Oh wow, where do I start?! I love this author! Eva Pohler has a gift for making the reader emotionally attached to the characters, in a matter of PAGES! I love the fact that she's an English teacher, I can be confident that my brain will never stumble over something in her books. Can't even stress how important that is to me, lol. Now on to the book!
Therese Mills is a 15 year old girl who watches her parents die, right in front of her. If things had happened just a little differently, she would've died too. In a coma for a week, with an amazing gift for lucid dreaming, Therese meets the gods Hypnos and Thanatos. Hip is fascinated by her dreaming skills. After one kiss, she about sweeps Than off of his feet, causing him to make a deal with his father Hades that will change both of their lives forever!
I loved this book! I can't wait to start the next one! If I could do partial stars...this would get more than a 4. Not quite a 5 though, I save that for another amazing book this author has written. She really has a way with writing, from describing Than's first experiences, to the personalities given to Therese's pets, lol! I just love her writing and can't wait to read more. I, like another reviewer friend of mine, just don't understand how this author is not more well known! She is an awesome writer, and hands-down better than many of the more mainstream writers that I've read in my life! I hope this author continues writing for many years to come! I can't wait to see what she will come up with next!
Gabriel and Liz, his ex-girlfriend of 3 years, are sitting in a tavern one Friday night. While having a discussion on the morality of the death penalty. A woman, Kamilah, walks up to their table asking to join their conversation. Gabriel can't take his eyes off of her, he is fascinated by everything about her, including her views on the topic. After that moment, things start to get weird and Gabriel goes on the adventure of his life. Liz feels like she's losing her mind. Will Gabriel open his eyes to the real Kamilah in time? And what do these events have to do with his twin sister's baby?
A little disappointed in the ending, I wanted it to go the other way, kind of. I think you'd have to read it to understand what I mean, I don't want to give away any spoilers. Overall, I really liked the story. I love the back story of the lights. An interesting twist and consequence to a normally controversial topic. This story was definitely unique, haunting... I have never read anything like it, my dreams last night were so creepy! Good and Evil are shown in such a gray light, what one knows to be right or wrong, morality is brought into question. Amazing how this author was able to really make the reader think about how some things, really aren't as black and white as we might think they are.
OH WOW! This book is by far the best book I've read in years! This book was like a really good therapy session for me. The end was just, OMG, I was bawling hysterically. I wish this kind of place was REAL! The weird stuff that happens, it can be confusing, but by the end you will understand why it was necessary. The end, it's just amazing. I can't praise this book enough. I knew Eva was an awesome person before reading this book, and as you may know, I've read several of her books in addition to this one. After reading this book though, I know I have to read everything she writes. Even her lesser known titles. If you haven't picked up a book by this awesome lady yet, you're seriously missing out. Go buy this one ASAP. If you have any kind of family dysfunction at all, you will be able to relate to Daphne, and may find this book as healing as I did.