It appears that this is Wenman-Hyde’s first foray into novel writing, having a background mainly in music, poetry and scriptwriting.
Unfortunately, I found that that inexperience shows a bit; the writing itself needed tightening, I would question the book’s being aimed at a young adult audience, and I couldn’t help but feel that his style probably suits scriptwriting better.
However, the characters were nicely filled-out, the story had a nice arc, there were some truly charming flights of fancy and bits of dialogue in there, and the impact of the divorce was sensitively handled.
A pleasant book about the power of imagination – and how important it is to keep that sense of wonder, despite one’s age.
When Riley watched Chroma, the latest movie by Armani Manora, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. Riley’s parents, Jean and Paul, are currently getting divorced, and they have managed to keep the situation hidden from Riley, until now.
They were unaware of the effects this was having on Riley’s emotional and mental well-being, and as tensions rose at school and at home, he was visited by a voice in his bedroom. Before too long, he began a journey that was not only dangerous, but eye opening.
Chroma explores the rapidly changing family dynamic throughout divorce, and how a child’s imagination can take them to unknown places. It is emotional, insightful and a moving story which not only teaches us how to be an adult, but how to be a child.
I do not get paid for blog tours or giving my opinion, and this is my honest review.