Liam's Town

Young Adult - General
247 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

I'm a new author currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio. I moved to Cincinnati for grad school, a five-year endeavor that ended in both a master's degree and a doctorate. I wrote Liam's Town within the three-year span spent pursuing my doctorate. It was a way for me to escape when I needed a break from academia. It's thrilling to finally have it published and released to the public!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Seventeen-year-old Liam lived in an unusual house with his grandfather. It had no windows. They had a messy store in the front part of the house where they sold a variety of used items. Liam helped his grandfather in the store and tried to restore some orderliness on the shelves. Although he has a limp, from a broken leg that did not heal correctly, he walks to the homes of his friends and swims with them in a local ditch. He loves to hang out with his best friends, Fender and Trinity. When Fender’s sister came home from her first year of college, they developed a romantic relationship. Everything changed when a strange man came into town. This man frightened Liam as he frequently showed up unexpectedly, and he seemed to know too much about Liam.

In Liam’s Town, written by Marissa Dike, an intriguing plot unfolds. Liam soon learns that nothing is as it seems in his town, and he struggles with how to deal with all the new revelations. The author skillfully exposes the reality of Liam’s town in a logical, cohesive manner. There are twists and turns in the plot, keeping the reader engaged throughout the story. The characters are quite interesting, especially as more information is given bit by bit. It is a riveting read, a page-turner from beginning to end. Author Marissa Dike has written a compelling story for young adults in Liam’s Town. This book is an honest depiction of how a person can live in an alternative reality and it is most definitely a fascinating read. It will appeal to readers looking for something unique and different in their reading choices.