Forgotten Violets | Martin Niewood

At eighteen, Meadow Noone has endured more horror than most people witness in a lifetime. After escaping her captor’s cellar, she realizes that this was not the end of her problems; it was the beginning. Rescued from the lifeless tundra, she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. Feigning amnesia, she is determined to hide her secret, a secret too terrible to reveal.

With no one to turn to, she relies upon her friends, Parker and Elizabeth, to retain her sanity. Overwhelmed by anxiety she succumbs to Elsyn, a mysterious and addictive fruit. She wonders if the Elsyn is powerful enough to free her from the past that haunts her. Before long, she realizes that there is more to this sinister plot than her abduction and that the Elsyn is part of the puzzle.

Forgotten Violets is the story of Meadow’s journey through a psychological landscape of deceit and betrayal that causes her to question her relationships and beliefs. She knows that she is changing but changing into what?

Breakdown:

  • Book: Forgotten Violets
  • Series: Book 1
  • Author: Martin Niewood

REVIEW:

I was soo excited to start reading this book. The cover was beautiful, the synopsis was exciting. Everything was good, right?

Well… not exactly. So much happens in this book that its so hard to keep up. I have so much to say but I’m going to keep it short and simple.

  1. Everything was fast paced.
  2. So many things aren’t connected, I feel like we are missing huge chunks of the book. We are constantly left to play catch up. Since, a lot of the story telling is left to the readers to fill in.
  3. It was hard to immerse myself into the plot. This is because we aren’t left to explore the story, instead we are told.
  4. The synopsis sounded promising, it was very confusing at first. I assumed that maybe that was what we were intended to feel. However, this kept on until the end.
  5. The characters are mostly one dimensional.

On a positive note, the plot was very promising, The story was original and exciting. I kept wondering what everything meant. There was soo much potential but the narrative did not serve it well. Everything happens very suddenly, in a rate that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Like everyone had second split decisions and then just did it.  Unfortunately, I really didn’t enjoy it at all.

Final Rating:

★★

“We are all tested during our lives. I truly believe that there is a master design and that everything happens for a reason. There are no shortcuts to enlightenment but if you endure the suffering, you will realize the universe’s plan and reach your full potential. Then and only then will your life have meaning and be blessed with hope and happiness.” 

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