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By: Douglas Westerbeke

To be honest, I wasn’t sure about this one when I got the ARC, but it really surprised me. It was billed as The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and Life of Pi. I have never read either of those, so I still didn’t have much to go. The premise got me to request the book. A Parisian nine year old, Aubrey, finds a strange puzzle ball on the road one day. Thinking nothing she tries to get rid of it, but it keeps coming back. Then one night, Aubry begins to bleed, painfully bleed. Nothing can be done for her and she discovers that unless she goes somewhere she has never been before, the bleeding will continue until she dies. So she travels, on and one, never to the same place twice.

We follow her on all of her adventures and see all of the sights she sees along the way. Often, where she has been and where she is makes no sense. I enjoyed the novel, but I can’t say I always understood it. The stories were often out of order, or maybe she was out of order, it was at times hard to follow. If you can handle leaving with a little confusion, this is an adventurous read.

I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.

Out April 2nd!