Author: Stephen H. Provost
Published: February 2017
Published by: Pace Press
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
What if you can bring a loved one back from the dead by just remembering them? That is the power that Minerva suddenly finds herself in possession of when her long dead childhood friend Raven suddenly reappears in her life. Raven was killed and Minerva paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident when she was six years old. Now Raven is back almost 15 years later and tells Minerva she can keep him alive just by remembering him.
But Minerva’s powers aren’t unique. Their are a few people who have this gift and the government knows about it. And there are some that want that power for their own needs.
When I heard about the plot of this book I jumped at the chance to check it out. Minerva is 21 and has lived the last 15 years of her life confined to a wheelchair, due to the negligence of her mother. Right away you feel for Minerva and hate her mother. There is Raven, Minerva’s childhood friend and love interest. But the story is not as simple as a down on her luck girl finally finding her soul mate. A shady government agency is trying to put a stop to Minerva’s powers and send an agent to get close to her and if need be end her life. But this agent has a conscious. Something he did in his past that is somehow connected to Raven and Minerva has been bothering him for years and this might be a chance at redemption. There is also a rogue agent that wants Minerva’s powers for her own nefarious plan.
This was a quick and enjoyable read. Mr. Provost shows a complete understanding of his craft and his writing style is that of much more experienced writer. The dialogue between characters felt very real and natural. If this is the kind of stories we can expect from him in the future sign me up.
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