I’ve been slacking on my reading. I know, I know. Shame on me, right? In any case, here are the last 4 books I managed to finish reading in their entirety.
Beginning with Blackbirds (Miriam Black #1) by Chuck Wendig
I’m not sure what to say about this book.
It seems straight-forward in the synopsis: Miriam Black knows when you will die. With a bit of skin to skin contact, she can see the exact moment of your death. She’s given up trying to change fate, and instead becomes a morbid witness to the end. However, she meets a trucker named Louis Darling, and discovers that he will die in 30 days while calling her name. Shifting between past and present events, Miriam’s story unfolds. Morbid, disturbing, and─at times─graphic, “Blackbirds” is the kind of book you don’t read before bed. Unless, of course, you enjoy that sort of thing. Warnings for foul language and graphic depictions of sex and violence. 3 stars.
Nicolas Crystan lives a somewhat ordinary life. He works. He eats. He sleeps. He survives. One day, he has a dream about a car accident. Soon after, he recognizes the signs unfolding in real life, and rushes to prevent the death of the red-haired woman he saw in his premonition. He manages to save her physical body, but not her soul.
Juliet Maystone runs a cafe. After having her life saved by one Nicolas Crystan, she begins to see spirits. Overwhelmed, she joins forces with Nick at his mother’s spirit’s urging to solve a mystery.
Quick read, requires suspension of belief in several parts, and Juliet becomes a somewhat unlikable character by the end. Takes place in the United Kingdom (Ireland? England? I honestly can’t recall if it was ever said, but London tends to be mentioned in casual conversation). 3 stars.