Disclaimer: I was given this book to read and review by the author through the Literary Junkies Book Club but I am not receiving any compensation for this post. Opinions are all my own.
Happy Thursday everyone! One day until the weekend and I get to go see Harry Connick Jr. in concert. I'm super excited and know it will be amazing having seen him before. I'll tell you guys all about it next week! Anyway, today I have a book review for you. Something that has become a novelty of late since my time to read is pretty scarce. Anyway, this is a good one and I got through it really fast. First, you will find a short review from me followed by the synopsis from Goodreads. They can explain the plot without giving away anything much easier than I can and it will definitely make more sense.
Nora M. Garcia is one of the few authors I can say introduced me to something new. Her storytelling style was something I have never experienced before. Like other novels I've read, you are immediately thrown into a master plot but you're not sure exactly what is going on yet. What's so different about her style is the way everything is explained. Several lifetimes are told throughout the novel allowing you to explore different cultures during different periods during the history of the world. It finally ends in the future with the master plan you were initially brought into at it's full capacity and the two main characters race against time to save the human race.
There's romance, suspense, mystery, science fiction, history and so much more involved in this story with many twists and turns. You won't be bored and you'll find it hard to put it down once you've begun to read it. The only complaint I have for Garcia is that I wish she would have expanded more at the end. It was so quick and over before you could really grasp what happened. Overall, it was a great novel worth recommendation.
Here is the summary from Amazon:
Jean Crystal is held captive on a laboratory table by a motion sensitive laser directed toward her central nervous system. Unaware of her invisible prison, upon awakening from a narcotic sleep induced by Dr. Natas, she attempts to move and finds herself wracked with a mind numbing pain. By astrally projecting herself she is able to overcome the pain and investigate her circumstances. George Martinez, her husband, has already been assassinated and while awaiting her own demise, George pays Jean a visit in the lab, assuring her of their eternal vow to each other. Dr. Natas has developed a school run by robots and computers and Jean and George have discovered the use of a protein computer chip fed to the children at his school. After Jean is assassinated their spirits reunite to plan their return. They agree upon a place, a time and a signal by which they can find and identify each other in their next lifetime. They plan to meet on the first Monday of October, 2024 outside the UCLA Computer Science building. She’ll find him sitting under a tree with a guitar strumming and singing “Imagine”. The reunion takes place 20 years later, but not without a hitch.