Sunday, January 27, 2013

BLOG TOUR (4): Within by Clare Marshall.

Hello there! I am so happy to share that this is my second participation in a Blog Tour for the year and I am glad to post my review! I enjoyed reading this novel and I would like to thank Clare Marshall for providing an eBook copy of the book!

Title: Within
Author: Clare Marshall
Edition: eBook
Publisher: Faery Ink Press
Published: November 11, 2011
Pages: 190 pages
Source: Review Copy provided by the Author
Category: Romance
Trailer: Not Applicable

Trinity Hartell’s life changed after the accident. Left with irreversible brain damage, she becomes a burden to her mother, a cause for heartbreak for her boyfriend Zack, and a flattened obstacle for her best friend, Ellie.

But then she starts writing. Perhaps it’s a coincidence that the psychotic, murdering protagonist of her novel bears a striking similarity to the charming Wiley Dalton, a mayoral candidate in the upcoming election.

Or, perhaps not.

It is my first time reviewing an ebook copy and I am really excited about it. I am also excited because Within's synopsis is promising. I am so happy to write my review.

Trinity's life has changed after her car accident. She had severe brain damage that she starts to act like a child and not like a seventeen-year old. She doesn't recognize most of her family and friends, even Zack, her boyfriend. When she starts to write a story, almost everyone takes it as an effect of her brain trauma but not Zack and Trinity's best friend Ellie. They know that the story is true. That their mayoral candidate is a murderer.

I had fun reading the novella. At first one would believe that its a contemporary plotted novella, but as you go deeper, there's a very surprising twist that I didn't see coming. It has a slow build-up at first which helped the story and characters to develop. I was also able to see glimpses of Canada for that matter. The fact that its just 190 pages, I was surprised its that good.

Marshall wrote Within in a way that a reader would definitely enjoy it. I liked how the story progressed from a romance to a full-blown action/mystery plot. I liked how Trinity's character made her part very well though the accident is really heart breaking and I honestly feel for Zack. He's a very faithful boyfriend and given his situation, one could seldom find a man like him. He didn't take advantage of anyone nor use the current situation for his benefit. I just didn't like Ellie that much. Her faith in her best friend, no matter what her condition is, proved that she's a good friend. Though her character is a very tough one, her persistence with whatever she's holding out for Zack didn't get my approval.

I just wish that there's a little more explanation about the cult so just not to leave a reader hanging. I wanted more of it and there were some questions I wasn't able to find answers to.

Marshall provided a good read that would keep you up for hours just to finish it. Within, all in all, is a fast-paced mystery/action novella. It is truly gruesome but in a detective kind of way and I wish there's more. I really enjoyed it!


Here are the other blog stops:
January 16: Pieces of Whimsy
January 22: SAHMaegan’s Blog
January 25: Rally the Readers
And Faery Press Ink is giving away a print copy of Within HERE!
Thank you so much Clare and Faery Press Ink for the ebook copy of Within and for hosting the tour!


  1. Aren't blog tours so much fun?!

    I'm happy to see you enjoyed this book. Looking forward to more tour hops here!

    1. Hi Braine! Yes, they are! I enjoyed reading this one! :D

  2. Thanks for participating in the tour!

  3. This sounds really interesting...though I'm never satisfied with novellas because they always end so soon! But this one sounds like it ends well, so I'll have to check it out.


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