Solace

Solace

by Therin Knite

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Overview

Corina Marion has a father problem-namely that her Red Cross doctor of a dad has finally returned home from sixteen years of war...

...as a body in a box to be buried.

Her mother is devastated, her friends shocked and saddened, her hometown in mourning at the loss of its local hero. And Corina, indifferent to the man she never met, is trapped in the middle of an emotional onslaught she isn't prepared to handle.

But when a strange old man confronts Corina at her father's funeral, he offers her an impossible opportunity: the chance to know the late Luther Marion. And in a moment of uncertainty, Corina makes a choice with consequences she can barely fathom.

A choice that sends her twenty-five years into the past.

Right on the cusp of the harrowing events that will shape Luther Marion's life...and death.

And in order to return to her damaged home, supportive friends, and uncertain future, Corina will have to fight tooth and nail alongside the man she's resented her entire life. Because if she doesn't help fix the past she's inadvertently changed with her presence, Luther Marion may not live long enough to become a hero at all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500945305
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2014
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Therin Knite is a 22-year-old recent college graduate who occasionally writes speculative fiction and has the odd delusion of literary stardom. Knite lives in a humble little place known as the Middle of Nowhere, Virginia and spends every possible second of free time reading books and writing what may possibly qualify as books.

For more information about Therin Knite, please check out Knite's home base: http://www.therinknite.com

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Solace 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
HowUsefulItIs More than 1 year ago
About: Solace, 262 pages, is a fiction novel written by Therin Knite. The genre is young adult, time travel, fantasy, and suspense. The author is a recent graduate and has published a few other books. Solace was published 1/7/2015 by Knite and Day Publishing. There are 2 covers for this book, this cover with the light blue and the other darker tone with the girl wearing a black dress. Both covers shows the girl overdressed beneath the surface of the water, but in the book, she’s most often under glam. My Experience: I started reading Solace on 6/30/16 and finished it on 7/19/16. I picked this book up solely on the cover, but the cover is misleading because what Corina, the main character’s experience, is anything but beauty. I like the time travel idea. Going back through time, tough events of her dad’s life, to get to know him and experience the hardship with him, most often, rescuing him, because Corina grows up without her dad at all. Reading 90% into the book and still no explanation as to where the “old man” comes from and why he does what he does. Also, at 90%, you still don’t know much about Corina’s mom and her intentions or explanations as to why she does what she does, such as not taking Corina to visit the city where her dad grows up. The start of the book is slow and there’s no romance whatsoever for a young adult book, not even a crush or a flirt anywhere in sight. The author is good in describing the scenes of riots and war zones and experiences of real life versus what we see on televisions. I like when the author writes about Lu’s reaction to seeing Corina the second time. He stares, she eats, he stares, she finishes the sandwich, and he stares. I enjoy the humor in the father-daughter chat greatly. I also enjoy some parts of the narrative, about the rich having the access of the back door to get good jobs while others either unemployed or go through the process of eliminations. This book has the good and the bad, but all in all, it’s still a good read. It reminds us readers to be compassionate for the professionals. A doctor saves everyone, good and bad, no discrimination. Appreciate your life without war because when war comes, destruction gets loose and goes wild. In the next memorial holiday weekend, I will appreciate the fallen soldiers a bit more because more lives can be saved if all of us can live in harmony. Pro: humor and witty conversations, compassionate for others safety, time travel Con: too much narrative on the war ***Disclaimer: I received this ebook for free via NetGalley for review and my opinions are honest. xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
Solace by Therin Knite is a type of coming of age novel. Corina Marion is a high school student who’s always heard that her father, Lou Marion, a Red Cross doctor, is a great man. But in a world set in the near future where a long war is raging, her father comes home from the battle ravaged war country in a casket. When a supernatural opportunity knocks on her door, Corina gets the opportunity to get to know her now-deceased father and learn whether or not he lives up to the hype of being such a great guy. While this novel wasn’t what I was expecting, I really ended up liking it. It’s a novel about a frustrated and resentful teenage girl trying to figure out how her family situation came to be the way that it is. The plot revolves around Corina’s relationship with her father. All the supporting characters, even her mother, are really just that, supportive to the plot. Normally, I prefer to have a really robust cast of characters, but from the beginning it was clear what this novel was going to be and it worked. It was really interesting to see how both Corina and Lou grow though the novel as individuals even over a short period of time. I thought it was especially touching to see how Corina’s relationship and feelings toward her father change as she gets to know him better. The end of the novel is heartwarming in a bittersweet way. The narration by Julia Knippen was great. I think she did a great job of voicing the characters. I didn’t particularly feel like she aged Lou much over time or had dramatic differences in the voices of the characters, but I liked her narration. The production quality of the novel was good. I would recommend this novel to people who like coming of age novels for strong female protagonists and stories that tug on your heart. Audiobook provided for review by the narrator. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I really think we need more YA books like this. No deadly but mysterious hot guys, no supernatural love triangles, just a girl getting to know her father. The story was great, moved quickly, and was far more action packed than I would have expected given the premise. I loved the characters, their attitude and frankness lightened what could have been a really heavy story. While it was emotional, in parts, it wasn't sappy or depressing. In the end it was wonderfully uplifting. I really liked it. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me was because of a picky little writing issue. Generally I like the use of short sentences to give punch and immediacy to the story. However, there were quite a few occasions where those sentences seemed incomplete, a few commas to tie those sentences together and I would have given it 5 stars.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
Well, this book just sucked me right in - what an amazing concept.  It's impossible not to like Corina - she's smart, highly spirited, brave, and hilarious at times.  I loved the way her mind worked - the short choppy sentences the author used when describing the inner workings of Corina's mind were perfect for her character. And what a gift Corina was given in this story - the chance to know her father, someone she'd never met.  Their interactions ranged from awkward, comical, insightful, dangerous, and touching - I damn near needed a tissue at one point.  She was able to meet her father at different points in his lifetime, giving her the opportunity to see the man he became and although Corina harbors some heavy negative feelings towards her father, the reader realizes long before Corina that she and her father are more alike than she ever would have believed. Admittedly, the first few chapters were a slow build for me, but the pace quickly picked up and I doubt anyone could have pried the book from my hands after that.   This author's books are traditionally sci-fi, but I would recommend Solace for all readers - I think there's something here for everyone.  A real treat to read.   I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.