About Rising Calm
On Cara Weaver’s first day at her new high school—merely the next in a long line of new schools—she meets two senior boys: James Sable and Crispin Calaway. They’re new too; they’ve been at the school just longer than she has, and they’ve never made an effort to reach out to anyone. Until she comes. When her friends find out, they’re awed. But Cara can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to James and Crispin than the two are telling.
As the days go on, everything at her new home seems to be going better than it has in any of the previous cities she’s lived in. She loves her friends, gets a job at a bookstore, and even starts to spend more time with Crispin and James. She’s happy. But all that begins to change when she comes to realize that the two boys she’s becoming close to are hiding something. It’s then that she knows her unexplainable wariness of them has been justified all along. But she keeps it a secret.
Days later, when a stranger accosts her outside a small shopping center, Crispin and James arrive just in time to help her. But they seem know the attacker. And instead of running him off, Crispin and James take Cara away, for her own protection.
With little explanation, Cara is told that she’s important and that she can’t go home until the boys have sorted some things out. In the meantime, Cara’s world is being turned upside down as she finds out that there is more to her life than she possibly imagined.
Rising Calm sounded interesting and I was looking forward to reading it. I found it was easy to get into because the characters are enjoyable and the mystery keeps you wanting to know more. It’s obvious from the very start that something very unique is going on, but the reader is given just enough clues to want to know more and keep going to find out more. Just when you think that you know what’s going on, you find out that you don’t.
It’s written in the first person and occasionally switches to another character’s perspective to give you more pieces of the puzzle, but yet more mystery. I enjoyed the additional perspectives, but they aren’t well marked and are a bit jarring. I had to go back and re-read a paragraph or even up to a full page after realizing that we weren’t in Cara’s head anymore.
If you enjoy young adult paranormal stories, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one!
About the Author:
Rising Calm Author Haley Fisher
I’m Haley Fisher, a college student in Kansas, and I’ve just signed a contract with a company called Silver Tongue Press to publish my first book!
For as long as I can remember I’ve been an avid reader and an aspiring writer, but the step toward actually getting a book published is an enormous one for me. This is a big deal. And, as I’ve been told, the next step to being successful is getting the word out that my book exists.
It’s be the first in a series of books about a young girl who finds out her life and her fate are far bigger than she ever realized. At the risk of giving too much away, the most I can tell you for now is that there is magic, prophecy, new worlds, and a cast of characters who I love to write.
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This was a great read! It’s geared toward young adults but even as an old adult I loved the story and found the characters smart and engaging. I am very much looking forward to the next installment! – Midge (Amazon)
Haley Fisher does an amazing job of really bringing the story to life with her words. She is a very talented young author. I can’t wait to read the sequel to this book. – Patriot (Amazon)