Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Promises She Keeps

Promise is a young singer hoping that the fame she so desperately seeks will immortalize her, as she has cystic fibrosis and expects to die young. Portia is a witch and art gallery curator who has searched her whole life for the goddess that will give her immortality and has no regard for the people that will be hurt in pursuit of that goal. And Chase is a man with autism who uses his incredible artistic talent to draw visions of people whom he has not even met yet. At first glance his drawings appear to be of various species of trees and have an eerie ability to foretell the future.

At first the stories of these three individuals seemed so disconnected, and in truth I had a hard time believing in, or being drawn into, their connections once they were revealed. I found the ending rather abrupt and would have preferred a little more time being spent tying up those loose ends. I read one reviewer who referred to this book as “Christian Science-Fiction” and for lack of a better term this is the genre I would place it in as well. The story line was a little supernatural for me to really get engaged. For the most part I found it to be a fairly enjoyable read, but I see myself forgetting the plot and characters quickly. There were some broader themes in the novel, such as the idea of what immortality really is (is it being remembered, living forever, or heaven) that made me think. However, there was too much emphasis on the supernatural elements, and not enough exploration of these themes for me to really have loved this book. I felt it to be a good read, but not an excellent read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

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