Todays 5 fang review is from a guest reviewer, whom I am hoping will be joining us more often both as a reviewer and author. Please give a warm welcome to my good friend, Charity, and her review of Falling Out of Focus by Brynn Myers!
Also by this author: The Echoed Life of Jorja Graham, Entasy (Prophecies of The Nine, #0.5)
I was drowning, but all I needed to do was breathe.
It was 5:45pm when I decided my future. By 9:43 I was well on my way to making it all come true. At 11:16 I took the first step to make it a reality. At 11:17 I fell and found peace.
When a dream of dying actually becomes a chance to live. All you have to do is fall.
A story of self discovery spun into a fairy tale!
I honestly didn’t know what I was getting into when I started reading Falling out of Focus, I have read all of Brynn Myers work but this book came out of left field and hit it right out of the park with ease. (Corny reference I know but it works).
Brynn has a talent that is impossible to justify with words but I always try because she uses her words to leave an imprint on your heart and soul and I feel I must repay the favor even in a small way.
Novi (LOVE the name by the way) falls!! She falls in every sense of the word! When she wakes up, the world around her is one of dreams, so none of it can be real but after the last few years she is willing to ride this dream out cause it couldn’t be worse that her real life…right?!?! When Novi realizes that pain can be felt in any world she begins to believe her journey is not worth seeing through. Why would anyone choose to go back to pain?
Brynn spun a tale filled with fantasy but rooted in every human beings reality of life. I cried, I laughed but most of all as a human being I RELATED!!! We have all fallen out of focus at least once in our lives. The journey back to our truth and ourselves is never an easy one but when we get there we look back and realize every step was worth it. I always wished I had the words and Brynn gave them to me and so much more. She truly is an inspiration because no author can write a story like this with such truth if she herself hadn’t lived it and knowing that, I felt a connection to this book like no other.
Thank you Brynn Myers for giving me a book that will stay with me forever as a reminder that falling doesn’t mean it’s the end, it can be a new beginning if we choose it! Note: I tried to pick a favorite quote from the book to share with you all but there are way too many to narrow down, read the book with a notepad because there are so many quotes to live by in this one!!