Somewhere Between Water and Sky Synopsis:
I heard it said once that every human is a story with skin.
If this is true, paragraphs would be etched in the scars on my wrists.
Whole chapters could be written about the way my heart pounds when I startle awake.
And every single one of my tears could fill a book.
But stories, with all their promise, only leave room for disappointment. I don’t have room for that anymore. I left it all—the hope, the love, the promise—back in my old life with the ghosts I’d rather forget: Jude. Emma. Pacey.
This is how I dare to move forward and to believe in a new beginning. I let go of the old. I just grab the new and run. I don’t wait around anymore. I can’t.
Waiting leaves room for the voices.
Somewhere between water and sky, I’ll find a way to burn these voices to the ground.
First, this was the every first time I have ever read anything by this author but after reading the premise of Between water and Sky, I was very intrigued. I started out loving the way it was written, so much hurt and pain that was conveyed in just a few sentences, that requires talent. Other Authors I’ve read take pages to say that the MC felt, sad!
Stephanie is running, it’s clear in the first sentences of the book that she ran out of fear, and hurt and pain. She has the average temperament of a person who is running: stand-offish, sarcastic and no friends.
She’s been doing alright, a place to live, a job, all she has to do is keep her inner demons at bay, which considering what she ran from is hard to do. She lets herself get befriended by Jessa and Ren, who have their own issues that I would have loved to read an entire story about, rather than have Jessa say it in a nutshell. What I loved about this story it that it was very…artsy. It had the kind of ‘stop and think feel’ to it at times and, for me, I love when a book can do that.
“…Sunrises reminds us that there’s always another day…”
Now what I didn’t like is that while I tried very hard to connect with Samantha at times, because I felt that I was only getting half of her story. She is already on the run and horrible things have happened to her, or so it’s eluded to, I don’t really know. Call it morbid curiosity but I would have like to know what happened before, that cause her to run. So much was eluded it made me feel left out of a secret life that everyone in the book knew except me, and Ren and Jessa. It started out great in the first 10 or so chapters, then it kind of lost its steam for me and just didn’t live up to what I’d hope for.
I can see the potential in this author and would probably read more of her work, in my opinion I think that over time she will write one hell of a novel that will stay with people for years as the one book….
Elora Ramirez Bio:
Elora Ramirez lives in Austin, Texas with her chef-husband. At the age of four, she taught herself how to read and write, cutting her teeth on books like Dr. Seuss and writing anywhere she could find the space–including her Fisher Price kitchen set, the pages of picture books and Highlights Magazine. Since then, she’s grown to love the way words feel as they swell within her bones. Writing holy and broken is her calling, and pushing back the darkness and pursuing beauty through story is her purpose. She embraces the power of story and teaches women from all parts of the world how to embrace theirs. She has a knack of calling things out , the truth and the detail, the subversive threads that make a life a story. She loves hip-hop, wishes she lived by the beach and cannot write without copious amounts of coffee, chocolate, music, and her husband’s lavender liqueur.
3 ½ stars out of 5