Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review: The Clearing by Heather Davis

In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever.

     Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school.

     Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him.

     But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.

     In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.

The Clearing by Heather Davis was such an interesting read. It started off a little slow for me, but once I pushed through the first couple chapters, I could not put it down. I am so glad I stuck it out because this book is amazing! It touches on some dark issues like domestic violence, but does not go into too much detail. 

The ending is bittersweet. After finishing it, I had to sit and think about what happened and decide if I liked it or not. At first, I felt disappointed in the ending, but then I determined that I was sad to see it end. The conclusion of my thought process was that I definitely enjoyed the book. The ending is not a happily ever after ending, but it was how it needed to end in my opinion. I wish there was a sequel!

Rating: 4/5

Swords are for fighting,

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