After coming home from a monotonous office job to the apartment where she lives alone, thirty-something Abigail Watson is having a tough day in a hard week in a rotten month, and don’t even get her started on the year. Until that night when something wonderfully impossible shows up at her door and rings the bell insistently.
You’re not supposed to answer the door late at night to strangers who come knocking unannounced, right?
Right. But Abigail does.
Because how can you be scared of someone with translucent wings like those of a dragonfly?
WHAT THE FAERIES LEFT BEHIND is an urban fairy tale ‘antidote’ to those times when the dullness and drudgery of grown-up life seems inescapable, and to the misconception that wonder and play are just for children.
|Publisher:||Amber Michelle Cook|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
____________ _ _ _ _ Amber Michelle Cook writes stories of deep, meaningful fun. Partly raised in Germany, she went to an international school for high-school, majored in linguistics, loves literature and period pieces. She's also a photography/graphic arts artist of color and wonder living in the great Northwest. In addition to leading improv writing tables, she's one of the team behind National Novel Editing Month and Member Relations Chair of Communications/Marketing for the Northwest Independent Writers Association. Aside from words and stories, she adores dogs and is fascinated by any and everything aquatic. Especially cephalopods. ____________ _ _ _ _
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Before a start.. I received a free copy of this book, from the Author: Amber Michelle Cook, in exchange for a review. Ok so, our character Abigail who is undoubtedly becoming tired and frustrated of her boring mundane every day life, a bit of a loner she longs for something better, more excitement and a deeper meaning, (I mean who wouldn't). She wants to feel that she truly belongs somewhere, anywhere from where shes' at presently. So when she finds out that she is a Fae Changeling, who is required to be back in her homeland she jumps at the chance.. Thus beginning her adventure. My only criticism about this novella was that it wasn't quite long enough.. but hey I'm just greedy! I related to this character quite a lot, I mean who doesn't dream of an adventure to be apart of? With plenty of laugh out loud moments to keep me entertained, you learn more and more about Abigail as the story unfolds. The author created beautifully imagery with her words which left me engulfed in the story and made her own mark on a classic story idea. The story had its own twists and turns that I didn't always see coming (I won't spoil any of them). I think this is a very well thought out piece of work that Amber Michelle Cook should be proud of. I would very much like to read more of her work in the future. :)
Very interesting storyline, though I would have liked it to be a bit longer and descriptive. I can easily relate to the character and liked how the author put the character's thoughts into the story. I think this story would be great as a full novel and would like to know more about the characters.
I received a free copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. Abigail leads a mundane life, but after a particularly bad day a faerie turns up at her door claiming that Abigail is a fae changling, who must return home. The story then follows Abigail and the faerie's journey to the meeting place for her return to the Faerie Realm. Abigail was likeable & I could easily relate to her character. I found her thoughts were amusing & kept me interested throughout the novella. I enjoyed the ending, it was not how I imagined it would end & I liked that it wasn't predictable! I would have liked the book to have been a bit longer to explore the characters more fully, particularly the fae. I also felt that the writing didn't always flow that well, which left me re-reading bits, so that I understood what was happening.