Roam Within

Macallah and the White World of Light

Fiction - Inspirational
154 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2023
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Author Biography

Maya Realm is an author of spiritual, visionary, contemporary fiction. With an insatiable curiosity and a wild imagination, she weaves tales of worlds both familiar and unknown. Her work has already garnered a devoted following as her stories resonate deeply with readers who are in search of the answers.
She has over two decade’s worth of experience in modeling, photo and video production, programming, design, web-project development and restaurant management. But also, she’s a voracious yoga and TM practitioner. Some of her interests include reading, photography, minimalist tropical aesthetics, ginger mint lemonade, problem solving, olive-oil and deep sleep. She also received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Economics in Zagreb, Croatia.

She's infinitely inspired by humans that nurture their passions and she confesses to writing this novel for the personal reasons of sanity, while the process, further on, made her discovered that writing holds an incredible therapeutic quality.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Roam Within: Macallah and the White World of Light by Maya Realm is a captivating story that follows a young woman's journey of self-discovery. After the tragic passing of her grandfather, Macallah seeks a soul-searching adventure, leading her to plan a boat trip aboard the fishing vessel Dragon Balls. Before she begins her journey, Macallah receives a mysterious memoir from the woman who raised her, Tia Valiah. As Macallah traverses the turbulent waters of the ocean, she becomes close with the captain's son, Jake, who has been searching for his birth mother all his life. Soon, Macallah and Jake veer off their path and arrive at Sandstone Harbour. Macallah eventually finds a home in the magical Village of Light, where she meets her extraordinary mother and kindred spirits who teach her ways to enjoy life to the fullest. Meanwhile, she reveals to Jake his mother's true identity.

Inspirational stories of self-discovery find a way to make you introspect and contemplate life's biggest mysteries. Roam Within is one such story. The author paints a vibrant portrait of life with this fascinating tale about a young woman who stumbles upon something marvelous in a quest to find her place in the world. Packed with mystery, romance, drama, and some truly impactful insights into life, the narrative is a breeze to go through, complemented further by Maya Realm's smooth prose that plants some vivid and colorful imagery in your mind. Roam Within is the type of book you take your time with and allow yourself to enjoy each moment of the reading experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

K.C. Finn

Roam Within: Macallah and the White World of Light is a work of fiction in the inspirational, LGBTQIA+, women’s fiction, and metaphysical writing subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Maya Realm. This fresh and quick-to-read novel takes readers on a captivating journey of self-discovery through the story of Macallah. This spiritual adventure unfolds as Macallah receives a diary after her grandfather's death, leading her to embark on a fishing trip that becomes a voyage of the soul. Through the beautifully woven narrative, the book explores unanswered questions, magic, joy, happiness, and the pursuit of a more fulfilling life. The story alternates between Macallah's experiences and the unique diary passages that provide a distinct perspective.

Author Maya Realm's atmospheric and emotive writing transports readers to a utopian world and offers a glimpse into a different way of thinking and living. The characters, especially the leading female roles, showcase the individual paths that lead to understanding and enlightenment and reflect many relevant women’s issues in finding harmony within themselves. The novel provides a unique invitation to explore deeper aspects of our own existence, encouraging readers to question, learn, and grow. The magical realism elements add a sense of wonder and possibility to the narrative, and the vivid settings are brought to life with multi-sensory description that feels totally immersive. Realm has crafted a thought-provoking and uplifting story that inspires readers to embark on their own spiritual journeys and discover the beauty of finding their own answers in life, and overall, I would not hesitate to recommend Roam Within for anyone seeking to unlock a new perspective in a surprising and creative way.

Amy Raines

In Roam Within: Macallah and the White World of Light by Maya Realm, Macallah spends time on a boat with a captain who knows her grandfather well. She quickly bonds with him and becomes close with his son as well. She spends time learning new and important things about herself as she travels on her spiritual journey. Along the way, Macallah meets people closer to her than she realized and discovers that her response to them is not what a typical person’s would be. Why is the captain so attentive and good to her? Why is Jake so silent around Macallah? Is he simply angry with another crew member, or is he hiding something? What kind of personal discoveries will Macallah make on her journey?

I loved everything about Roam Within: Macallah and the White World of Light. There is no shortage of information and entertainment as the plot unfolds smoothly, keeping me captivated from beginning to end. I truly enjoyed the way the author slowly revealed the secrets of some of the characters at the perfect time in the story. I recommend Roam Within by Maya Realm, to anyone who enjoys an adventurous story full of magical and mystical ideas that readers can learn from as they read. This author knows how to paint a story with words that make you feel like you are part of each and every scene! I hope Realm has many more stories like this one; they will surely become fan favorites!

Alma Boucher

Roam Within: Macallah and the White World of Light is a magical novel by Maya Realm. Macallah was looking for answers, and her grandpa Maki told her that he could not provide them. The answers Macallah was seeking would come when the time was right. Macallah thought hardly anything could unbalance her, but this changed when she had to say goodbye to her grandpa. Tia Valiah called Macallah to tell her that it was time. She had lived with Macallah and her grandpa for years and had raised her. Grandpa Maki had created a magical world within Macallah’s mind, a world where she now felt all alone with him gone. Macallah went on a soul-searching journey on the Dragon Balls boat. The night before she boarded the fishing boat, Tia Valiah gave her an old diary with a note.

Maya Realm chronicles a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in Roam Within. It is an engaging story that moves at an easy pace. The themes of hope, magic, joy, and happiness were intertwined and inspired me to take my journey in search of them. The account was engaging, and the parts relating to the diary were absorbing. The events were beautifully described and easy to visualize. Maya has created a world of questions and asks you to reflect on who you are and to be open to new ideas. The characters were authentic and relatable. They allowed me to see a different way of thinking and living. The tale was brilliantly written and left me feeling encouraged and motivated. The explanatory endnotes were interesting.