Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Last Regress by Rachael J. Thorne

Title: Last Regress
Author: Rachael J. Thorne
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Release Date: July 15th, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 219
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: From Author
Age Group: Adult

Alyssa Matthews thought she had an explanation for everything. After all, as a slightly sceptical paranormal investigator that was what she was used to doing; researching, observing and explaining.

So when she began writing a paper about a long forgotten case of death by Spontaneous Human Combustion, she assumed it would be a run-of-the-mill piece. Little did she realise that she was about to be plunged into a situation that would not only force her to question her own sanity, but also her scepticism about the nature of the paranormal.

Not to mention the dreams that just wouldn’t go away...

Another overdue review. Honestly, I don't really know what to say about this book. There are a lot of things I cannot do: zombies and ghosts. Mostly because I believe that the former can happen and I believe that the latter exist. Call me paranoid, but that's what I believe.

So, I found myself jumping in a lot of places when it came to reading this book. For one, I refused to read it at night, and two it freaked me out. I'm just glad that the dark parts did not overshadow the entire novel. There was some light in it!

Needless to say, this was different from what I read. It started out slow and I had a bad feeling that I would probably have to end up skimming the rest of the novel, but luckily I give a book at least fifty percent before I do, so I'm just glad this book picked up.

The love story was interesting (a little quick, but I'll give it a break since this wasn't a terribly long story). And I think I liked the supporting characters just a little more. They were the usual, very supporting, best friend type, but it worked for this book.

Surprisingly, I even found myself in tears sometimes. And laughing and mad and just having a general reaction instead of boredom! And that was enough to convince me to give this book a good four-stars. While there were things I wish I could have seen, like more development with Alyssa, I think overall this novel wasn't so bad.

Thorne did a wonderful job with this novel!

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