Monday 5 August 2013

Between by Clarissa Johal

Title: Between 
Author: Clarissa Johal
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Date of Publication: December 13, 2012
Number of Pages: 300
Cover Artist: David Efaw

Book Description: How far would you go to redeem yourself?

As a young girl, Lucinda was able to see spirits, a gift that didn't come without its problems. Now, a dedicated young veterinarian, she is committed to the idea that every life can be saved.

After a devastating accident, Lucinda tries to escape her past by moving to a small town. There, she meets a newcomer and feels an immediate connection with him. But there is another mysterious stranger to the small town, one that stirs within her a mixture of unease and desire.
As Lucinda is drawn into a bitter tug-a-war from the forces around her, she is likewise pulled into a dangerous twist of past and present events. Forced to make difficult choices, she finds that the two men are locked in not only a battle for her life...but a battle for their salvation.

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4 of 5 stars
As a young girl, Lucinda was able to see spirits, a gift that didn’t come without its problems. 

I love a good ghost story, and this one did not disappoint. Though, in Between there is so much more going on than just ghosts. Really it was a story of learning to trust yourself as well as good versus evil.

I absolutely love the author's colorful descriptions. I've heard the saying painting a picture with words, and that is exactly what the author does here. Each sentence is vivid and alive. The settings were lavishly drawn, and the author was able to take the characters out of her imagination and bring them to life. I really liked Lucinda. She was a great lead, though she was not perfect; she made mistakes, like any normal person would. 

The other thing I really enjoyed about this story is that I had no idea which way it was headed. I hate being able to predict a book's ending halfway through, and with Between I was left guessing. Though I enjoyed how the story ended, I felt it was a bit abrupt. I would have loved a little bit more there to close things up. Overall a great story and one I would recommend.  

About the Author: Clarissa Johal has worked as a veterinary assistant, zoo-keeper aide and vegetarian chef. Writing has always been her passion. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing or taking photographs of gargoyles. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters and every stray animal that darkens the doorstep. One day, she expects that a wayward troll will wander into her yard, but that hasn’t happened yet.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to review my book! Have a great week :)

  2. I loved those things about this book too. Great review!