Friday, February 6, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Onyx Webb (Episode One) by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz



ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

Best-Selling Authors Fenton & Waltz Welcome You to the World of Onyx Webb. This is Episode One of Season One.

One reviewer says, "Fabulous. Different. Odd. Crazy. Wonderful. I've never read anything like it. You've created great value and I adore your pithy quote-ables all over the place. You've created the weirdest, coolest new genre of fiction and I love it." - It’s June, 1980 and piano prodigy, Juniper Cole is on the way to her senior prom.

- It’s January 2010, and Koda Mulvaney has blown through his 20 million dollar trust fund and is told by his father to return home and get to work.

- It’s August, 1904 and little Onyx Webb is on her way to the famous World’s Fair in St. Louis with her father, Catfish.

Two of the three will see a ghost, one will become a ghost and everyone will learn that life is hard to let go of even when you’re dead. And that's just Episode One. A paranormal suspense, supernatural romance, with a dash of historical fiction, Onyx Webb is what author Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have called creep-spiration. The stories may haunt you, the darkness may disturb you, but ultimately you’ll be reminded to treasure every moment of your life because… If you think life is precious now? Just wait until you’re dead.

MY REVIEW:

The authors of this book reached out to me and asked if I would review their book.  They sent me a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

I'll admit, I was a little nervous when I received my review copy. The "presentation" of this book is a little different - there are black and white images before each chapter and cursive fonts in a couple of places.  Then the first few chapters seem almost disconnected -- each chapter is a different character in a different time period and I wasn't quite sure where it was heading, but once each character came back around again I started to get into each of their story lines.

The only thing I did not like was that the story (Episode 1) ends before the dots are connected.  Just when you really start to get into the story of each character, Episode 1 ends, and you don't quite know yet how everything ties together.  Because of that, it feels kind of incomplete and you want to jump right in to Episode 2, but it isn't available yet.

Luckily, I read on their website (http://onyxwebb.com/) that "Episode One...is a stand-alone episode.  All subsequent episodes will be released in books containing three episodes per book." And the next book is scheduled for release in February 2015.  I would definitely be willing to read the next book when it comes out.