Saturday, December 3, 2011

QUICK REVIEW: "The Earth Painter" - by Melissa Turner Lee

“The Earth Painter”
by Melissa Turner Lee

REVIEWED BY: Ellen Fritz

The Earth Painter is a Young Adult Supernatural Romance set in the small mill town of Chesnee, SC. It Revolves around Holly Scruggs, who's family has just moved back to Chesnee after her dad lost his job. Her image conscious mother corrects her to the point of brokenness, until she meets Theo.

Together she and Theo will fight against Fritz, the water painter, who hates humans and is hiding a secret under the high school.

Have you ever thought you would find the sciences of biology, chemistry, physics and geology personified? No? Try this book for size.

A young adult paranormal romance with a refreshing difference. No vampires, werewolves or fairies for Holly Scruggs and her friends. Apart from it being an exhilarating tale full of excitement, suspense and a dash of humor, it also delicately deals with sensitive social issues faced by young people on a daily basis. Finding one's niche; and becoming what one is meant to become, are key points in the story.

“The Earth Painter” is not only a great book to relax with, but also implores the reader to deliberate on the issues addressed. Through superb writing, the author manages to invoke sympathy from the reader for the more unsavory characters, who in the end are also only products of their circumstances. 

 Melissa Turner Lee displays amazing and highly imaginative creativity with this very unique theme and well thought-out plot. The characters are so down-to-earth and realistic, you feel as though you’ve made new friends by the time you’ve finished the last chapter. The vivid portrayal of real life events, as well as the fantasy world in this book, brings the story and the background against which it is set, to life.

I would highly recommend “The Earth Painter” by this promising author, to all who enjoy a good story with a healthy touch of romance and a whole lot of depth.

ELLEN’s star rating: 5/5




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