Only by forgetting everything she knows can Elizah understand the truth about Nathaniel—and discover an unimaginable secret.
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Light Beneath Ferns is a very beautifully written book. The author, Anne Spollen, has a definite way with words, stringing together a maze of lyrical, meaningful, and poignant words for a story with a deep and emphatic purpose. I'd have to say the language in this book is really the best part. It's easy to read, and it flows.
The protagonist, Elizah, was a bit unlikeable for me, though I'm sure it's different for everyone. She is extremely cynical, a tad depressing, and completely absorbed in her dark, uncomfortable thoughts. While I liked her sarcasm (probably because it's my forte), I often found her to be almost distasteful and rude. That said, she had a lot of witty, searing dialogue with Nathaniel that I found very entertaining to read. That said, often times, I felt as though the dialogue was strained between both Nathaniel and Elizah, and I'm not sure I saw a true character progression through the novel, which frustrated me.
Light Beneath Ferns is a cross-genre book, merging the paranormal with a tasteful YA story. That, plus the dialogue and the beautiful imagery Anne Spollen wove through the book made it a lovely read, albeit not my favourite. All in all, I think this was a strong book, though I'm not sure I would re-read it. I give it a strong 3.5 out of 5.
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