First of all how Tracey Ward isn t a household name is beyond me, because everything she has written so far has blown my mind In fact, I think her books may be slightlyaddictive than crack.That being said, it didn t take a whole lot of encouragement to get me to grab this onand read it However, I will admit that the whole premise of a historical paranormal romance based on Edgar Allen Poe s Annabell Lee certainly didn t hurt. So good I wish it was a series FREE ontoday 3 6 2019 This book was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review I started off with really high expectations for this book This is a fantasy paranormal romance, based on Edgar Allen Poe s poem, called Annabel Lee, with a twist The supernatural aspect of the story is original and confusing and keeps you guessing The story is set on an island which houses a hidden kingdom with a castle, jousting tournaments and all the other sha bang that comes with a medieval setting , surrounded by violen This book was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review I started off with really high expectations for this book This is a fantasy paranormal romance, based on Edgar Allen Poe s poem, called Annabel Lee, with a twist The supernatural aspect of the story is original and confusing and keeps you guessing The story is set on an island which houses a hidden kingdom with a castle, jousting tournaments and all the other sha bang that comes with a medieval setting , surrounded by violent waters that allows no one to enter or escape the island Without even going into the plot, the setting alone has so much potential However, the book is barely 200 pages, which leaves you desperate forThe story was just too short to address all of the answers of a curious reader.Annabel Lee is the main protagonist and the story is told from her point of view for the first 2 parts of the book, before switching to Ro s point of view for the final part Annabel Lee is not a strong female lead She rebels against her abusing and controlling father, but ultimately, she is powerless and her plan to escape the shackles of her life is to marry someone other than the man her father picked out for her Despite her flaws, Annabel is a very likeable character We are able to see her grow up, discover her talent for flirtation and embrace her sexuality while in love with someone else, plus still have time to be a snarky brat to her scary father On the other hand, Ro is a dullard Maybe it is just because we can only read from his POV for the final part of the book, but his wants and desires, his unwavering love for Annabel, is boring Without giving away any spoilers, the ending, itself, was anticlimactic After all of the supernatural clues building up to that point, the ending seemed like a cope out Plus, the romantic side of the story left me unsatisfied and wanting.To be honest, some of these problems might have been solved if there were an extra hundred odd pages This book was really lovely The only problem I had with it was that it was a little too fast So much happened in so little amount of pages, I wish it would be expandedBut other than that it was really lovely Dissever is a wonderful read I adored it It has everything a person could ask for There s love, mystery, and magic It s witty and charming The characters are well rounded and they have wonderful conversational flow I really enjoyed the flow of the story It moved easily, keeping things moving forward all while not giving too much away too soon The characters, Ro and Anna, were relatable Ro was a playful boy that became such a wonderful calm, powerful man Anna grew into a rebellious woma Dissever is a wonderful read I adored it It has everything a person could ask for There s love, mystery, and magic It s witty and charming The characters are well rounded and they have wonderful conversational flow I really enjoyed the flow of the story It moved easily, keeping things moving forward all while not giving too much away too soon The characters, Ro and Anna, were relatable Ro was a playful boy that became such a wonderful calm, powerful man Anna grew into a rebellious woman who wanted to do the right thing They grew, never staying exactly as they were They changed, just like real people do, which is always an amazing feature Personally, Ro is my favorite character in the book He s so knowing but so vague about it You believe him when he says he loves her, you believe him when he does just about anything at all He d a true good guy with a bang I adore him There is, without a doubt, a place in my heart for him He s great.This book makes you feel You feel for the characters, you become entranced in the situation You feel happy, playful, and sometimes saddened by the events It makes you curious Good God, does it make you curious You read it, all the while having so many questions, and Tracey does a wonderful job at never leaving any question unanswered I love this book and I recommend it to anyone who s looking for a good, magical love story to sink into Dissever, Tracey Ward self published, kindle be inspired by Poeweave the threads of here and theretouched by the romanceThere are some minor spoilers here nothing serious This is my first review of a self published kindle book and it heralds a shift from paper to screen a shift I m not completely comfortable with yet It s interesting to begin the review with that shift, because Dissever is also a book about shifting worlds and shifting ages On the surface it s a story inspired by the Edgar Dissever, Tracey Ward self published, kindle be inspired by Poeweave the threads of here and theretouched by the romanceThere are some minor spoilers here nothing serious This is my first review of a self published kindle book and it heralds a shift from paper to screen a shift I m not completely comfortable with yet It s interesting to begin the review with that shift, because Dissever is also a book about shifting worlds and shifting ages On the surface it s a story inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe poem Annabel Lee from which the main character takes her name, and the events which help shape her life Transforming a story, weaving in the poem and the wider story of Anna and Ro and Frederick and others, shows a writer who is in control of her work Ward has created a complete story with this pseudo adaptation.Under the surface of the story, there are other examples of shifts though, and these are quite interesting Dialogue shifts between a standard fantasy style a bit removed, a little formal and acontemporary teen speak phrases using like , gentle barbs such as you re such a talker These shifts are a little uneasy to begin with but as the novel unfolds it becomes one of its charms Ward provides an epic historical fantasy for readers to escape, but also grounds it in the familiar With this in mind I think Dissever isof a YA fantasy romance rather than a traditional, old school fantasy romance It is, in essence, about a girl and a boy.The story is other wordly, yet familiar too, and introduces us to a complicated land where queens don t last long They die all the time , and a mysterious group on the island, the Tem Aedha, seem to be ostracized, oppressed and free all at once Anna, as a child, is transfixed by Ro You re magic His response, and this is throughout the novel, is casual and rather humble He shrugged While I m not a regular reader of romance I did find Ro and Anna to be a good match I think this is because their relationship began as children in the maze, and was the focal point throughout the story They grew up together, Anna learnedabout the world with Ro at her side There is a very tender moment when Anna and Ro are married It s a very private scene, the use of tattoos as a central theme, working again to combine the fantasy tropes with acontemporary youth culture Yes, I did find the tattoo scene was aimed at the YA reader I even had flashes of City of Bones, but Ward doesn t go there.One thing that did knock me out of the story a little was from Part Three where the tense changes from past to present, the narrator shifting from Anna to Ro It was an important part of the storyline and needed to be done, but it took me a bit by surprise there was something wrong with it that I didn t immediately understand However, by the end of that section and with the epilogue unfolding nicely, my concerns dropped away I m impressed with the way the story ended It could have gone other ways, but I m happy she chose the ending we have in this book.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I am not a regular reader of romance no surprise there , although I have read Twilight apologies and City of Bones I see Dissever as beingof a YA historical romance fantasy than an out an out fantasy, so I did enjoy this book I am also not a regular reader of ebooks, but Ward s.PDF was easy to read and kind to my eyes I d recommend this book to readers looking for a book with an actual ending as opposed to endless series and those with an interest in witnessing a growing relationship across years between a pretty cool couple 6.0 10.0 I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.Dissever is a story derived from a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe called Annabel Lee There s countless YA being based around actual myths and other fairy tales so it was a little refreshing to read something so detailed that s based from a poem Anna, was to be an unwilling victim to a sacrifice that would either make or break her land Anna s father sees her as nothingthan a commodity, a piece he intends to pl I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.Dissever is a story derived from a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe called Annabel Lee There s countless YA being based around actual myths and other fairy tales so it was a little refreshing to read something so detailed that s based from a poem Anna, was to be an unwilling victim to a sacrifice that would either make or break her land Anna s father sees her as nothingthan a commodity, a piece he intends to play with as much as he wants if it could get him anything It s because of this sort of treatment from her very own father that Anna has grown to be a feisty woman who learned to stand on her own two feet She quickly learns how to play the game that her father is forcing her to play in Her story really begins upon her meeting with an Outsider, a boy named Roarke who she would fall in love with even if it meant going against everything she believed she must do Despite their differences I loved how well rounded the cast of characters were, and the way they have matured as the story progressed shows a lot of skill in a writer to be able to show a human side in a highly fantasy setting.Despite being based on a poem, Dissever has it s own set of culture and religion that is richly documented in the story, an aspect of it that I love Towards the end, we see how the pieces of information that are given interact with each other and once again it left me in awe at how one can accomplish such depth in just a couple of pages I loved the rather intimate wedding ceremony with Roarke and Anna It was a symbol of Anna s independence from her duties as a sacrifice, something she did entirely for herself and the fact that it was so intimate really brought it closer to my heart The other characters played equal parts of the story for me, no one really was above the other, perhaps with the exception of Anna s father who I will forever see as the epitome of greed and selfishness.All in all, this book was particularly moving I couldn t help but read at a much slower pace than I normally would This book, its richly coloured culture, religion, ideologies all expertly intertwined in the story, isthan just Roarke and Anna s love story To me, it almost represented something very real in the world, which is the occasional human incapacity for tolerance and understanding when a complex situation is right in front of us Everything that I read in the book demanded to be felt and I loved every second of it It is a good book to dip your fit into an non conventional magical romance I have ever and always been perfectly and soundly in love with Ro Annabel Lee is growing up in the court of a hidden kingdom, one shrouded from the wars that ravish the outside world Her father is cruel, her mother is kind and her heart now and always belongs to her greatest friend, Roarke But he s an Outsider, an unwanted on the island, his people s existence the product of a horrible night over a hundred years ago A night when an age old treaty was broken When the sky rained fire and the sea raged deadly When tragedy strikes and a horrible accident leaves her friend broken and scarred, Anna begins to wonder if the safety of this hidden island is worth the price they pay A price she herself is now expected to pay in full Can she save herself and an island that doesn t want saving To even try, she ll have to fight fate, defy the gods and seek the help of an Outsider Of the love she cannot have The one she will not live without A YA NA supernatural sci fi romance based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem Annabel Lee Firstly I would like to thank the author for providing me with a free copy of he book in exchange for an honest review.Dissever is a paranormal mystery based on Edgar Allan Poe s poem Annabel Lee.To say that I loved this novel would be an understatement.I love Tracey Ward s writing.There isn t a single book of hers that I have read and not liked.To top it off Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favourite poets.The story is based on a secluded island which has been cut off from all contact from the outs Firstly I would like to thank the author for providing me with a free copy of he book in exchange for an honest review.Dissever is a paranormal mystery based on Edgar Allan Poe s poem Annabel Lee.To say that I loved this novel would be an understatement.I love Tracey Ward s writing.There isn t a single book of hers that I have read and not liked.To top it off Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favourite poets.The story is based on a secluded island which has been cut off from all contact from the outside world due to unknown reasons.The protagonist is of course Annabel Lee who lives with her parents in the castle.Her father doesn t love her and she is merely a pawn to him so that he can rise up the ranks.He wants her to marry Prince Fredrick.The story starts off with Annabel as a child and we see her first meeting with Roarke.He is the first friend she makes and their relationship is very sweet.They meet from time to time in the maze in the gardens and it is the only place where she can truly be herself.But due to certain reasons they have to stop meeting and years pass by.We then see Annabel as a beautiful young woman.I loved the secondary characters a lot.She forms a close friendship with Suzanne and Elaine though she doesn t stop thinking about Roarke.Even Prince Fredrick is very well fleshed out.We then meet Roarke again who has also grown up.They get a chance to reconcile and watching their romance bloom slowly was so goodNeither the angels in Heaven above or the demons down under the sea will ever dissever my soul from your soul We belong together, to each other, in this world and the nextBut there are unknown elements at work on the island and they have their eyes set on Annabel as their target.She is thrown into a game where she is the unwilling sacrifice.So will Annabel and Roarke be able to figure out the mystery behind the ever elusive Saints and the reason for the strange happenings on the island Read the book to find out.This book had perfect mix of mystery,romance and comedy.I loved the ending Though it was not a traditional HEA it still left me with a lot of hope and satisfaction.And now I will end this review with my favourite lines from the poemFor the moon never beams without bringing me dreamsOf the beautiful Annabel Lee And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyesOf the beautiful Annabel Lee And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the sideOf my darling my darling my life and my bride,In the sepulchre there by the sea,In her tomb by the sounding sea