Review: End of Mae by Angela Yuriko Smith
Title: End of Mae
Author: Angela Yuriko Smith
Published: Nov. 15, 2013
Publisher: Ember Press
Mae was a born writer. Her life's passion was to find the ultimate story. In her quest to find the truth behind the Jersey Devil disappearances, Mae uncovers something much more sinister wandering the Whitesbog area at night. Little did she know that the ultimate story would be her own... and she'd by dying to tell it.
Same book I received before, same questions only difference my rating dropped from a 4 to a 3 since it still didn't click with me. Mae still wasn't a strong character as I hoped she would have been.
I am going to give this book 3 stars because, well I felt as though it didn't quite flow together and I had a lot of questions that the book did not seem to answer for me. Maybe to others it will so I do suggest you give this book a try and see if you enjoy it. This is a paranormal novella and good for the YA age.
End of Mae starts off to where the main character in the book Mae is a small-town reporter looking for a "big" story to get her career going. Instead she becomes I want to say part of the story. She is viciously attacked and wakes up in a strange place. She is given no answers to what exactly happened to her. The only thing she is told is she was found in the woods and was brought to Heylel's home. From there she is mostly asleep and when she does wake up she ends up getting beaten by Prym. Who I never quite understood her hatred for Mae. Then for the ending it is a twist that you may not see coming.
My questions that I had for the book.
I wonder how the character Dr. Smeltzer ended up being involved with Heyley and Prym. He did not seem to be what they are.
What is Prym exactly?
Why did Mae so willing accept what was happening to her? Why did she not try to escape? I would have liked more back story as to what exactly happened to Mae, more detail into the dark world that has now surrounded her.
I do hope that there is a sequel that will follow this? So maybe a lot of the questions will be answered!
Angela Yuriko Smith works for a weekly newspaper by day, hosts a weekly internet radio show called Journal Jabber, with Amy Eye, and blogs daily. Her published works include fiction and nonfiction and have been included in various anthologies.
Currently she is working on End of Daze, the work that began with End of Mae. Mother of four, author of more, she is on a desperate search to find a cure for sleeping.