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The Next Thing I Knew by John Corwin
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Nov 28, 2011

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bookshelves: free-read-for-review, fantasy, sci-fi, young-adult
Recommended to Nicole by: r2r
Recommended for: Older teens and young adults
Read from November 27 to 28, 2011

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What an odd funny little book.

I am really glad I finished it, I came very close a couple of times to putting it down. The only reason I probably didn’t is my OCD and my inability to let things go. But I really am glad I finished it!
Lucy is a typical teenager except she is dead, right off the bat John Corwin kills most of his characters. They. Are. All. Dead. LOL! So the book is about their afterlife and discovering what killed them. Can’t say I ever read another story like this before. I don’t read science fiction and thought through the first half of the book that this story was not for me, but somehow Corwin sucks you in with his characters eccentricities.

I liked how well he blended modern dialog and terminology into the story without sounding like an old guy trying to sound hip. That being said I do think Mr. Corwin needs a little more insight as to how a teenage girls mind works if he is going to write from their perspective. I would suggest to the author to attend a Justin Bieber concert followed by a midnight showing of breaking dawn and why don’t you just round out the night with some all night “boy talk” ;-)

Overall it was a fun read! Thank you to the brave John Corwin for offering his work up for review and to the Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! Group on goodreads!
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John Corwin
“Harb was a ticking time bomb. It was like watching a preacher with Tourette syndrome. You knew the "Shit! Balls!" was coming at some point during the sermon, probably while he was slapping you on the forehead during a faith healing.”
John Corwin, The Next Thing I Knew

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Judith Post You give awesome reviews!

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