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mobi ↠ I Thirst The Veritas Chronicles #1 ✓ Gina Marinello-Sweeney A When she meets Peter a young student from Canada who seems somehow to understand her from the start her perception changes With Intermission the single word in that mysterious note as inspiration the two writers embark on an incredible journey to a new world in the form of a story that will ultimately parallel their own I THIRST was a delight to read The characters are true to life believable people that the reader comes to know and love Readers will find many experiences to which they can relate The concept of true friendship is thoroughly explored Although serious topics are addressed the author’s sense of humor is apparent throughout the story Her characters are loveable and often humorous “There is an unspoken pact between best friends that stipulates the following To induce laughter all you have to do is look at your partner in crime even in the absence of said crime” p7 The author’s poetic descriptions truly paint a picture in the mind of the reader and often create a sense of mystery or a contemplative mood “His countenance revealed an expression of peace – yet did not seem to be completely relaxed out of formality – and something else that I couldn’t uite comprehend at the time” p4 At times her descriptions leave the reader with a sense of awe “And as I had gazed at my surroundings at the muted yet triumphant colors splashed in joyful serenity over the immaculate stone floor at the profiles of my fellow parishioners bent in prayer and finally up above at the flickering lights held in a soft gray ceiling like chandeliers in an ancient palace I realized that my thoughts had been transferred to Someone Else” p 38The author explores the vulnerability of a writer whose work is exposed to the reader “There is nothing nerve racking than waiting as someone reads your writing The reader becomes the videographer zooming far far into your heart and soul unveiling every inch and corner The writer remains a wary observer at the mercy of the reader clueless as to how he might react The writer is exposed laid bare; her innermost thoughts and feelings are revealed in a potentially scathing moment of vulnerability I trusted Peter so fullyin a way that I could not explain For that very reason it mattered so immensely To actually tell him what I knew he had already often seen in my eyes was to allow him to enter a new dimension in that world And it mattered It really truly mattered” p82 The author also touches on the relationship between author and character with hints of Miguel de Unamuno NIEBLA and Luigi Pirandello SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR “Is it bad to fall in love with a character that you created yourself? A bit vain?”p60One of my favorite chapters involves Rebecca’s encounter with someone truly malicious Descriptions of that person and the setting were so vivid that the reader was made to feel the same oppressive physical burden that Rebecca experienced “A coldness nearly tangible due to its extreme weight was perceptible the instant I entered the room” p 171The story within a story was an extra bonus The crazy antics of the jam shop employees are hilarious They become another set of well drawn characters to love although I will admit that Antonio is my favorite The story written by these new characters is a completely different style filled with symbolism and uniue sensory descriptions I was truly transported to another world where the sea the rose music and romance are dominant themes The authors of each drama reveal themselves in their writing which serves to make them human We are made to feel what they feel Marinello Sweeney’s ability to effectively transport the reader to at least three different worlds is amazing especially considering the fact that this is her first novel Marinello Sweeney is a lauded poet in both English and Spanish Her poetic talent is demonstrated in poems written by her character Rebecca who is also a writer “Mi concha de mar” “Lo inmortal” and “Yesterday’s Chalice” are beautiful examplesI THIRST is unconventional in structure and unpredictable in plot a refreshing departure from typical stories with expected outcomes I found Marinello Sweeney’s use of varied writing styles and settings to be uniue and enjoyable The ending and epilogue revealed a sense of hope and left the reading wanting and wondering what will happen next I am pleased to hear that the author is already working on a seuel I would also suggest that she write another spin off continuing the story of the jam shop employees and the mystical adventures of Antonio

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I Thirst The Veritas Chronicles #1 mobi ñ Kindle Edition read ä When Rebecca receives a mysterious note from an unknown source she has no idea how it will change her life Twenty year old Rebecca Veritas is used to being different but has never felt extraordinary She is a Dreamer living in a world of poetry intermixed Lives Yet as the story progresses events remain ever shrouded in mystery When unexpected circumstances in the real world throw their lives in disarray it will be up to Rebecca to find the true meaning of Intermission before the curtain closes on the final act I THIRST received the 2013 YATR Literary Award for Best Prolog I've been long overdue to read this after reading it's seuel first That stood on its own well enough but now I get to see why Peter was so important among other plot detailsThe story from the beginning was well and good Maybe what our dear Gilbert Blythe would call high fluty mumbo jumbo but I don't mind that The authoress Anne Shirley Rebecca Veritas and I seem to be kindred spirits so it's just my cup of tea I was reveling in the beauty poetry Catholicism goodness and wholesomeness of it all when something very deep just happened'There is someone I would like you to meet' Peter finally said Four or five rows of wooden pews came into view They were all vacant I turned towards Peter in confusion 'There's no one here''On the contrary' he said softly 'everyone is here'BAMPeter just became the most awesome guy in modern literature D I need a friend like himFrom this point on the story just got better and better Once again just like its seuel I loved the poetry and stories woven in I didn't always understand all of the poetical dreams but they are beautiful nonetheless Also the stories within the story worked really well When I saw that there would be 2 stories within this story I wasn't sure I would be able to follow but everything worked out perfectlyThe characters were realistic for the most part They weren't famous people; they didn't go on crazy adventures; they weren't perfect But they were honest to goodness people; Catholics just living their lives full of happiness and sadness They made mistakes and had misunderstandings but they continued to live their Catholic Faith as best they could Rebecca didn't pray dryly or like she knew everything She just prayed what came into her heart Sometimes that makes sense and sometimes that doesn't And that's ok Oftentimes my own prayers are mixed in with parts of prayers I know or lines of hymns so that was absolutely beautiful to read Rebecca's poetic prayers Another thing that really impressed me was that the writing style is so uniue It's poetic and it's real It mixes stories with poems with songs with dreams It's like nothing I've ever read and that makes it so lovable Just because its different doesn't mean its less worthy of our attention On the contrary it makes it all the admirable Because the authoress was just herself and no one elseIf you love Anne of Green Gables imagination poetry Catholicism literature friendship writing the ocean or happiness this book is for you

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I Thirst The Veritas Chronicles #1When Rebecca receives a mysterious note from an unknown source she has no idea how it will change her life Twenty year old Rebecca Veritas is used to being different but has never felt extraordinary She is a Dreamer living in a world of poetry intermixed with the antics of her uniue family and eccentric best friend Adrian When first asked to read and review I Thirst I thought from the title that it was a spiritual reading and a personal reflection type book Something I read but don't really review It was only at a second look at the reuest that I noticed the words Catholic Fiction and agreed to it Now I will officially step onto my soapbox Jumping in instead of I Thirst as the title the word Intermission would have fit the plot and general style of story much better The main characters are young college students dealing with that lovely in between phase where so much can be in flux Gina uses a sort of play like style in the aspect that the way things have been for the main character is presented new “actors” are introduced conflicts internal external that arise then we go into “intermission” to see what will happen next to our characters until our authoress finishes the seuel I also think the word intermission should be the title as it is used throughout the story whereas the words I thirst is sorely absent through the majority of the book I couldn’t help bonding to the characters as they are so genuine They feel uite real and seem like people I would know They each have their own eccentricities and personality defects The eccentricities and defects show through the best of us not only by actions but by our speech as well This is represented by the characters’ dialogue throughout the book In some senses it is perhaps too “real” and makes the story difficult to read at times The dialogue shows their personality but it can leave the reader with the feeling that they are watching a group of friends talking and telling inside jokes You want to join in but you feel unintentionally excluded Perhaps I just haven’t met that type of person at this point in my life but just two friends writing a story together seems unlikely Either way the play within the story with the story is a little too Inception movie feel to it – don’t get me wrong I love the movie Inception but it’s too much It’s not necessarily a bad idea but it stressed me out as a reader trying to remember all these new characters “late” in the story and what purpose they are supposed to carry in the story Finally I have of a personal rant here I know “Catholic Fiction” is fiction written by Catholics for Catholics A difficulty that is almost strictly an issue for this “new” genre is that the writing can either feel a little too simplified a “What? You think I’m stupid?” feel or too “exclusive” I am thankful that I Thirst wasn’t overly simplified but it did have some areas of being too “exclusive” By excusive I mean that it uses a lot of terms and traditions that are strictly Catholic with little or no explanation as to what or why The reason for the rant at this particular time is that since the characters are so genuine that I think they could reach a much further audience base and act as an introduction to Catholicism Inclusion Gina Marinello Sweeney is obviously a new author with some areas to fine tune but I plan to read her future books as I couldn’t help bonding with her characters