When you’re already dead, why should you be afraid?
When Ruby finds herself on the edge of a cliff in a land between life and death, with an ominous creaking coming from the nearby woods, she is left with no choice but to follow it to its source. Nothing is what it seems and Ruby soon finds herself being whisked away to worlds beyond her imagination. Worlds in need of saving. Along the way, she discovers that in saving these worlds, she is saving herself.
First of all, I’d like to thank the author for giving me the opportunity to read this short novel! It was a quick read, dreamy and escapist and I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially as I got into the story.
At first, I have to admit, it seemed a bit odd and I wasn’t sure where it was all going. As the story progressed, I found myself understanding Ruby more. She’s a very likeable character, strong, but still with her own internal struggles that she learns to deal with. The story advances, she deals with being a hero and saving other worlds, to examining her own self and her own weaknesses until she is finally ready to move on.
I liked the concept of translucent beings in the afterlife. She was fearless because she had nothing to fear. She was already dead. I liked the worlds she visited, in fact, I would have liked to see her spend more time in these worlds. Maybe in Book 2? We shall see! If you are looking for a quick read that is escapist, entertaining and thoughtful, this book is for you.
What kinds of books do you like to read? Is Worlds of Ruby something that appeals to you? I’d love to hear. Post in the comments or send me an email 🙂
I received a copy of The Worlds of Ruby in exchange for a fair and honest review.
C P Cabaniss lives in South Carolina where she teaches Mathematics at a community college and writes about the things of her imagination. When not writing she enjoys reading the novels of Brandon Sanderson and Dean Koontz, among others.
C P is inspired most when caring for her horses, exploring old cemeteries, traveling to historic sites, and touring old naval ships.