Instalment #1 The White Series
Layla's a content writer for Gossip magazine. She'll hate that I'm saying this, but she's power hungry. She's desperate for advancement. She's going straight to the top and won't let anything stop her.
Aaron's a world apart from Layla. He's a stay at home father and his life revolves around his children and wife Chelsea, a corporate lawyer. Seems boring to me, but he's happy.
Me? Well I'm just living my dreams. I've been travelling the world solo, writing for my blog, Miles Covers Miles and ticking off items on my kilometre long bucket list.
None of us planned to come here. Here sucks. It's colourless, blank, plain, bare, white. Absolutely everything is white! Well, it was, until I figured out how to get rid of it...
The three of us have been stuck here for a while now; we had to do something to pass the time. So I decided to borrow Layla's bossy personality trait and I told her she had to write all of this drama down. She did a pretty good job, but she can't have all the credit. I helped a little.
This is the story of The White, a bit of love, some life, some death and a strange obsession with tomato sauce. If you wanna know what happened to us you'll have to read it.
I can honestly say that I fell in love with the characters. Madeline has created characters who have very real flaws, who don’t shy away from them but instead embrace them. She captures the complicated mess that families can be whilst still showcasing the best of humanity, and the love that you can develop for complete strangers in a moment.
Nicole T - The White
First of all, absolute snaps to Madeline for creating an original and unique concept. I’ve never read a book with an even remotely similar premise… and I’ve read quite a lot of books. To know it will be trilogy makes me undeniably happy. There are many twists and turns in the book and enough mystery to leave you wanting more, wanting to know what happens next. I have to say, more props to Madeline because I’m not used to being so perplexed when reading a novel. Just when I think I’d worked something out, she’d throw a curveball at me and leave me wondering ‘where is this going?’ and I mean that in the best way possible.
Elke H - The White
Instalment #2 The White Series
Miles is now our resident writer.
I’m yet to read a single word he’s written. I’m not sure Layla’s made the right choice in handing him the reins. I fear he’s made a mockery of our story, but there are more pressing matters to worry about.
We’re having to deal with The White turning grey, casting an air of despondency over us all.
Meanwhile, I’ve found myself moonlighting as a grief counsellor. This is not a result of experiences endured since death. This is the result of life traumas that were carried to the grave.
What’s next? The only person who knew has departed.
She left behind too many questions and not enough answers. Though, my five year old son Harrison appears to know more than he’s letting on. Given his recent revelations, I believe we’re about to connect the dots.
Our story of The White continues with an unexplained scar, one fearful spleen, a field of sunflowers and the Devil Woman.
The Grey is a brilliant continuation of The White, and it captures the heart of the first book so well. The Grey is filled with humour and friendship and romance, and of course, a lot of twists that I've come to expect from a Madeline Drew novel. I thoroughly enjoyed jumping back to this world she has so expertly created. And I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
Hayley M - The Grey
As a writer myself, I find it exciting to read the work of my peers. The White was great, but The Grey is better. Madeline shows us more about the characters in her world by crashing down their walls and revealing their true selves, the good, the bad and the ugly. The Grey is an emotional story of love, loss, friendship, life, death and is still riddled with humour, twists and turns and passion. It is so passionate. Between every line is a hidden meaning; I feel like I learnt something from The Grey. All will enjoy.
Ruth A - The Grey
Madeline’s development as a writer is shown throughout The Grey, as she expertly weaves the continuation of The White. She has you believing that you know what’s going to happen and then turns the story on its head, and after knowing her for so long, it shouldn’t really surprise me. But I guess that’s what just makes her writing so engaging. If you thought The White was full of fun and quirky characters who made you smile, well just wait for The Grey because I’ve lost count of how many times I laughed in this book. The joy within its pages is contagious.
Nicole T - The Grey
The growth in Madeline’s writing between The White and The Grey is absolutely phenomenal. Everything was just so much… more. In the best way possible. More character development, more twists and turns, more emotion and more impatience for the third book. And of course a bigger book hangover.
Elke H - The Grey