Find out the latest indie author news. For FREE.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 02/2018
  • 9780692999219
  • 206 pages
  • $14.99
Tough Love
Aalia Lanius, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

This is the journey of Aleyna, who is known for being a confident, smart and pretty brave considering her past battle with cancer. Aleyna hides from the world an unhealthy relationship with her less than faithful husband in order to maintain the picture perfect image and hopes for saving the marriage on life support. Then the phone call comes that the cancer she once beat has returned, this throws her into deeper conflict; her health or making others happy with a false image. This is a journey of self-discovery, strength, healing and courage.
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 7.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The circumstances of a tumultuous divorce and personal crises make this book intensely readable. Protagonist Aleyna’s path to regaining control of her life is gratifying, though the book’s tone shifts from tense and engaging to more freely inspirational as the novel progresses.

Prose: Neither the details of the story nor the protagonist’s epiphany are purely original, yet her quest to survive and ultimately become empowered, shows her individuality.

Originality: Lanius writes in a clear, confessional prose style, giving voice to Aleyna’s struggles through illness, violence, and emotional turmoil.

Character Development: Aleyna is a sharply rendered character, and readers are provided an intimate view into her painful circumstances. She is not blameless; however, it is through the revelation of her guilt—not her admission of it—that she becomes truly relatable for readers.

Date Submitted: June 03, 2018

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 02/2018
  • 9780692999219
  • 206 pages
  • $14.99

Loading...