By: Kathryn Berla
5 out of 5 stars
The story Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a YA/science fiction book. It is a story that I found intriguing just by reading the description of it. The story takes you on a journey that had me wondering what was going to happen next. I enjoyed reading about the character of Tati. She finds herself noticing strange things happening around her and wants to find out the reasons. What is happening to Tati? What will happen if she finds the truth? What does the future hold for Tati? Read this book to find out. I was impressed with the depth of detail and information that is given in the story. I felt like I was right there with Tati. The story will have you turning pages and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the final page. The book is unforgettable and has amazing characters. I would highly recommend reading it.
This book caught my attention immediately. I found the premise fascinating and flew through the pages to find out how everything would resolve. I really enjoy Berla’s writing style and loved this mystery/fantasy twist. Fantastic characters and detail, this YA fantasy is one that will appeal to all ages. Loved it!
This is a Young Adult Science Fiction Fantasy story that I enjoyed from the very beginning. It has a little bit of everything from drama to mystery. I was so engaged throughout the story that I read it in one sitting. The characters made the story feel realistic. Tati sends her DNA in for testing but the results are something that she never would expect. Who knew the results of one test would start such a chain of events. I highly recommend finding out what happens next.
Ricochet is a fascinating and thought provoking story by Kathryn Berla. It is a YA sci-fi fantasy with a very intriguing premise, some drama, interesting characters, mystery, and adventure.
I have read most of Ms. Berla’s books now and have enjoyed how she manages to create such diverse fantasies. And this book is no different. I was attracted to this book entirely by the cover and the original concept- before I had even realised it was by Kathryn Berla.
Going in we meet seventeen year old Tati, who doesn’t realise that she will soon discover things that will turn her world upside down and change everything she thought she knew about the world, and herself. It all starts when she sends a sample off for ancestry DNA testing. When it comes back inconclusive, it sets off a chain of events (coupled with her unexplained convulsions) that reveals parallel worlds, and her other ‘selves’. And so, the adventure begins.
The story is fairly fast paced and does ‘jump’ around a bit between past and present, and the changes in character perspectives- which made it a little confusing at times- but after adjusting to the ‘jauntiness’ of it all, the story became much easier to read.
I really wish there had been more ‘world building’, as I really would have liked to explore that aspect of the story more. I also think that whilst the characters were good, they lacked the depth and complexity which would have made them ‘great’ and this story a lot more exciting- elevating it to a whole new level. With the promise that the premise held, this book could have been amazing, and although it was a ‘good’ read- I was left just a little disappointed.
Don’t be put off reading this story though, because it is well written and does deserve a read- I am just being greedy and wanted ‘more’ of the characters, their world/s, and the story.
I wonder what Ms. Berla has in store for us next?
Thank you, Ms. Berla!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
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Kathryn Berla is the author of the young adult novels 12 Hours in Paradise, The House at 758, Dream Me, and Going Places (which received one of VOYA Magazines Perfect 10 ratings for 2018). The Kitty Committee, a novel of psychological suspense, is her first novel written for adult readers. When shes not writing, shes reading (usually three or four books concurrently). When shes not reading, shes either dreaming about traveling or actually traveling. And when shes doing none of the above, you can probably find her in a movie theater, watching Netflix, or exercising. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can learn more about her at KathrynBerlaBooks.com.
Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla
Beau and Bett is a YA twist on Beauty and the Beast by Kathryn Berla. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Berla, but definitely won’t be the last. This was such a wonderful change from what I usually read. I love the way Ms. Berla spun the characters and featured issues that are happening today. This book had me hooked from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down until the last. This was a great end of the summer read. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Berla.
Review by @sunbarn
Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla is a wonderfully written Coming of age/YA book. This is my first read by this Author and it’s definitely not my last. I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t stop reading till the last page I truly enjoyed this book and the fact that it was not just entertaining but definitely kept me interested. Beau and Bett ( Bettina) .Beau finds himself working on the farm to pay off a debt from his mother. Bett is always seeing him on the ranch.He finds falling for her but only problem is her lies.Find out what happens next in this modern day fairytale. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Beau & Bett
By Kathryn Berla
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
This is a full length novel. Perfect for YA. A modern day Beauty and the Beast.
When Beau’s mom crashes into Bettina Range Rover. Beau heads over to try and work off his mother’s bill. Beau gets the job working on the ranch. In the process him and Bettina become slow friends. But Bett has her own ghosts in the closet. Can she trust Beau to keep her secrets? Can Beau trust Bett? Honesty and young love are the main story headlines. This is a great story for the young at heart as well as the Young Adults.
Kathryn Berla has written this sweet love story. I love her characters and the things they face, in this novel. This is a new author for me, and I will be recommending this to my young adult families and friends. This book is a quick page turner, with so much story to tell. I really enjoyed reading Kathryn Berla ‘ s romance. Job well done!
Anyone that knows me knows I love anything Beauty and the Beast! I love how this was different and roles were swopped! Never considered this and I loved it and I loved that twist. I feel like it just opened my eyes to a different perspective. It took awhile to know why Bett was call “the beast” but I get it, its relatable to readers. I loved the banter between the characters and the chemistry that sizzled off the page. I can’t wait for more with this author