Surviving Valencia by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Maura Harper

Surviving ValenciaSurviving Valencia by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

I’ve read this author’s short stories before. Her shorts are light and fluffy and very uncomplicated reads. I chose this book purely on the author’s name and did not read the blurb before cracking the binding. It was very different from the stories I’ve read from her before.

This is a story that switches between past (which reminded me of many of my favorite childhood things) and present and always in the same “voice”. This story is basically told from a single point of view. We shall call her “little sister” (because I don’t think we ever really learn her name). The story is full of mysteries and suspense and lots of twists and turns. As I was reading, I thought I knew where this story was going but that was not the case at all. It held my interest but at times I was very confused and a little disinterested. “Little Sister” is very haunted by the past and she bugged me a bit. I was very surprised by some of her actions.

This was an interesting story but the ending… oh that ending. I have questions!! I wonder if there is a crossover story that would answer these questions. I shall go investigate.

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