Monday, April 2, 2018

The Definition Of Breaking My Rules: Review of The Definition of Fflur by ES Carter

As of late, I have become a lazy and complacent blogger. Relying on the talents of others to hand over html so my blog posts are fancy. This book released without fanfare of blog tours and takeovers.  The author just hit publish and is hoping that readers will take a chance on her quirky character. This leaves me to my own devices, and you, my faithful followers, a review. 

Title: The Definition of Fflur
Author: ES Carter
Release Date: 3/30/2018
Amazon US: or
Free to Read with Kindle Unlimited

You can't choose your family.

Just like you can't stop the whispers of your heart.

When Fflur's parents' divorce, she has to find her place in not only her new family, but also the world. Her mother's deception and secret life cuts deep. Deep enough for Fflur to taste the bitterness of hate. But her connection to a boy that may or may not become her new stepbrother could well cause the deepest hurt of all. I'm Fflur - Flower to everyone who knows me - and this is the story of broken homes, shattered hearts, and stolen dreams.

It's the story of weeds and wishes , and the definition of a flower.

First, I will allow you to let that sink in what you read above. Because truly, if a blurb checks off all my no-no rules when selecting a book, it's right there in front of your eyes. 
  • It's a story of someone under the age of 25. YA and me are a no.
  • It's a story that is going to have some pretty heavy angst. No hearts and rainbow unicorns, and I'm out. 

But what if I get off the high horse of self imposed pickiness and actually gave the book a chance? Seriously, didn't I JUST complain about insta-love haters in a earlier blog post? Now, in full disclosure, I did beta read the story, and Ms. Carter gave me the opportunity to say no. Yet, I decided to take a chance on this awkward old soul who is the center of probably the most wonderful story that will grace your heart and mind. My earlier initial thoughts were radically changed:
  • It's a story of a girl trying to understand her world after it all comes apart. How it molds and shapes her as the reader experiences her life in coming of age. 
  • It's a story that will evoke a lot of feelings as you read: anger, shock, sympathy, loss, understanding and most of all great love. 

Many have asked and I have answered firmly: Yes, there is a HEA.  I know as a reader, Ms. Carter put me through hell - read that as yes she ACTUALLY made me cry - but there is a happily ever after in the end. I would never steer my fellow book friends into a non-HEA. 

But did you catch that? She made me cry. The person who watched Titanic and asked when the people drown. That piece of information should make you rethink any decision not to read this story. If someone's words can touch me so profoundly to move me to tears, it is well worth your time. 

ES Carter creates a world where your mind travels there. The characters play out their lives with vivid imagery. Her words are beautiful and brilliant. As a reader, you want to reach out to Fflur, counsel her in each misstep, hold her when she breaks, and praise her when she grows resilient. 

I think I'm done. Because honestly, there is nothing else that I can find that will tell you why you should read this story. It is something to be experienced, treasured, and most of all - shared with all your book friends. In short...

Here is where you can find ES Carter around social media to share how much you enjoyed her story. 

Facebook: ES Carter Author
Twitter: @escarterauthor
Amazon Author Page: ES Carter
BookBub: E.S. Carter
Website: ES Carter
Book+Main: Eli Carter

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