Reviews of dark fiction

SLAVES TO GRAVITY by Somer Canon and Wesley Southard

Did you ever have those flying dreams when you were a kid? I did and they always gave me such a thrill. The first half of this book did too!

Charlene, (aka Charlie), gets into an accident and when she wakes up, she’s lost the use of her legs. It’s a terrible blow for a woman in the prime of her life. Her husband Marcus is by her side the whole time, during her hospital stay, and during her months of physical therapy. He even makes sure everything is within her reach once she’s able to return home. Then one night, Charlie wakes up and finds she’s levitated off the bed. How did she get there? How does she get down? You’ll have to read this to find out!

I just loved the first half of this novella. I really liked the characters of Charlie and Marcus. They seemed like real people, trying their best to deal with a terrible situation. But then, in the second half the story got wonky for me. I can’t say too much about why, without spoilers, but it didn’t work for me. It seemed almost like the second half wasn’t connected to the first, other than these two characters.

I’ve read short stories from both of these authors before, and I’ve enjoyed them. It’s just that this one didn’t work for me. Your mileage may vary.

A note regarding the cover and illustrations-LOVED them! Silver Shamrock puts out nothing but great looking books and this is no exception.

*Thanks to Silver Shamrock for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!*

Slaves To Gravity Book Cover Slaves To Gravity
Somer Canon, Wesley Southard
Dark Fiction
Silver Shamrock
8.4.2020
Kindle
130
https://amzn.to/2RiOv80

After waking up in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the waist down, Charlie Snyder had no idea where life would take her. Dejected, broken, and permanently bound to a wheelchair, she believed her life was truly over. That is…until gravity no longer applied.

It started out slow. Floating from room to room. Menial tasks without assistance. When she decided to venture outside and take some real risks with her newfound ability, she rose above her own constraints to reveal a whole new world, and found other damaged individuals just like her to confide in.

But there are other things out there, waiting in the dark. Repulsive, secretive creatures that don’t want Charlie to touch the sky. And they’ll stop at nothing to keep her on the ground.

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