Reality (The Life of Arie Series Novel) by Dani Hart




I am Arie Belle and up until my mother’s unexpected and mysterious death my life had been pretty simple, but then things became dark and, at times, hopeless. Even my uncanny ability to communicate with nature had turned its back on me. My only saving grace is my lifetime friendship with the boy next door, River, whom I had always thought of as my soul mate up until my eighteenth birthday when everything seemed to change. My body tingles with heightened sensations and my emotions veer out of control. They are further tested when Ashe, a beautiful stranger with a powerful draw, enters my life and challenges my heart and soul. Amidst the rush of feelings after years of numbness, my true destiny slowly unravels and my journey to find out what I am, to find my mother’s killer, and stop my own death becomes a frantic rush before the next full moon. This powerful story encaptures the true meaning of love and the dark corners of life that can either suck you in or save you.

“Reality will captivate you from the first page! Your imagination will be on fire!” ~Amanda

“This book is an original and I have read many books of different genres and I have never read one like this.” ~Nichole

“I don’t think I have ever read a book that has brought my imagination to life quite like this one. I cannot believe how real everything felt! It was creative, mysterious, unique and adventurous all in one.” ~Rachel

“This is one of those stories that draws you in and keeps you guessing.” ~Tatianna


Natasha’s Review:

I was lucky enough to be beta reader for this book! I’m gonna TRY to do my best to review it without being too spoilery! Hope I do it justice
Arie has had a hard few years to say the least, the loss of her mom has her secluding her self from everything she loves. Feeling alone she doesn’t know how to bounce back to her former self.
She goes out with a friend one fateful night (Which just happens to be her birthday) and sees a mysterious man watching her. He seems to start showing up in the most unconventional places and times. She can’t help but be intrigued by him and how she feels around him! 
Arie starts having strange and weird things happen in her presence and cannot figure it out. I love how she seems to take in stride tho as if its the most normal thing in the world.
This book has the most insane love triangle I have ever read. I find myself bouncing back and forth and cannot decide what love I want her to pursue! One minute I’m Team River and the next I’m Team Ashe!
River the handsome athletic boy that literally lives next door, and worships the ground Arie walks on. He is all she has ever known and will do anything to protect her. 
Ashe is the sexy mysterious boy who makes her feel all tingly and gives her butterflies. She feels different when he is around and not so on her own. He seems to fill a void that she is desperate to fill. 
Arie soon finds that not all is as it seems and that she is going to be faced with some very hard truths and difficult decisions on the coming months. Will she be able to do what’s right for her as well as her loved ones?
I cannot rave enough about this story. I adore everything about it. The secondary characters are so endearing and you find yourself getting just attached to them as you do the main ones! Love the storyline and how it unfolds. You will find you cant put it down and get very invested in what happens. It’s a very very emotional read. (had me crying at work MULTIPLE times) What Arie had/has to go through is so gut wrenching. I don’t know how she has survived and remained as strong as she does!!!!
There’s not a dull moment. Can’t wait till everyone can read it! You will not be disappointed!! A solid 5+ stars from me!!!

Amanda’s Review:

Reality will captivate you from the first page!  Your imagination will be on fire!  I still can not believe how much this story has stuck with me!!!  Let me start by saying this is not my normal genre I read.  But I have read several paranormal/dystopian books and for me Dani’s story is in a class all its own!  You have the paranormal feel but the love story and descriptive details just set this book apart!  If you love paranormal and romance then you will be IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!!
Arie’s life has recently been filled with darkness and she is struggling to connect to her old self!  Arie was  a vibrant child who grew up with a loving mother!  Her mother taught her everything while living in their beautiful house in the meadows.  She discovers as a child that she has a strange connection to nature.
“My mom always said that if you listened hard enough that you could hear nature talk to you.  In my case, I could feel it.”
Animals are always coming up to her and she feels as if they are always looking to her for something.  But then her mother mysteriously passes away on her 16th birthday and since then everything has turned dark!  Her best friend and the man she loves, River, and his family have tried to help her find her way but she keeps pushing them away. But on her 18th birthday strange things start to occur!  The biggest mystery she is trying to figure out is the man who seems to show up and disappear during the most random moments.  But she feels this immediate connection with him (Ashe) and she doesn’t know how to handle the feelings she is having for both River and Ashe!
“If River was home, Ashe was my heart.  Two parts of me that I needed and could never live without.”
She feels like both of these boys have a special place in her life!  But she is not prepared for the hard truths!!!  Arie soon finds out that she has many other things to worry about and some hard decisions to make.  Everything she has ever known is about to change and she will have to face her REALITY!
Okay, so to say I LOVE THIS BOOK would be a huge understatement!  I have never felt so apart of the scenery in a story!  Dani writes this so gracefully that she makes you be able to picture where the character is and how they truly feel!  IT IS AMAZING!  Every character has their own personality and I loved every one!  The story is eye opening and I absolutely can’t wait for more!  Dani you did an amazing job and I can’t wait for more!
Congratulations on your debut novel Dani Hart!!! You are amazing and a breath of fresh air!!!