Today is the last day of the Worlds of Wonder author hop. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of this hop and I hope everyone who’s been following along has enjoyed the various posts. My post for today is about what other’s have said about Obscura Burning. Since my book was released less than a week ago, I don’t have too many reviews yet but the ones I do have are worth quoting from!
The world’s going to end in fire…and it’s all Kyle’s fault.
Kyle Wolfe’s world is about to crash and burn. Just weeks away from graduation, a fire kills Kyle’s two best friends and leaves him permanently scarred. A fire that Kyle accidentally set the night he cheated on his boyfriend Danny with their female friend, Shira. That same day, a strange new planet, Obscura, appears in the sky. And suddenly Kyle’s friends aren’t all that dead anymore.
Each time Kyle goes to sleep, he awakens to two different realities. In one, his boyfriend Danny is still alive, but Shira is dead. In the other, it’s Shira who’s alive…and now they’re friends with benefits. Shifting between realities is slowly killing him, and he’s not the only one dying. The world is dying with him. He’s pretty sure Obscura has something to do with it, but with his parents’ marriage imploding and realities shifting each time he closes his eyes, Kyle has problems enough without being the one in charge of saving the world…
Here are a few quotes from a review of Obscura Burning:
– “Diversity is something often sorely lacking in books — especially books aimed at teens — and Obscura Burning has it in spades. Multiple ethnicities, classes and sexualities are represented here without their inclusion feeling “token” or preachy; everyone feels real and flawed and beautifully rendered.”
– “Another of the great strengths of Obscura Burning: Its honesty. It doesn’t flinch. Instead, it treats things with the kind of frankness and — at times — brutality that they deserve. I respect that in a book, especially a YA title. The prose, too, has several beautifully turned phrases and a handful of snicker-out-loud clever moments that make Kyle endearing as a narrator and show the author’s skill.”
– “It’s rare that I’m able to say, honestly, that I didn’t see an end coming — but this one had me writhing in uncertainty until the final page. The ending blindsided me, caught me completely off-guard, despite all of the puzzle pieces laid out in advance to set things up. This is a book that begs to be re-read so you can deconstruct the puzzle and find more clues to divine meaning from the finale.”
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