Featured: Metamorphosis by Ivy Logan
Review: “Metamorphosis is a complex and suspenseful story happening in a world fluctuating between beauty as we know it and magic.”
“When you loved someone more than anything in the world, you showed them who you were, even knowing there was a possibility they would hate you for it, even if it broke your heart. But you did it anyway because you loved them and the need to save them was greater than your need for self-preservation.”
Amidst the luminescence and incandescent beauty of the rare pink diamonds of Peradora, South America, lives Amelia, a teen oblivious to her supernatural bloodline. It would appear that she has the perfect life.
Until it turns out, her entire life is a lie
Forced to confront secrets from her past, Amelia has to distinguish between the truth and lies in her brutal fight against the Peradorian dictator, her own uncle.
Her metamorphosis becomes the clarion call of a revolution.
Matters of the heart complicate her life further
Will she ever get over her first love Adrian whose adventurous spirit made her feel alive? Is Noah, the handsome bodyguard she just can’t seem to ignore, a foe, a friend or much more than that?
Both Noah and Adrian are hiding secrets of their own
Will their secrets destroy Amelia?
As she takes on the fight of her life, Amelia will soon learn that some secrets are best buried in the past, and some truths can set you free.
And in the ens, ahe is the girl with no face.
Will she find herself again?
Metamorphosis is a dark and fractured fairy tale and fantasy about a love story born from the roots of hate. Based on the theme of star-crossed lovers, it alludes to Rapunzel, Snow White and Beauty and The Beast, combining flavors of all these timeless fairy tale classics and setting them against the harsh reality of real life – blood diamonds and rebellion.
Add to the mix a heroine inspired by Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, and you have a young girl, pretty much a prisoner in a golden cage, but determined to find herself- save herself and others.
So, why is she referred to as ‘The Girl With No Face?’
Meet Ivy Logan:
I am a realist but at the same time also a dreamer. To me, writing is the window to my imagination, which also collaborates with my glimpses of the world around me. The beauty of writing lies in the mind’s eye – what we see, the way we interpret it and finally how we translate it to paper. This gives me immense joy.I try to imagine myself as a reader, I read what I’ve written aloud. And if I am bored, I discard it and start again. It takes a lot to make me happy and I will keep at it until I am satisfied.
Compromise is not a good word where storytelling is concerned.
I am extremely passionate about stories especially those steeped in mythical folklore, ancient myths, and legends and suffused with the magic of unique realms and supernatural worlds.
I believe there is an alternate universe where magic, mysticism, and wonder still exist, a world where no reality is impossible.
Discovering ourselves is an ongoing journey. When I write about these worlds, I become a part of them and learn more about myself each day.
I write about girls and women with flaws and their lives. My characters are not the most beautiful, not the bravest, not the thinnest nor the richest.
They find strength in their family, in their love. My girls do not compete against men; only circumstances and the challenges they throw up.
Reading feeds my soul. I don’t think it is possible for me to write if I would not read. Reading takes me into other worlds and I need that.
Growing up, Enid Blyton was my favorite author and although that list has a lot more names in it, she will never grow old. She still lives in my heart. I read Enid Blyton even now.
The first real story I ever wrote was about a princess who traveled through time to the future to save a ten year old child. The two of them end up rescuing each other. That story was never completed and after I finish the Breach Chronicles, it is one of the stories I hope to tell.
Review by Vampire Hunter:
As a child, Amelia’s parents pass away, and she is left to the care of a cruel and greedy uncle. He keeps her a prisoner under the threat of removing/hurting people who cares for her. Then a hired companion,
Theresa, appears to provide the friendship that Amelia so desperately wants. But Theresa is jealous of the difference in their stations. And what about Theresa’s brother Adrian, whom Amelia is drawn to? Can he be trusted with her young heart?
Ms. Logan’s lovely prose makes the story come alive! A favorite line: The melancholy feeling, which seemed to surround him spread its tentacles to me and I felt a shiver along my spine.
Amelia’s uncle Liam is rich and powerful and leads an army. His fortune comes from diamonds, produced by the sweat and blood of miners-prisoners forced to endure dangerous and exhausting work.
Although Amelia cannot escape from Liam, she uses the one outlet available to her to fight him: the internet. She invents a new persona to encourage a rebel group to fight Liam.
Against her will, she becomes a spokesmodel for Liam’s tainted line of diamonds. Although she becomes a celebrity of sorts and is popular with the wealthy set that Liam associates with, she is a symbol of greed and tyranny to others.
Then Amelia learns the dark secrets of her past and her life is altered in a way she never could have expected. Metamorphosis is a wonderful YA fantasy tale full of heart, angst, and surprises!
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