Why I started reading: The concept. I mean really, read that blurb again. It drew me in immediatedly.
Why I kept reading: In a word? The characters. The immediate contrast between Maya in the beginning of the novel and her character in the first life grabbed me. I saw a glimpse of the journey she had gone through, and I wanted to see more. I kept reading, and I was not disappointed.
The Writing Style: Intimate and honest. I saw an earlier draft of this novel, and let me tell you - the author only keeps getting better. The potential in her writing style and storytelling is huge, but it isn't just potential. This book is solid and well-written.
The Story: It's a mix of fantasy and historical fiction - the official genre is Reincarnation Fantasy - and let me tell you this straight off: L.E. Waters knows her stuff. The historical details are not only vivid, but they're true to the time period. And the fantasy? Let's just say it was more than enough to satisfy me, lover of all things magical.
In this story, Maya is taken through several different lives - but you never lose sight of her character. Even in four stories from four different time periods, the characters remain continuous and well-rounded.
If there's one thing I would critique about this book in it's final stage, it's that I wish it were longer. I love all the characters, and I want to see more of them in more detail. Thankfully, it's the first in a series - and up next? Italy! Heck to the yes!
My Recommendation: Beyond worth the 2.99 at Amazon. If you like fantasy or history, you'll enjoy this book - and if you like both? You'll love it as much as I do!
(P.S. The book's author is doing a giveaway here - you should check it out!)