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Someplace Else...is there Love After Death? by Donna Montalbano
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it was amazing

A Sweet Escape

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** I was provided a copy of Someplace Else by the author for an honest review **

Have you ever thought there was more to this world than what is perceived? This paranormal tale beautifully describes a realm that is unseen to the living. A realm that is inhabited by lost souls seeking their final destination and frequently visited by curious - but unique - members of the living that can spiritually transport themselves outside of their physical bodies into "Someplace Else."

Between the pages a story is told through the eyes of two main characters.

The first, Lejeune. A sixteen year old semi-rebellious teen that considers herself a floater; not popular, not unpopular, just someone that can adapt and fit in anywhere she goes. Many may consider her weird with her bold makeup and questionable choice of clothing, but underneath it all she longs for stability.

Then there's Joe; a rebel in his own way who couldn't fully appreciate his privileged lifestyle because he was too busy trying to impress his ungrateful and judgmental friends.

The two cross paths when Lejeune literally has an out of body experience - spiritually stepping outside of her physical body - into a hidden realm. That's when their story begins.

Montalbano did an excellent job at describing not only the scenery of the world she created, but the emotions of each character. Bringing out so many raw emotions that kept me furiously turning the pages. I was so engulfed in Lejeune's and Joe's story, feeling each of their emotions as though I were experiencing them myself. That is truly a craft only a talented writer can evoke.

The story mixed reality and fantasy so wonderfully while keeping a certain believability to the plot. Although at times, I felt it was hard to keep up with the constant switching between POV's; the depth it added to the characters made it worth while.

I would recommend this story to everyone. It was beautifully written and creatively executed. Someplace Else is definitely a must read for all lovers of the paranormal looking for their next great read.
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Reading Progress

October 6, 2015 – Started Reading
October 6, 2015 – Shelved
October 6, 2015 –
80.0% "Oh Lejeune"
October 8, 2015 – Finished Reading

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