Monday, January 12, 2015

Blink Once

West wakes up at the hospital. he cannot really remember how he got there, but he's paralyzed and although he can hear everything that's going on, people seem to think he is unconscious. For the, he is on a coma. The only person who actually assumes that he's awake is the girl from the next room, Olivia. She comes to visit him, tells him what's going on outside and he falls in love with her. Seeing her again is his biggest motivation for waking up again. After an operation has restored his ability to move and communicate, he can't wait to see her again. But there's a mystery to Olivia.

There be spoilers from here on.

It's not hard to see that Olivia's story has a twist to it, I suspected as much right from the beginning. It was still a satisfying turn of events when West and I found out about here. Satisfying and heartbreaking. I wanted them to have a happy ending so much. The supernatural element of the story is not overplayed, which I liked very much. No explanations are given and both West and the reader have to come to their own conclusions about what happened.

It's book whose main protagonist does little else than lie in bed, but it's still a gripping read and I went through it in two days. There's something strange about Olivia and by the time the story reaches its conclusion, it has turned into a very eerie tale without ever resorting to shock effects.

Cylin Busby has a website if you want to know more about her - with awesome bee artwork, which makes me like her instantly.

Reviews 2015

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