Tag: Caytlyn Brooke

  • Evelyn Reads Dark Flowers

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    Dark Flowers is a supernatural fantasy novel written by independent author Caytlyn Brooke. This story focuses on a teenaged girl named Eliza who ends up at an orphanage after bouncing around the system for years. 

    Cover for Dark Flowers by Caytlyn Brooke
    Dark Flowers by Caytlyn Brooke

    During an escape attempt, Eliza and her only friend Millie, encounter something supernatural in the surrounding swamps. That’s where this work really begins to shine.

    Brooke weaves a dark tale that leaves you questioning fact from fiction. Both of the girls will be pushed to their limits when faced with a world that not only refuses to believe in the fantastical, but actively suppresses it. 

    Dark Flowers is a quick read that uses dark prose to describe what appears to be a slow descent into madness. In the end, you may not know how to feel about what happened, but you’ll be desperate to find out more!

  • Evelyn Reads Wired

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading Wired by Caytlyn Brooke, a young adult science-fiction that deals with social media and addiction.

    Wired by Caytlyn Brooke
    Wired by Caytlyn Brooke

    For me, reading this book felt like I was approaching a train wreck. From the distance, there is something but I’m unsure. The closer I get, the more apparent the devastation becomes. I simply cannot turn away from the scene, transfixed by the horror, and that is also true for this book.

    In the beginning, I hoped that the main character would heed the close calls and steer away from the dangers of this technology. Alas, the synopsis and chapter titles only served to remind me that things would get worse, far worse.

    How does it end? You’ll have to read to find out, and I highly recommend that you do. Just be aware that this book may have you look at your smartphone and associated social media feeds in a different way!