Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well. Let me just take a second to apologise for being so quiet of late. But this time of the year things are generally crazy in my world.
But hey that is no excuse, so I will pull myself together and start writing more.
So let me get back to the book that I am reviewing. Haze is the second book I read by Christine Bernard, a South African author. This book really reminded me about our relationships with the ones we love and how being too consumed in our own little world can compromise those relationships.
If you are planning to read this book, I promise not to reveal too much. At the end of this review, I will be doing an ebook copy giveaway of Haze.
Haze revisits Rebecca Marley and continues to delve deeper into her life. After successfully completing her 9 month silent challenge, Rebecca published her first book, which is a best seller. She became rich and also had to deal with the fame that came with publishing her book.
After being pressurized by her agent and publishers to write another book; Rebecca comes up with yet another brilliant idea. She asks her Facebook followers to set up weekly challenges that they would like her to do.
But things get crazy and the world becomes a very noisy place that you could easily get lost in.
Haze is a sequel to the previous book I reviewed named Mute. To be honest, I am a bit sceptical to read sequels. Sequels; in most cases never really live up to their predecessors. However I was pleasantly surprised by how this book was written.
As I undertook to read Haze, I was already familiar with the main character, Rebecca Marley. And with that in mind, I was super excited to find out more about her. This story follows Rebecca on a new journey of fame and fortune.
Unlike the previous book Mute, the author, Christine Bernard wrote this book from a different perspective.
Reading through all the challenges that Rebecca embarked on over a 12 week period; it is clear that Rebecca is no longer hiding from the world. However she still has her insecurities and therefore tries her utmost to please everyone. Throughout the book Christine brilliantly writes how Rebecca has changed since becoming famous.
Haze focuses on how a person can lose themselves and their authenticity once they become famous. It also focuses on the relationship with family, friends and the outside world. So much can be taken from this book and be applied in real life situations.
The only real disappointment I had with the book was that Rebecca’s love interest, Benjamin character did not come through stronger. But after completing the book, it made perfect sense why the author specifically wrote it in that way.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I really love Christine Bernard’s writing style and look forward to reading more of her books. I therefore highly recommend this book.
My rating for this book is 4.3/5 stars.
**This book was sent to me by Christine Bernard in exchange for an honest review**
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