The pages of Into the Jungle teem with fascinating flora and fauna ... Densely packed, sensational scenes are offset by thoughtful engagement ... A chilling journey into jungle life, Into the Jungle is also a deep probe into environmental ethics and love.
Ferencik, who spent a month living in the Amazon, focuses on an untested woman needing to prove herself and survive in an alien environment. With its vividly evoked jungle setting, this is a riveting narrative that finds a fresh way to remind us that life is precious .
Author Erica Ferencik brings readers a love story that is anything but ordinary. The main characters are literally worlds apart, and a danger-filled jungle is not your usual backdrop for romance. This is also a story of survival, not only for Lily, Omar and the villagers, but also for their way of life as it is threatened constantly from poachers killing off wild game and cutting down the jungles ... Ferencik’s writing style is fast-paced and suspenseful, making readers impatient to turn the page and find out what happens next. She herself spent some time in the Peruvian jungle where she did research for this book, and these experiences lend great authenticity to her narrative.