Friday, January 2, 2015

Review: Shelby: Translucent Savior by Lisa Glenn

Shelby Lee has lived a life that is not her own. At the age of 13, her mother dies and turns her life upside down. Now the journey begins to fill in the blanks of a life that never was, and to find out what is meant to be. 

Sometimes you have to run away from everything you know to find what home is.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
What happens when the only mother you have ever known dies and leaves you in the hands of a monster?  You run for your life!  This is the story of a young girl that has her life turned upside down by circumstances beyond her control.  In Ms. Glenn’s novel, Shelby you will meet this remarkable young girl as her story unfolds.

Unknown to Shelby Lee secrets from her past will change her future. The woman that she thought was her mother was not her real mother!  At the age of thirteen her real story is revealed at the death of this woman.  She is left to the mercy of a step-father that has pedophile tendencies. Shelby knows that if she doesn’t escape, he will try to harm her, it is only a matter of time. Escape is the only thing that she can think of, so taking the few belonging she can pack into her backpack she climbs out her window.

This is the beginning of Shelby’s story and the adventure she lives as she searches for her way home. Determined to find where she belongs, nothing will stop her from finding it. Will Shelby find what she is looking for, a home and family?

Heroine:  4 stars
Plot:  4 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is an epic story of family lost and then found.  This is the story about a young girl’s survival of unbelievable obstacles to find a way home.   She is an unexpected heroine.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Glenn shares beautifully written stories. She is a talented storyteller that will touch your heart and soul with her words.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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