Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Promises She Keeps - Book Review

Is it possible to achieve immortality? Could there be someone out there who is immortal but doesn't know it?

In The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy, Porta, an art gallery owner, believes that art saves lives. But what she really wants is for something or someone to save her life, to keep her from dying, to keep her alive forever. Porta discovers a young woman named Promise, a singer with Cystic Fibrosis who has survived a series of freak accidents. To Porta, Promise is the one. But then there is Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and knows he must save her from dying.

The book started off kind of random for me. It took awhile for connections between all the characters to be made. Once I understood the relationships better, I did enjoy the story. It's sort of Christian sci-fi. There's a little bit of religion thrown in with a little bit of supernatural. I was left guessing at how the book would end - definitely not how I pictured it! If the sci-fi genre isn't your thing, I wouldn't recommend this book. Parts of the story can come across as just plain weird. But it's an interesting novel concept with an interesting message in the end.

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1 comment:

  1. I am sooo not a fan of sci-fi, but my hubby loves it!!! Makes for interesting arguments over which movies we'll watch next! Heehee Just gave in and watched Inception. Did you see that? Weird!!! I don't think I could ever bring myself to read a book that wasn't realistic fiction or a memoir. LOL