Title: Consoling Angel
Author: Denise Alicea
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance, Short Story
My Rating: 2 Stars
"Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming the death of someone close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared. She always wanted to meet James Dean. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true."
This was a very short read, with only about twenty pages, so there wasn’t a lot of room for character development, which would have been fine, had the story been more interesting. The plot, the characters, the whole time-travelling back in time to meet James Dean storyline was great, and I feel like this would have been a book I’d have really enjoyed, but it just didn’t… hold my attention. It felt like the entire story was being told to me. It had a “I did this. I did that. This happened. That happened.” feel to it, as if it was all telling, no showing.
It might have just been me, but I just wasn’t as hooked as I thought I was going to be based on the summary and premise, unfortunately. I don’t really have much else to say, so a short review for a short story. 🙂
Overall: It’s a cute story with a lot of potential, but I feel like it could have been executed better. I also feel like it was too short. Like there were things left unanswered and I think it could have been continued to be a novella or novel, but right when it was really starting to grab me, it ended. If you really like James Dean, time-travel, and romance, then you should give this short story a chance.
Rating: 2 Stars
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About the Author
Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Connecticut, I found that I was more interested in what went on in the past, than in the future. This makes me a huge history buff. I’ve always enjoyed reading books starting from ancient history, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and of course romance. I also loved the arts so my first love was once drawing and painting until I found a new medium that would inspire me to try something new.
What led me to write? I started to write poetry when I fifteen years old. This was all due to a family member sending me a poem that she had written and sparked a fire that has never gone out. I began to write my heart out and went from writing poetry to my own stories. I love to write with a bit of everything from romance, humor, and of course adventure. Everything inspires me from art, people, and music”
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