“That’s the thing about having your life on public display. People only see what they want to see. Nobody wants to dive in and try to figure out what the person in the display is going through.”Dami Yanti, A Tale of Renascence
Title: A Tale of Renascence (Volume 1)
Author: Dami Yanti
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pages: 249 (Kindle)
Published: August 27th, 2022
My Rating: ★★★★
Read: 9/29/2023 – 10/3/2023
Personally, I’m not someone who believes in past lives, so until this book was presented to me, I never thought of it to be a focus in a fictional plot. My curiosity was piqued!
The book begins in modern times, following Adam through a turbulent time in his relationship with Fiona. Adam eventually finds an interest in exploring his past life. There, the story shifts to 1836 where we see Adam/Augustus and his relationship with a girl named Roselyn.
I loved the writing and ease of dialogue. For some reason though, I was thrown off by the time period switch despite knowing it was coming. Thankfully, it didn’t take too long to switch gears. I found both halves of the stories strong and with promise for an equally compelling continuation.
A huge thanks to the author for reaching out and offering to send me a free copy of the book to read and review! I opted to read this via KindleUnlimited.
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- The concept is interesting.
- Great wit mixed in with the more serious aspects of the story.
What I didn’t like:
- I suppose I anticipated an ebb and flow of past and present. Instead, it was broken up into individual sections.
Again, this was a new subject matter for me to read about. Quite interesting!