Rachel E. Kelly's details create a techni-'Colorworld'
Rachel E. Kelly’s Colorworld is an independently published book that tells the story of Wendy, a college student who is raising her brother after her mother dies. She has lived all of her life with exceptional senses, has diabetes and food allergies. When she hears about a study to eliminate allergies, she signs up not realizing that she is in for much more.
Kelly writes in the present tense for much of the story allowing it to unfold in real time. Classic authors have typically left present tense for those times when they wanted to speed up the action in the story and pull the reader through a sequence quicker. Kelly’s use of tense gives Colorworld an entirely different feel from other books. She has taken a page from the Internet school of writing and given readers a new type of writing that is more modern.
With deft use of dialogue, Kelly is able to establish relationships and characters quickly. There is no question as to who the brother and sister are in relation to each other, even when Wendy has questions about her own identity.
Kelly is able to write sequences that are relaxing and immediately afterward, write a tense sequence that creates the same tenseness in the reader. Her attention to detail draws a world that is real and mystery that begs to be solved.
Kelly uses her command of the English language, especially her vocabulary, to address themes of family, love and friendship. She also has Wendy name “Focus on yourself” as the worst advice ever.
Colorworld is part of a seven book series, which Kelly bills as a reimagined Rogue story. Book 2 Teleworld is available now. Other books are in the works. Check out Kelly’s kickstarter page if you want more stories like Colorworld.
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