Ambrosia by Madison Wheatley


Ambrosia

By: Madison Wheatley
Genres: Paranormal Suspense
Pages: 160
Publisher: Authors 4 authors
Published on: 10-13-2019
Ambrosia by Madison Wheatley

Two words have haunted Crystal for years: fat pig.
So when a handsome and athletic stranger promises that his gym will change her life, how can she say no? With its cutting-edge facilities, beyond-friendly staff, and endless free samples of Ambrosia, their signature energizing sports drink, Mount Olympus seems too perfect to be real—and maybe it is. Crystal needs it all, but is she willing to lose more than just weight?
Authors 4 Authors Content Rating
This title has been rated 17+, appropriate for older teens and adults, and contains:Frequent negative fantasy drug use
Graphic violence
Strong language
Moderate implied sex
Miscarriage
Emotional abuse
Attempted suicide
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What is funny is this book is about losing weight and having a bad view of yourself. I recently lost 40+ lbs in the last 6 months.  There was no specific reason why I started working on losing the weight, but here I am.

 

But I digress. Crystal thinks of herself has a pig. She was overweight, ugly, and just disgusting in her own mind. Why? because someone that was close to her yelled that at her, and so for her that was the nail in the coffin.  So she went to work, and then to the gym, if she had the energy.

 

A handsome stranger let Crystal in on the best kept secret. A new gym in town. While flirting with her, she started to slightly believe that a guy like that could want a girl like her. So why not? She took a chance and went to look at the gym. She was hooked. Literally, she was hooked. Then things get weird, from the drink of Ambrosia that gives you energy to the fact that it seems like all the employees are the same.

 

Days go by, weeks go by, who knows how long people are in the gym. When you have outside forces playing games, things get a bit tricky. This story isn’t just about the gym but about Crystal. What she does to make herself better, regardless of the pressures around her. When you have someone telling you every day something, you start to believe it, but Crystal is stronger than that.

 

The publisher set a rating of 17+ on goodreads, however I disagree. I think that teenagers can and should read this book. It talks about the dangers of believing others over yourself. There are real life things that teenagers are going through and trying to keep the truth and help from them won’t do anyone any good. Overall a good story that not only delivered what it promised but much more.

 

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About Madison Wheatley

Madison Wheatley is a poet and speculative young adult/new adult writer from Jackson, TN. Since her graduation from Harding University in 2014, she has been teaching middle school and high school English Language Arts. Her poetry has been published in Seltzer (2014) and Cave Region Review (2014), and she is a contributing author in Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Avarice (2018) and Secrets in Our Cities (2018). Her debut novel Ambrosia, a new adult paranormal thriller, was released by Authors 4 Authors Publishing on October 13, 2019.

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