Honey Review from an Amazon Reader: An intriguing story that flits between reality and fantasy worlds. I don't usually read fantasy novels but I found this story compelling and entertaining. After Honey is saved from a car crash by a spirit, on the condition that she never brews tea again, her life starts to get interrupted by visits from different spirits and journeys to other worlds. Soon these interruptions become her whole world. I really got swept away into these fantasy lands, on this captivating journey, wondering where it is ultimately leading Honey to and for what purpose. Some of the spirits or gods tell some quite philosophical tales. It's a very gripping story wondering if Honey will ever make it back to reality, or if she even wants to.
Honey Review from a Goodreads Reader: Contemporary mythology is not a common find, and it was a refreshing alternate to the usual fantasy books. Alison's passion on the subject of mythology is apparent in her note to the reader, "About Honey", included in the book: "My father was an artist but mythology and religion were his favorite subjects. Growing up hearing all kinds of myths and stories, I came to realize that characters from different pantheons shared common traits because they represent the forces that are the building blocks of humanity – sexuality, communication, agriculture, etc. I wrote Honey to breathe some life into these sleeping gods because the powers that they represent still deeply influence our lives." If these subjects interest you, I highly recommend Honey!
Honey Review from an Amazon Reader: "Honey is Alison Lyke's debut novel and granted, I had the pleasure of copy editing a late draft, but I found, even as I was searching for errant commas and semicolons, that this novel sets itself apart from the myriad first novels that are often rife with autobiographical angst. This is not the case with Honey. Lyke is a natural storyteller and what took shape for me while editing was a compelling work that places a contemporary setting on a surreal stage. What starts as a seemingly innocent battle of wills between two people has far-reaching implications for Honey, whose life takes a sudden turn into a complex, often frightening, yet colorful world of ghosts and gods. Honey is a hapless Alice in a Wonderland occupied by a pantheon of gods and others. She's supported by her sister and brother with whom she has odd relationships (the family dynamic having been upset early on in Honey's life) and who question Honey's sanity as, indeed, Honey finds herself doing, and often, throughout the narrative. I'm not going to give too much away, because this is a great read and people really should pick up this book, if only to find out what happens to Honey. Draw your own, conclusions, of course, but I think this is a solid first published work and I do believe that Lyke has a promising future. At the risk of making a comparison with a great author, let me put it this way: if you like Neil Gaiman's work, you'll like Honey." Honey Review from an Amazon Reader: I must admit that I took undertook the reading of this book with a skeptical mindset. It has been many years since a story was able to garner my attention. Its not that i don't enjoy reading. I just lose interest around the second chapter, which is usually where i figure out the plot. That was defiantly NOT the case with "Honey". I could not put it down. Literally! I picked it up and did not put it down until I was done. The book was amazing. Alison Lyke shared just enough of her underlying theme to peak my interest and make me want to keep tagging along for the journey. And what an adventure it was. I hope this in not the only book this woman writes!
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