Book: Paris Hemworth’s Road to Wonderland
Author: Francesca Marlow
Genre: New Adult
‘Paris Hemsworth’s Road To Wonderland’ is the second novel in a new adult series, which tells the tale of a seventeen-year-old girl's tragedy. A tragedy that steers her down an unlikely path full of twists and turns. Paris is a naive, feisty fashionista who floats, carefree, through her life in 1990’s Manchester, thanks to her three great loves: her father, her best friend, and her motorbike. Izzy Moffit is a shy, quiet, literature lover who has been surrounded by violence daily, seeking solace in movies and music. The two are an unlikely duo, but since the age of four, they have been inseparable, always promising to be there for each other no matter what.
That is until one day Paris receives heart-shattering news which turns her life upside-down. Suddenly, their friendship is tested in ways it never has before, and just when things are starting to look up for them, adulthood steps in and kicks them both in unimaginable ways. Paris is forced into a life full of fear, guilt and doubt, which sees her evolve from the feisty, fun young girl she once was into something she never thought she’d be. Weak. Having hit rock bottom, Paris is left with two options: climb the ladder back up or continue to swim in the sea of despair. The first option is easier said than done when you have no hope or faith left, when the loves of your life have all moved on, and you think you’re alone in the world. In the war against addiction, Paris knows it is only a matter of time before something has to give, but she is unable to predict at what cost.
Francesca is a self-confessed drifter, never quite fitting in anywhere until she discovered the love of reading two years ago. Books proved to be non-judgemental, loyal and thought provoking, so much so that she was inspired to create her own world. A world where she could channel her every day thoughts and emotions to deal with the daily grind which we call ‘life’. Francesca’s biggest accomplishments to date are the two little ladies that share her heart, closely followed by the one thing she is very proud to say: “I wrote a bloody novel!” She’s a Yorkshire lass and a secret romantic at heart, with an eclectic taste in music and a great love for films - all of which continue to be a source of creativity as well as well deserved relaxation moments.
I adore these books. This is one of the most well written series I have ever had the privilege to review.
It is emotional, witty, beautifully written and you feel every ounce of pain and suffering that Paris does. Francesca does an outstanding job at pouring Paris's emotions on to the pages and putting the reader in the front seat of the roller coaster.
It's books like this that make you think. They make you delve beneath the surface of someone and even then you have to wonder, how well do you know them? How well do you know your best friend, mother, father? Everyone has a cross to bear, some just hold the weight better than others.
I love that each book is written by a different author. It gives each character a fresh perspective and each book holds true the one before it.
I am so thankful that I came upon this tour and got to read this wonderful book. I would give it 10 stars if I could.
Other Books in the Series
Izzy Moffit’s Road to Wonderland by Victoria L James (book 1)