Trinity Hartell's life changed after the accident. Left with irreversible brain damage, she becomes a burden to her mother, a cause for heartbreak for her boyfriend Zack, and a flattened obstacle for her jealous best friend, Ellie.
But then she starts writing. Perhaps it's a coincidence that the psychotic, murderous protagonist of her novel bears a striking similarity to the charming Wiley Dalton, a mayoral candidate in the upcoming election.
Or, perhaps not...
|Publisher:||Faery Ink Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
Clare Marshall grew up in rural Nova Scotia with very little television and dial up internet, and yet, she turned out okay. She has a combined honours in journalism and psychology from the University of King's College, and is a graduate from Humber College's Creative Book Publishing Program. She founded Woulds & Shoulds Editing and Design in 2010 for self-published authors looking for quality editing and design services. When she's not writing, she enjoys playing the fiddle and making silly noises at cats. Her website is www.faeryinkpress.com
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Within based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This books starts with two different stories, the first one being that of Trinity, Zack and Ellie. They are working on an English project together at Ellie¿s mom¿s house. After they are finished, Ellie drives Trinity and Zack, who are boyfriend/girlfriend, home. On the way to drop them off, they are in a terrible accident, one that they aren¿t sure that Trinity will survive. She does survive, but has severe brain damage. She reverts to adolescence. Trinity¿s parents, Stephanie and George, are having disagreements on how to take care of Trinity. Stephanie works for Wiley Dalton, who is running for mayor. George wants her to ask for time off of the campaign to stay home and take care of Trinity. Stephanie doesn¿t really want to ask for time off, but she does half-heartedly. Wiley encourages her to stay on as the elections are nearing. This is putting a strain on Stephanie¿s and George¿s relationship.Trinity starts having these episodes where she is writing non-stop. It is amazing that someone with her level of brain function can write such intricate stories. Zack visits Trinity nearly every day. Sometimes he brings Ellie along. It isn¿t long before they start to get intrigued by Trinity¿s stories as well.Then there is Edmund and how he created the Order of Purus who worship the God, Omnus. The Order of Purus believe that they are the superior race and they need to ¿redeem¿ the ¿impure.¿ It tells of how Edmund recruited men to the Order and how they go about redeeming.My Opinion:At first, I found this story hard to get into. The two different parts of the story weave in and out and I had a hard time connecting the two. After I got about ¿ to ½ ways through the book, I began to understand the stories a little better and things started to make sense. Between was full of surprises, though. As soon as you thought that you understood things and that you knew what was going to happen next, something would happen that would change the direction of your thinking. Overall, this was a good book to read. I love the mystery element to it and that fact that it wasn¿t predictable.I Liked:¿Trinity. I even like her at the beginning of the book before the accident. She was not only a good friend to Ellie; she was also a good girlfriend to Zack. After her accident, she reverted and didn¿t remember either of them.¿Zack. He is very loyal to Trinity, both before and after her accident. He always has hope that Trinity will get better and that she will remember him and love him like she used to.¿Ellie. She is Trinity¿s best friend and consequently hangs out with Zack a lot because of it. She tries her best to do right by Trinity and she feels guilty for what happens because she was driving when the accident happened.¿George. Trinity¿s father. He doesn¿t get mentioned much in the book, but he truly has Trinity¿s best interest at heart.I Did Not Like:¿Stephanie. Trinity¿s mom. When she was first presented with the problem of someone needing to stay home with Trinity after the accident, she didn¿t want to take time off of work to do that. ¿Wiley Dalton. At first he seems really good¿too good. He ruined it for me when he talked Stephanie out of staying home with Trinity because he needed her for his campaign.¿Edmund. He has issues.¿The Order of Purus. This society, cult, whatever you want to call them, is just sick and wrong. Killing people, redeeming the impure¿Cover: On the cover is Trinity. I really like the way she looks on this cover. It looks like she is simple minded and not paying attention to anything which fits the description of her after the accident. I¿m not exactly sure what the leaves have to do with the story, but they add a nice touch to the cover.
This book is not light and fluffy but dark, and suspenseful. It is told in the point of view of everyone surrounding Trinity, though I think it would have been interesting to hear her voice no matter how simple it may or may not have been. I would've have liked to hear the thoughts that drove her to write her story. I'm still trying to figure out how/what caused Trinity to have these psychic episodes, why is she able to tap into that negative energy of the occult. This story is mysterious, and deceptive....not at all what you will expect when the accident happens and Trinity becomes brain damaged. Within is so much more than that. To sum it up it was a good read but the end did not make me happy(no warm and fuzzy here), it was unfair I think.....but you'll have to read to find out why.
Within by Clare C. Marshall is a tragically terrific read. It jumps around a bunch, but brings it all together in the end. And what a wonderfully creepy end indeed. Well worth the read.
I would like to thank the author, Clare C. Marshall, for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book for her one year anniversary tour. I was totally blown away by this book. Completely and utterly blown away by this book. It was just. that. good. This morning I sat down on my sofa with the intent of getting to the halfway point with it today and continuing tomorrow. I looked down at the pages, and noticed I only had 10 more left. And then it was over. Your heart totally goes out to Trinity and the love that Zack continues to have for her after the accident. I wanted to smack Trinity's mom for being a selfish person and putting her career ahead of her daughter, but then let's lump in Trinity's father for the same reason, because I sure as heck didn't see him rushing to take FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) after Trinity came back from the hospital. True though, this story was in Canada so maybe they have other laws, but surely they would have an equivalent? Ellie was a selfish, hormonal brat who just saw the accident and its consequences as a chance to hook up with her bestie's boyfriend. However, at the end, I could only wish her the best.