Triggered by the return of her childhood abuser and unable to cope with her reality, seventeen-year-old Emily slips back inside the fantasy world she created as a little girl to escape her abuse.

Riven is a unique, unforgettable and an emotionally charged novel that will flawlessly take its readers on a poignant and thrilling journey that will entertain readers from beginning to end. Riven is an emotional novel that will take its readers on an emotional roller coaster of a journey, and this is thanks to the hard-hitting, poignant themes that will undoubtedly evoke emotions in its readers. However, although Riven explores themes of abuse, it is also a story of hope and overcoming your past, so if you are concerned the novel is too hard-hitting to read then rest assured book lovers that Riven is the perfect combination of poignancy and entertainment and should not be missed. If you are a reader who loves fantasy as well as contemporary fiction which is laced with poignant and thrilling themes that will move, provoke your thinking and make your heart beat faster then Riven is the novel for you! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this gem of a book that should definitely not be missed.

Riven is the first book in the My Myth trilogy written by the exceptional author Jane Alvery Harris and wow what a brilliant start to the series! Riven will introduce the reader to the seventeen-year-old protagonist of the story Emily. Emily is a young woman who has experienced a great deal in her life, Emily was abused as a child, and when she was she escaped into a fantasy realm she created to escape her abuse. Emily is now seventeen, and she is still dealing with the trauma of her abuse, but she has made great strides; however, the release of her abuser and her challenging life makes her slip back into the fantasy realm to cope. What follows is a moving, exciting, thrilling journey that will take its readers on a vast journey and the result is remarkable.

The story of Riven is a deeply profound and moving one, and I found myself compelled very quickly thanks to the author’s fast-paced approach that throws the reader into the story early on. I personally loved this approach, I loved how Jane Alvey Harris, the talented author of Riven decided to introduce her reader quickly which in turn kept readers invested and enthralled. The themes laced throughout Riven are important themes, and the themes combined with the exceptionally well-developed story makes Riven a must read. As I read Riven, I found myself turning the pages with haste and this is thanks to how well developed the plot and how phenomenal the characterization was, particularly that of the protagonist Emily.

Jane Alvey Harris is an exceptional author who has ensured that no stone is left unturned in her novel. Harris has managed to craft and develop a highly entertaining story that weaves suspense with fantasy with thriller moments and heart and the result of these themes, which are all expertly spun together by Harris, is a thrilling story that is worthy of every book lovers read! The situation and events Harris has managed to create are phenomenal, and every immaculate detail is well thought out. The book itself is one that is full of a wealth of creativity and imagination and worthy of a high amount of praise.

Overall Riven is a moving, thrilling and exciting read that captured my heart and ran off with it. If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a fantasy tale packed full of emotion and poignancy, then have a read of Riven because you will not regret it! Riven gets five dazzling stars from me so have a read of the preview below! Be sure to keep an eye out for my review for book two in the series called Secret Keeper which will be live sometime next week!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Riven. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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I adore this post!! As an indie author, it means so much that you would read and review my book. I definitely small potatoes, but I’m just happy being a potato! I’m passionate about normalizing victims of abuse, and sharing the message that those who suffer from PTSD can do more than just survive, they can THRIVE. The My Myth trilogy uses fantasy to process trauma, but the circumstances Emily finds herself in are sadly all too real. You can find RIVEN on Amazon, kindle, audible, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and many independent book stores. I’d love to hear your thoughts…let’s have book group! Oh, and guess what!! RIVEN has been optioned for a feature film! Thank you, Redheaded Book Lover, I love YOU.

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