I am very often disappointed after reading glowing reviews of a book as they often seem to be written about another book entirely or the review is based solely on a particularly well written paragraph or chapter of the book.
The reviews for The Girl in the Road were fantastic and I was thrilled to discover that they were also accurate!
There seem to be so few people anymore who have the ability to create something new and fresh but Monica Byrne is obviously one of those people and I certainly hope her writing career will evidence that.
The book tells the story of two girls, Meena and Mariama. Both girls are on the run from tragic events and are seeking safety they are convinced they will find in Ethiopia. Their journeys happen years apart but are woven together side by side in the book beautifully.
Meena's story takes place in a futuristic time and the majority of her journey occurs on a "bridge" that spans the ocean between India and Africa. I am not typically a fan of sci-fi type books but I was so drawn in by the story and the creativity and was fascinated by the tools she used on her travels and could clearly imagine them in my mind.
When I read the front cover of the book I was hopeful but honestly doubtful that it would fulfill the promise of being "mysterious and shocking to the core."
I highly recommend this book and wish I could say even more about it but I fear I would give too much away!
Take a look here, and happy reading!
***I received a free copy of The Girl in the Road from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.