Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review of 'Celeste' by Michelle Devon and Giveaway

Kyle McRoy doesn't know who to trust. He became a wealthy man after his parents died in a freak accident, but Kyle lost control. A mental breakdown led to hospitalization in what his brother called a Behavior Therapy Center, but something about his brother tugs at the back of his fragile psyche. While at the center, Kyle meets the lovely Celeste but soon discovers there are things about Celeste he doesn't know. Things, perhaps, no one can ever know.

No, Kyle McRoy doesn't know who to trust... least of all, himself. After all, it's hard to know who to trust when you're not even sure what's real.

**My thoughts**

Kyle's story was an interesting one with a Twilight Zone kind of a twist. I have watched enough of those episodes and read enough of those kinds of stories that I was quickly able to figure out what really happened. Nevertheless, it is a quick and fun read. There are a lot of unanswered questions. Not all loose ends are neatly tied up at the end, leaving the reader to speculate as to what could have happened. In a way, it also leaves an opening for a potential sequel.

Kyle's angst is painful to read. Your heart cries for him as he swirls through self-doubt and the healing process. You try to imagine how crazy you would be if you went through the same situation. And you hope that you never will.

Michelle Devon, sometimes affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as Michy. That’s pronounced Mickey, like the mouse, and not Mishy, like a fish; not Mitchy like the guy on Baywatch; and no, it doesn’t rhyme with bitchy, though she can sometimes be that too.

Michy has two children, a daughter (24) and a son (18), who refuse to finish baking. Michy is also in love with an identical twin (4?), though she’s not sure which one he is. Her best friend, lovingly known as Buffy (??), rounds out her perfect family of choice, along with three kitty cats, two dogs, and a few invisible friends, along with the people who live inside her head.

Michy was faced with making a choice between her head exploding or becoming successful as a novelist. Determining that the latter would be more painful, she nearly chose the explosion, until she was reminded that the kids were bad at cleaning up messes so she'd just have to do it herself. Novelist it would be.

Diagnosed with congestive heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension in 2011, she has spent most of the past two years learning how to live again. If asked what she does for her ‘day job’, she’ll answer, “I’m a full-time professional dreamer…”

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  1. Thanks for hosting Michy on her tour!

  2. Interesting comments on Michy's book. I like stories that make me think.

  3. Sound like a pull you in book for sure. Thanks for doing a giveaway for it. And i love that the author says she is a full time professional dreamer. I think we need more of those.


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