Good morning, lilies! Welcome to my review for Memortality, by Stephen H. Provost! =D I have received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and this is it! THANK YOU SO MUCH, PEEPS! And, as always, a big and huge shout out to Giselle, because she’s the best ❤
Minerva Rus can raise the dead. And it might get her killed.
Minerva’s life has never been the same since the childhood car accident that paralyzed her and killed her best friend, Raven. But when the long-dead Raven reappears in her life, now as a very attractive grown man, she discovers that her photographic memory has the power to bring the dead back to life – heal her paralysis – and shape reality itself.
Pursued by a rogue government agent who wants to eliminate her and her talents, Minerva must learn to control her powers to save herself and Raven. Because if she dies, he dies as well… again.
Me after finishing this book:
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader =)
Memortality was mind-blowing. There is no other way to explain what it does to the readers. I loved the story and the originality of the concept – the third person narrative also was refreshing as I seem to be stumbling upon too many first person reads those days. I just wished I could have felt the spark better – I’ve been on a funk with books lately, I don’t know what to do anymore to enjoy myself… Anyway, four stars because this panda is sucking right now.
The narrative is third person with switching points of view and it goes back and forth in time. The author is very clear on the time passages and always points the year of the happenings on the title, which is highly helpful. I also enjoyed Provost’s writing style, as he was very objective without losing that special touch of a good story =)
The plot was as surprising as you expect it will be after that blurb and I found myself intrigued from page one to 260. The only downside on this book was my personal funk, BECAUSE I WANTED TO HAVE FELT SO MUCH MORE!!! Ugh, the stress. And I know I am the problem and not the book – I felt like I was seeing a great movie in my mind, but I couldn’t bring myself to act my part along the characters. And trust me, they are great: real, intense and oh-so-human! I’m a failure.
I fell in love with this cover in the moment I saw it. The strong title, the expressive eye, the one liner, the green and blue lights effect all over the place… I loved everything. The impact present on this cover is priceless ❤
Overall, if you like Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi, you should give Memortality a try =)
Thank you so much for reading this review! Also, thanks so much to Xpresso Book Tours for my review copy =D Bellow, you’ll find more info on the book and the author, plus a giveaway!
by Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Memortality is available in ebook and paperback formats!
Stephen H. Provost is an author of paranormal adventures and historical non-fiction. “Memortality,” his debut title on Linden Publishing’s new fiction imprint, Pace Press, is due out in February 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
An editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, he has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book “Fresno Growing Up,” a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Craven Street Books, and his next non-fiction work, scheduled for release in June of 2017, will examine the history of U.S. Highway 99 in California.
In addition, the author has published several books as Stifyn Emrys, beginning in 2012 with “The Gospel of the Phoenix” and also including the nonfiction works “The Way of the Phoenix” and “Undefeated.” He also has published three works of fiction: “Feathercap” (children’s); “Identity Break,” (young adult science fiction/adventure) and an accompanying novella, “Artifice.”
The author served as editor of four young adult novels: the “Mad World” series by Samaire Provost – “EPIDEMIC,” “SANCTUARY” and “DESPERATION” – and the award-winning “Lorehnin: A Novel of the Otherworld,” Volume 6 in the Otherworld series by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. He has worked in journalism as a news editor, sports editor and reporter for four daily newspapers in California, and is currently managing editor for an award-winning weekly, The Cambrian. He has worked as an educator and has been featured at occasional speaking engagements.
He lives on the California coast with his wife, stepson, cats (Tyrion Fluffybutt and Allie Twinkletail) and dogs.
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