Lily’s best friend Jace is moving to the other side of town and they’ve no classes together. Lily wants more than friendship but he starts dating Kiara who is pretty, popular & the best at everything. Then, Lily discovers something she is good at, swimming. Lily doesn’t want Jace and Kiara to kiss! With an unusual offer from Murray, the swim team superstar, Lily has the chance to ruin the blossoming romance, but at what cost? With a warning from her mum, famous for her fortune-telling skills, to stay away from Murray, Lily has to choose to follow her heart and accept Murray’s offer or let Jace go. And, with all the ‘fishy’ things that keep happening, her complicated romantic life is just the ‘spark’ of her problems. Lily learns she’s merallo & needs to control her powers before she kills!


63,800 words

About 213 pages

33 comments on “Drift

  • on said:

    So far, I have only read the description, but wanted to give my initial impression before getting to the rest of the book. Based on the description, I expect to encounter a fairly tired story of a high school star-struck girl doing really stupid things to get the guy she likes. At the very end of the description, you hint at the fact that more is going on, but I needed to see that much sooner to be truly interested. And I don’t understand why her guy kissing another girl is such a big deal…you could choose a better way to share with us how intensely devoted Lily is. I will be reading more!

    • Thank you Lanet for your feedback. I shall take your thoughts into consideration with future revisions.

      I hadn’t even thought about amending the description during my edit but I shall make sure I do and look at including the paranormal aspect earlier on as you are correct in thinking that it is what makes this story different from others with a similar plot.

  • This was an interesting read, the magic element added a nice touch. One suggestion from me would be to cut out the prologue completely. The prologue was very narration heavy. It was all things that could have been shown later on rather than told up front. One thing to look out for is making sure the reader knows when the person who is speaking has changed. It was an interesting twist to have Denny’s perspective rather than the love interest’s perspective. It makes this book stand out from others, since when there are two perspectives it is almost always the two love interest perspectives. The ending was a little unsatisfying, because I would have liked to have learned more about what it means to be a ‘Merallo.’ However, I am going to guess that is because it is meant to be part of a series.

    • C.Thomas you are right in assuming it is the start of a series. I enjoyed writing it so much I had trouble condensing it to a YA length. In addition, I wrote spin off series based on other characters or creatures from the series.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to deliver feedback on my novel and your review is very useful as I have recently been looking at the usefulness of the prologue and whether it can be incorporated in or taken out altogether. Thank you.

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