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Blink Once by Cylin Busby
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Aug 15, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 15 to 18, 2012

4.5 stars

This was fantastic! It was exactly what I expected it to be, and then some, throwing in a huge twist near the end that I just ate up—it was too cool and explained away all the questions I had concerning Olivia’s interesting appearances. To be honest, until the twist was revealed (which I never saw coming), I kept wondering why Busby decided to make Olivia’s appearances a bit clipped, unfinished, even, but once the secret was out, I just about died in my chair. It’s a fabulous twist and I absolutely loved it, especially as I was able to begin piecing things together that had irked me throughout the novel and left me wondering…

West is a great character, as is Olivia. I loved their interactions, especially as West has to learn to communicate through blinking and it seems that Olivia is the only one who can truly figure him out. I’ll admit, I was very angry at West’s parents, girlfriend, and even his best friend as the story unfolded—how they could treat West the way they did while he was in the hospital was really jarring, but again… there’s a twist people, and it’s sooooooooooo good…

Watching West slowly begin to recover was extremely life-like and I felt like I was a fly on the wall, seeing it all first hand. I can’t imagine waking up in the hospital only to find that weeks have passed and I’m paralyzed, unable to speak or communicate, yet West remains strong, stronger than I ever would, and as he recovers his revelations and choices about how to handle them are astounding. I truly enjoyed this novel, though on occasion parts of it did seem a bit long winded, but that aside, it was phenomenal and I highly recommend it!

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Crystal (Kris) I loved this book as well. Glad to see that you enjoyed it! :)

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