Monday, July 10, 2017

"The Girl Who Could See" by Kara Swanson

About this book:

  “All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but what if she is the only one who can truly see?
  Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear “normal,” she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see.
  Tristan was Fern’s childhood imaginary hero, saving her from monsters under her bed and outside her walls. As she grew up and his secret world continued to bleed into hers, however, it only caused catastrophe. But, when the city is rocked by the unexplainable, Fern is forced to consider the possibility that this young man isn’t a hallucination after all—and that the creature who decimated his world may be coming for hers.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- A ‘Thank God’ is said;
*Note: A mention of the years Fern was kidnapped that was “like hell”.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘heck’, a ‘screwed up’, a ‘what the’, and two ‘stupid’; A few mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Pain, Injuries, Diseases, Blood/Bleeding, & Fighting (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of pain, injuries/wounds, stitches, blood/bleeding, fighting, spears/blades, & protecting someone from harm/danger (semi-detailed); Many mentions of a dangerous monster/disease/plague, & deaths (along with flashbacks of that time, up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of when Fern was kidnapped, tested on, & felt pain from it all (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths & murders (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a car accident & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of hallucinations, trauma, & screams; Mentions of drugs, selling crack (Fern’s parents did), & jail-time; Mentions of lies; A few mentions of nightmares; A few mentions of bullies; A couple mentions of terrorists; A couple mentions of rotting flesh; A mention of tattoos.

Sexual Content- a boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces, Nearness, & Warmth (up to semi-detailed); Blushes; Some Noticing; A few mentions of thinking a child (young Fern) was trafficked; A couple mentions of a male friend not being a pervert; A couple mentions of a cute guy & a boyfriend; Some Love, falling/being in love, & the emotions.

-Fern Johnson, age 19
                                      1st person P.O.V. of Fern
                                                 200 pages

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My personal Rating-
I went into this novella not knowing too much. I came out impressed by the very well done first person POV. The whole premise is very interesting. I can definitely see fans of Lisa T. Bergren’s YA series and also Sara Ella’s books enjoying this one. There were some parts I wasn’t a fan of because of some details mentioned, but overall I enjoyed it. I do think some parts could have been expanded on, but it was a very action packed read that had some romance thrown in and a great ending! ;)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Almost all books have a slow part no matter how good it is, but I was never bored while reading this. I loved how it ended :)! The only bad thing is my sister is going to read this after me and I can't tell her ANYTHING about it! Well, over all I give this book 5 stars.