Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review - Finding Esta by Shah Wharton

Supernatural story with original character and twist

This novel combines one the most complicated characters combined with a refreshing twist on aliens and supernatural to come into my eyes in quite awhile.  While I'm not a reader who minds coming across a book that reads like a good television show (predictable but engaging) my barrier for that standard is the ubiquitous Kindle buck.  $2.99 is a fair price for originality.  Spend it here.

Esta begins as an intensely screwed up character who can relate to know one on an intimate level and is addicted to pleasing her critical and passive aggressive family. Chapter four is a great intense interior monologue of transformation experience by her through contact with her "otherworldly" friend. I think what makes this work is that many characters get to their ability to communicate with the supernatural through being "oversensitive".  Author Shah Wharton flips that and Esta gets there primarily by being cut off from the real world, giving the book a extra dimension of fright because it's all so schizophrenic.

LINK: Finding Esta by Shah Wharton

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