#BookReview: On the Edge of a Raindrop by Sarah Brentyn @SarahBrentyn

Hi everyone. I hope this finds you all well. Today, I have a book review for you. This is the second book by this author that I’ve read, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both. >>>

About the Book:

When You’re on the Edge, It’s Easy to Fall

These are stories of lives on the edge.
A girl tortured by the world within her. A boy powerless to escape his home. A mother doomed to live with her greatest mistake. A man lost in a maze of grief.

Each raindrop provides a microscopic mirror of ourselves and those around us. But we can’t always trust what we see. The distorted images disorient the mind, altering our view of reality.
This second collection of flash and micro fiction explores the depths of the human condition and the fragile surface of our perceptions.

Dive into these tales of darkness and discover what life is like On the Edge of a Raindrop

Each selection is approximately 100 words, with a bonus section of Microbursts in which each story is told in 50 words or less.

My Review:






Another brilliant book of flash and micro fiction from author Sarah Brentyn. This is the second book by this writer that I’ve read, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The only problem is that I finished it in a flash.

Here are a few lines that stood out for me … although so many others did too …

Her memory lane was pot holes and busted chunks of asphalt.
Lightning lit the room then plunged me into darkness. I was petrified. Not of the storm, but of the thing I’d seen next to my bed.
When the skies were beautiful watercolour paintings of our bruises.

In just a few words, the author evokes so many different emotions and moods. Brilliantly done. On the Edge of a Raindrop gets a resounding five stars from me.


NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

It’s on Amazon if you’re interested: UK and US and costs just 0.99 right now!


28 Comments on “#BookReview: On the Edge of a Raindrop by Sarah Brentyn @SarahBrentyn

  1. Beautiful review Harmony, I wholeheartedly agree. I love Sarah’s writing and hoping there’s a new book coming as I too have read and enjoyed bother her books. Congrats Lady Sarah! <3

  2. Wonderful review, Harmony. I’ve mixed micro fiction with short stories, but never thought of a whole book of micros. Interesting idea.

  3. A lovely review, Harmony. Maybe I could read a book of flash fiction in bursts as I do prefer longer tales with more meat to them. Flash fiction is interesting for me, but I can’t read it on mass, I have discovered. I must try reading a few each day.

    • I’m like you in that I prefer a good long story with meat to it. I would love it if Sarah Brentyn wrote a longer book! Thanks, Robbie 🙂

    • I’ve had a lot of people say they were unsure of an entire book of flash. Some were pleasantly surprised and read it straight through, others dipped in and out of the book like eating rich chocolates–a few at a time. Kind of like poetry. I hope you give it a try one of these days. 🙂
      Hope you and your family are well.

  4. This sounds fascinating. I’m ready to dive in. Thank you for sharing your review, Harmony.

    • I always love it when people tell me a review has inspired them to read a book. Thanks, Gwen 🙂

    • If you do get the collection, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Stay safe & healthy.