Mini Review: The Way Life Was Forever by Carey Corp

The Way Life Was ForeverThe Way Life Was Forever by Carey Corp
ebook, Short Story, 37 pages
Published: November 13th 2011 by CareyCorpBooks 
Review Copy: Purchased
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Description from Goodreads:
Sun-dwellers are foul monsters that eat a human’s flesh from their bones…or so sixteen-year-old Lyra has always been taught. To keep their citizens safe, her colony seals itself into the vaults by day.

Moonwalkers are horrible beasts that feed on the blood of men…at least, that is what Perseus was told. The only sure survival for his people is to lock themselves into their repositories each night.

Both labeled as undesirable by their respective kinds, a fated meeting in the forbidden forest offers Lyra and Perseus an unexpected chance at happiness. If they can overcome their own prejudices and discover the truth about one another before time runs out.

Can the sun-dweller and the moonwalker learn that when reality is distorted by hate and terror sometimes the only thing to truly fear is fear itself?

THE WAY LIFE WAS FOREVER – a YA short story from award-winning author, Carey Corp.
My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE WAY LIFE WAS FOREVER is a story about sun-dwellers and moonwalkers, and a world built upon fear. Each night, before the sun rises, the "moonwalkers" return to their vaults, where they hide out until the following night, fearing that the "sun-dwellers" will kill them if they don't return to the vaults before morning breaks.

When Lyra, a "moonwalker", goes in search of her younger sister during the vault closing, she finds herself locked out. Lyra meets "sun-dwellers", who are nothing like what her people believe them to be. One day in the sun will forever change Lyra's life.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this novelette. In truth, it has been sitting on my Kindle for a while now. But I'm glad that I read it. It was a short read that captivated me from the get go. Corp is a fantastic writer, and I will certainly make it a point to check out more of her work.

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