Hydraulic Level Five by Sarah Latchaw


5 marvelous stars!

Now, before I begin my review I’m going to rant… just a little bit…

It’s common knowledge that a lot of fanfiction stories are being published. Now, this story is one of those; but what does that really mean?

Does it mean that the author didn’t actually WRITE every single word? No.

Does it mean that the author didn’t actually go through the process that every author goes when a book is being editing or published? No.

Does it mean that the author didn’t spend HOURS – DAYS – WEEKS – OR EVEN YEARS writing the book and devoting personal time to it? No.

Does it mean that the author didn’t come up with an original idea based on a few names? No.

So what does it really mean?

Why are people so hateful when it comes to those books?

Is it about the money? Sure you can google it and find it and read it for free – but you can also do that with ‘actual’ books FYI – so if it is not about the money, then what is it really?

Maybe the fact that, writing itself is not as easy as everyone is making it out to be? Maybe the fact that a lot of people have tried to write fanfiction and were not successful, so a book is out of the question?

Unfortunately this literary world is full of books that need a whole lot of editing to even begin to resemble a good enough book, but no one is complaining about those  despite the fact that the author is getting paid for a crappy book that did not require as much time as a chapter by chapter fanfiction update does.

And while we’re at it… Fifty Shades of Grey – it is rather popular these days – a fanfiction story that not only is being adored but is now getting a movie casting.


Moving on!

Since we covered the whole fanfiction thing I want to say that I’m in love with this story. Totally and utterly in love. Yup.

I’m sure I have read the sequel and I really don’t want to give away anything so I won’t say much… I’ll keep that to myself.

A beautiful story about friendships, relationships, marriage, love, betrayal, hurt, survival, self-destruction and so much more I can’t even begin to tell you.

Plus, this story has more mature characters than what most books deal with.

Samuel and Kaye, seven years after their divorce, are both attending Danita’s wedding. With their past and the heartache, they both have so many things to talk about and clear the air around them. Samuel’s novels keeps reminding Kaye about their past and what happened between the two. Now back in town with a new girlfriend, Kaye has to try and get her answers so she can finally understand just what when through Sam’s head when he told her, he couldn’t be married to her anymore…

Each chapter has an extract from Sam’s novels, which is basically their childhood through his characters.

Epic doesn’t even begin to describe it and as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by it’s cover and I will alter it a little bit and say, don’t judge a book by it’s fanfiction history.





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