Child of Clay, By Fiona Skye

Today I’ll be reviewing Child of Clay, by Fiona Skye. This is the first book in her series “Those Who Are Awake”.  Here’s the cover and blurb:


Abandoned at birth on the steps of a Catholic orphanage, Jerrilyn Seton spent most of her childhood learning about the saints and angels, serving Jesus, and suffering the sisters’ tough discipline, until they, too, abandoned her. Despite this, she still relies on her faith to help her with her work as a ghost hunter. But not once has she ever received an answer to her prayers.

Until now.

Now Jerrilyn hears whispers in the dark, a strange voice that hints at hidden knowledge about her origins and the fate of the world. How are they connected? What will she sacrifice to become one of Those Who Are Awake?


TL;DR Review

Character and Dialogue 19 points
Setting and Description 20 points
Plot and Creativity 18 points
Technical Ability 20 points
Cover and Blurb 18 points
Overall 95 points
  • Very believable, relatable characters who sound like real people.
  • Excellent description with vivid imagery.
  • Exciting and fast-paced, definitely a bit of a twist I didn’t see coming.
  • Near-perfect technical ability, very nicely done.
  • Great cover, blurb starts out slow but picks up interest quickly.

Keep reading for the detailed review.

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