Review: LOCKED by Parker Witter – a YA e-novella
August 18th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

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An end-of-summer beach read!  E-novella is $1.99!



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Information about the novella provided by the POPPY:

It had always been the three of us, and then it was the two of us-Ed and August. There was not, nor had there ever been a chance of a Noah and August. And that was fine. Because the truth was I had known Noah forever but I still had no idea who he really was. Especially not now. 
In this sizzling novella, one girl must choose between loyalty and love. 
August had the two best guy friends a girl could ask for in Noah and Ed. Then Ed confessed he felt more for her – and their new relationship changed everything. She had hoped it would be Noah that she’d end up with someday, but it’s clearer than ever that Noah’s just not interested in being a one-girl guy. 
When the small seaplane the three of them are on crashes, August finds herself injured and marooned on an island with … Noah. Unsure of what’s become of Ed, August and Noah do their best to not lose hope as they fight to survive on an island that is not as deserted as they first believed. But fighting the elements – and their attraction to each other – becomes a losing battle. 
Soon, a secret from Noah’s past that could bind them to the island forever is revealed, and August must choose between giving into her feelings for him, or struggling to make it back home.

My 5 star review:

Received an e-book copy through Little Brown (Poppy!) Thanks!

It’s romantic, mysterious, and a fast read!

One girl. Two boys. All great friends. Girl dates boy 1 and loves him. Feels a connection with boy 2, who seems to avoid her at every turn . . . .

Meet Ed. He’s an awesome guy. Kind, thoughtful, sympathetic, sensitive, and madly in love August.
Meet August. She loves Ed, but wants some space. Her need for space, her need to go out on her own and not be at the same college with Ed, creates a rift between them.
Meet Noah. He’s the best friend, who has been in love with August for a long time. He stepped aside, though, because Ed is much better for her than he is.
Meet Maggie, August’s sister. She needs August. Their mom is dead, their father is absent a lot.
Together these four get on a small plane that will take them college hopping.

Until . . . CRASH!!!!

Noah saves August, dragging her to an island. Ed and Maggie are nowhere to be found. This is when the magic begins. Noah has some pretty powerful healing skills. Readers will learn a lot about the power of love, the power of friendship, and the power of second chances. What purpose do we have in life? What is your role? LOCKED will open up some new channels and get readers thinking about where they fit in. Who, if anyone, would you give up your life for? Readers will be intrigued by the island. The island is definitely its own “character” in this novella.

LOCKED is romantic, mysterious, and a fast read. I am so intrigued by this story and can’t wait to get more from this author!
For those of you who love a romantic novella that will suck you in and have you wondering, what next? Definitely pick this one up!


2 Responses  
Hannah @ The Irish Banana Review writes:
August 19th, 2014 at 8:29 am

I’m mid-way through this and I’m having issues. Everything is just so over the top and WTF-ish that I keep putting it aside. I do want to finish it, though!

Jenny @ Supernatural Snark writes:
August 19th, 2014 at 9:49 am

AH! I can’t wait to read this Liza! So glad to know you loved it, that makes me even more excited. And Famous In Love:) I didn’t realize there was any type of paranormal aspect to this one either, and since I’m a paranormal girl at heart, that makes me happy:)

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