Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Onyx Webb: Book One: Episodes 1, 2, & 3

From the Publisher: - It’s June, 1980 and piano prodigy, Juniper Cole is on the way to her senior prom.

- It’s January 2010, and Koda Mulvaney has blown through his 20 million dollar trust fund and is told by his father to return home and get to work.

- It’s August, 1904 and little Onyx Webb is on her way to the famous World’s Fair in St. Louis with her father, Catfish.

Two of the three will see a ghost, one will become a ghost and everyone will learn that life is hard to let go of even when you’re dead. And that's just Book One. Designed to read like a supernatural soap opera, Onyx Webb is a paranormal suspense series, with supernatural romance, as well as a dash of historical fiction. The stories may haunt you, the darkness may disturb you, but ultimately you’ll be reminded to treasure every moment of your life because… If you think life is precious now? Just wait until you’re dead.

My Review: Wow! That's an understatement, though. Onyx Webb is one of those books that you just don't want to put down because it grabs you from the beginning and keeps you wanting more. Not only do you get one story, you get three! And they are all told in different times, like the 1900s, 1970s, and in the current, 2000s. So you get three different points of view, and at first you're thinking "What does this have to do with that?" But then you see it, and it's like, WHOA! Of the three different story lines, they all connect in some way, and it's pretty cool to see how it does.

We meet Onyx in 1904 when she's just a little girl on her way to the fair with her father. Her mom died when she was born, so she never knew her. But there is a mystery to her mother that we are eluded to. So Onyx is a bit of a mystery to us from the beginning. While at the fair, she strays from her father and ends up being taken by a woman who is totally messed up in the head! I won't go into detail on that, but just know, people in this book who you think are nice and sweet, aren't. I don't want to go into too much detail with her story because it's got a lot going on. So I don't want to spoil it for you!

Fast forward a bit and we're now in the 1970s. There is a girl named Juniper, and as a young girl has her future set. She's a piano prodigy and everyone is fascinated with her! But, things go south quickly when her dad starts stealing her money and runs off with another woman. Leaving Juniper, her brother Quinn, and their mother all alone. But their mom isn't much help since she's turned to the bottle for comfort. So, Quinn is put into the role of caretaker and does everything he can to take care of his sister. That is, until she leaves for her senior prom years later, only to not return home at curfew. Quinn does everything he can to find her. The city of Savannah searches for this young star, but to no avail. What happened to her? And why would someone want to take an innocent girl?

Now we're in the 2000s. We meet Koda Mulvaney and he's the modern day heart throb for teenage girls. He was also named sexiest man alive, but his appearance and outlook on life is to be determined. He's got it all. Money, girls wanting him, a best friend to travel the world with him. He's even got a filthy rich, self-centered girlfriend. But one day Koda wakes up only to find out that he has no more money. It's gone. He's spent it all and now his father wants him home to work at his! Koda doesn't do "work" but he has no other choice.

One evening at a fundraiser that his girlfriend is throwing, Koda spots an old mirror in the hallway of the fancy hotel. Upon staring into it, he notices a young girl on the other side. She reaches her hand out and touches the mirror, and Koda is mesmerized. He has to have that mirror. So he tells a little white lie and gets it. But, the girl is gone. Day after day, Koda sits in front of it, willing the girl to show up. But little does he know, his best friend might have the key to getting him in touch with her again.

This is such a good book!! I purposefully did not go into great detail because it's one of those where you just have to read it. It goes back and forth between all of the stories above, and we are introduced to supporting characters who also play a part in these stories as well. It's really cool how authors Waltz and Fenton bring all of the story lines that span over time, together to all fit.

I highly recommend this book! And it's just Book 1, so I'm really hoping Book 2 is already in the works because I am anxious to see what happens next!!

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                                    *****5 Stars! I Really Liked This Book!!!

**I will say that there are some typos in the book, but it didn't change my rating because I liked the story too much.**

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