Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Wraith by Lori R. Lopez
"I can't believe I waited this long to read Lori Lopez!"
I have come across many books by Lori, each one sounding just as good as the other. Finally finding the time to read Lori's work, I decided to check out one of her recent releases - The Wraith. A combination of poetry and prose, this short story is not only filled with fantastic imagery, but it boggles the mind as well. Like many people, Maud is stuck in a boring job. Her escape, or true passion, is poetry. Little does she realize (and how could she) that putting pen to paper will eventually impact her in unimaginable ways. A gentleman she creates in a poem, one Maud envisions as the love of her life, starts to appear around town. Initially trying to track him down, Maud soon becomes a target herself. Can all of this be in Maud's head, or is it truly unfolding in front of her? Who is chasing who? Is Maud being deceived, and will she find peace in the end? These are just a few of the many questions that readers will likely encounter. Lori has a beautiful way with words, and this story definitely captivated me. I can't wait to read her other books to see what Lori has in store for me.