Thursday, April 26, 2018

Envious by Katie Keller-Nieman

by Katie Keller-Nieman

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Envious - Book 1
Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Publisher: Katie Keller-Nieman
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 347 pages
Available from: Amazon
Her visions warn of danger. Trusting in them could cost her everything, but ignoring them could cost her life.

I am not like everyone else. I have dreams, visions of past lives, that haunt even my waking hours. My past lives are filled with danger, deceit, and fleeting moments of love. And they are beginning to rule every moment of my present one. Since meeting Eric, they have only grown stronger. They are telling me something I cannot ignore: that he and I belong together. 

I know it sounds crazy, but I can't help believing these visions are real. There must be a reason for them. But what does it mean when they show me horrible things? What does it mean when they tell me not to trust my best friend? 

I may not have much, not the greatest family or many friends, but I do have a best friend whom everyone adores. Aurora is kind, pretty, and popular, and we have been inseparable since childhood. Since she began dating Eric, though, things have changed between us. Aurora doesn't deserve Eric, or my friendship. 

But what if I'm wrong? What if I'm crazy? Is believing the impossible a sign that I am losing my mind, or could ignoring these visions be dangerous?
Envious by Katie Keller-Nieman

EnviousEdgy, emotionally volatile and chaotic. Katie Keller-Nieman’s ENVIOUS is not an easy read, but it is both intriguing and unique. Prepare to spend a few hours with your nerves on edge as we live within Sandy’s mind, a not completely likable character who appears to be on the edge of her sanity at times.

Sandy is in love with her best friend’s boyfriend, a young man she “knows” has been her soulmate throughout time, as her visions tell her, again and again. There is also one person standing in their way to what Sandy believes to be their destiny, Aurora, her best friend in her current incarnation.

Her bitter jealousy rages within and often boils over in her outward actions or temperament. Is she the only one who knows what was meant to be throughout the centuries? How can Eric be so blind to both her feelings and what she perceives as Aurora’s treachery? Is Aurora truly evil or has she been cast that way in Sandy’s mind as time again she feels manipulated by her “best friend?”

Katie Keller-Nieman’s tale is dark, brittle and will require a strong constitution to get through at times as Sandy’s life doesn’t so much as unfold, as it seems to be torn like meat from a bone. Only great writing can cause such emotional turmoil in readers or raise so many questions that could have a multitude of answers. My head is still reeling from that ending!

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