Expected publication: October 7, 2013
Unfathomable forces have always contested Genevieve Indiana Falcon, known as Indie. The curse of her cold touch entraps her just as the grief ignited in her past torments her. Yet, her mysterious ability to dream while awake saturates her in the belief that she was not always anguished. There is hope that one day a true peace in her soul can be found.
Foolishly, Indie assumes she has contained her life in an odd balance, and she cherishes the visions she sees of the enigmatic boy that held her in a lost time, but can never reach. She grieves for a life she fears she'll never possess, and that grief is a weapon she uses against her aunt who stands between her and her inheritance.
Weeks away from her twenty-first birthday, the date where she would assume control over her family legacy, a night terror robs Indie of the balance she was clinging to. Like the dream she had before she lost her family, it predicts a fatal catastrophe on the horizon. The fight between life and death, good and evil, began the moment her thundering heart awoke her.
Everything changed after that dream. The one thing that keeps her curse at bay is stolen, and then the enigmatic boy arrives in the flesh. Face to face with her fiery born-again lover Indie realizes that the only way she can prevent the tragedy before her is to surrender everything she was, is, and could be.
Can she bend the laws of nature and fight the improbability that fire and ice could ever be one? As far as Indie is concerned, there is not a myth, spoken fate, or curse that is stronger than her stubborn desire to have it all ... including him.
Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she’d never been, introduce her to people she’s never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.
Rivulet is the story of Indie, a very special girl, weeks away from turning 21 and inheriting everything her parents left behind after their deaths. But Indie is not your normal girl. Everytime her emotions get the best of her everything she touches turns to ice and everytime she touches an object she can she the memories attached to it, her memories. But it's in her mansion that she has the most vivid memories of a past she know can't be hers but still feels like the most real thing she ever experienced. With prophetic dreams and some not so imaginary friends,a long with her actual friends she will try to unravel the mystery of her existance and the role that her evil aunt is playing in it.
The story of this book was certainly unique. Indie is a very special main character, which made me love her but also got me a bit frustrated. Sometimes I just couldn't understand her actions. Still she was quite enjoyable, unlike her sister, for some reason I could not like that girl. For me the most vivid and lovable characters in this book were the four guys closer to Indie. They way she described them and the way the acted just made me love them all. Another aspect of the book I loved was the Falcon family and its history. Such an amazing family. I'd love to be part of it, even though most of its members had terrible endings. The last part I enjoyed was the world that Magee created it really came to life, the places, the memories.
Unfortunately, this book had some things that I am not a huge fan of. Firstly, the star-crossed lovers, it didn't bother me so much in this particular book but it still existed. Also there was so much information in the first 100 pages of the book. It was a bit overwhelming and confusing at times. Everytime a new character showed up, Indie would go into detail about their personality and the memories she had with them. It was just at first. Then the characters got to show us who the truly were with their actions and I believe that was even better. Also there was too much mystery, yes, I never thought I'd say that, but at the beginning we had a million questions, so many sometimes I forgot some of them until the authors would mentioned them again. I love mysteries and it was fun to find the answers to Indie's past, but I believe that the mystery along with the too much info on the characters was just overwhelming for the first few pages.
Still, this book was a very fast read. After I got over the first 100 pages then I got more comfortable into the world Magee created and was glad to follow Indie around to see what she would find out and how she could save herself and everyone else.
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