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Author: R.M. Gilmore
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Publisher: Mac Gille Mhur Publishing
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Description: “I’m Sharlene Carolynn Diamond Russell, but most folks around Havana call me Lynnie. I want to tell you about the day a chance encounter changed my life forever. From a few sweet smooches to gut churning transformations, this is the story of the events that led to my Becoming.”
Country girl paranormal novella from author R.M. Gilmore (author of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series). A new twist on an old classic. Havana, Arkansas isn’t exactly the picture of mystics and magic, but Lynnie Russell learns quickly you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. She discovers myths and legends are alive and well in her tiny little town and she is at the center of it.
I like to read books without reading the synopsis or any reviews beforehand so that I can read them with no preconceived expectations. Because of that, and because I’ve read books by this author before, Becoming took me by surprise. First, I was a reading a cute romance novella hoping for something more to happen and BAM! Something more definitely happened and it took a complete turn.
You are right there with Lynnie as she struggles to deal with who or what she has become. I could imagine her heartache and confusion. There’s not much of the R.M. Gilmore humor in this book but it is still a good read. The only thing that bothered me was the distraction caused by grammar/typos but I believe she has taken care of that in subsequent novels by using Hot Tree Editing.