Far From Home
Review by Bibliophilia Templum – Far From Home is book 2 in the Home Series, but it flows a bit differently than the first book, A Taste of Home. Both books combine deep, flowing narrative with vivid, sometimes brutal action sequences, but the flavor of Far From Home is different, the focus is different, ultimately, the story is vastly different. I find this a refreshing surprise in a sequel, and it fits this series in my opinion.
Miller has once again shown his masterful skill at writing female characters who are both strong and realistic. His female characters in Far From Home are diverse, different one from another, yet realistic in their personalities, flaws, strengths. Miller stays outside of stereotypes even while some of his characters represent “that one woman you know” in your head—and perhaps that other one as well.
Far From Home is as much about the human condition as it is werewolves. Decisions born of good intentions but made in ignorance. Greed and corruption. Devotion. Desperation. The foolish ways we perceive ourselves and others. But Miller doesn’t use the standard drama to evoke awareness of these things, they are simply part of the story, part of the characterization, part of the terror.
Far From Home is a deep and violent story about werewolves and beast inside us all.
A Curse Beyond Comprehension. A Power Beyond Belief. A Girl Far From Home. Katie Liberman is your typical eighteen-year-old college student…or at least that’s what her family thinks. Picking up five years after the events of A Taste of Home, Katie has dropped out of school and embarked upon a dangerous quest to find Kurt Jimmerson, the New York City attorney responsible for her family’s werewolf curse. Unknown to her, the attorney’s grip on the ‘City That Never Sleeps’ is tighter than imagined and she’ll need any and all help available to be victorious. But… where do you find friends when you’re Far From Home?