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Sunset Lavaflies:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Good Reads Summary:
Aboard a spaceship, a crew made up of children heads back to Earth to deliver a message from God. In the Sonoran Desert, a mother protects her daughter from a horrifying event. And in a drought-ravaged farm, a farmer seeks help from a supernatural source. Sunset Lavaflies collects these three tales of speculative fiction into one short story collection that will have you wondering "What If?" all night long.

This book is a terrific read.  The author creatively sets the plot, evokes emotions in the reader, and causes the reader to ask unusual questions.  The characters are well-developed for being separated into three segments in the novel.  The reader will hope along with the farmer, feel the mother's rage and hopelessness, etc... The author manages to craft all of his characters to cleverly fit each of the very different short stories.  A mother approaches a hard decision with practicality in the second story while the third story is filled with a child-like wonder.  This book is a very enjoyable read and should be read by young adults/adults.


  1. Unknown said...:

    Great review. Sounds like a good book. I am a new follower. I would love to have you follow my blog if you have a moment to visit. Thanks. Donna

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  1. Sounds like an interesting book. :-)

  1. Definitely is :) The author really makes you think

  1. Hi Krystal,

    I saw your review of my book on LibraryThing, but didn't know you had also posted a review on your blog. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the book!


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Sure :) I really enjoyed it :) Krystal