zondag 23 juni 2013

Review: Dying to Forget - Trish Marie Dawson

Title: Dying to Forget (The Station #1)
Author: Trish Marie Dawson
Publication date: August 3rd 2012, self published
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Summary from goodreads: 
"...With trembling fingers, I reach up and touch the hard and chiseled contours of his chest while Ryan's large and strong hands roam over my entire body, feeling and squeezing everything. I've never been touched like this before and my insides are starting to freak out.

"I want you, Piper," he murmurs into my neck.

My mouth drops open in surprise and even though my brain seems to be telling me to jump and run out of the room, I’m unable to move, stuck firmly to the same place on the mattress. With my nerves on high alert, I glance at the door repeatedly, sure that someone will come bursting through it at any second but the steady thumping of the music downstairs reminds me that no one can hear what is happening in this room. No one cares that Ryan Burke took me, of all people, into a bedroom. That realization hits me suddenly. Oh. My. God. What am I doing here?"

Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain. 

Does Piper have what it takes to save a life - to be the nagging voice inside someone else’s head - or will she fail and end up lost and tormented in limbo...forever?

What I think: I have to admit that I have never read a book like this one!

Suicide is a much unbooked subject and not one that many writers dare to confer in a book. Trish Marie Dawson is a very talented writer and this book is written amazingly well. Especially when you compare it to other self-published books, dying to forget is one of a kind.

The story line is very well written and draws you in from the start. The first few chapters are actually really horrible for the main character. The writer isn’t afraid to discuss some disturbing topics such as rape, abuse and the afterlife. There is no rationalizing these subjects and they are not ignored or pushed in a little corner in this book.

I have never really thought about the afterlife, what will happen when I die. Will there be something in between or will I just disappear into nothingness. I started thinking about it after reading this. I also realized that one of the bigger life lessons I’ve learned from this book is that you are never truly alone. You will get what I mean by this after reading the book.

I would love to discuss this book up to the smallest details! But I know that I also want you to read it yourself, so I won’t spoil it by telling you.

One last remark about the ending. What was miss Dawson thinking when she wrote such a huge cliffhanger. I could barely contain myself, I felt such a colossal urge to buy ‘Dying to Remember’ (the second book in this series) and read it immediately.

This was really a good Young Adult book and that is why I want to recommend it to all the Young Adult readers out there. If you are in for a interesting, heartbreaking tearjerker but also captivating and beautiful book, buy it and just give it a go. 

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1 opmerking:

  1. Thank you so much for the shout out - very happy to hear you enjoyed Piper's first book! :D Mwah!


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