Paramnesia: The Deadish Chronicles by Brian Wilkinson
Published April 3rd 2018 by Blue Moon Publishers
~Rating: 4/5 stars~
Nora Edwards finally had everything she wanted out of life, including the boy of her dreams, Andrew, until one night that dream turned into a nightmare. On their way home from prom, Nora and Andrew are attacked by a supernatural creature called the Revenant that sucks the souls out of the living in order to feed itself. Nora manages to escape from the creature, but tragically, Andrew is not as fortunate.
Although Nora suffered loss that night, she gained something, as well: the ability to see the dead. Whether the skill is a gift or a curse is yet to be determined, as those around her assume Nora has developed “paramnesia,” a disorder where one confuses dreams with reality. She’s also attracted the attention of the Revenant’s masters, who need to preserve the secret of their supernatural existence. Nora, along with Andrew and her living and dead allies in the Deadish Society, quickly finds herself in a battle for the souls of her city—and her mind.
*a copy was provided by NetGalley*
The description drew me in immediately. The premise made it sound like an interesting read, and the book definitely held up to that. I found that the story very engaging and I couldn’t put it down! I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this one. A fun quick read!
Nora is a girl who loves her family, her friends, and her boyfriend. She has a pretty great life, until prom night, when her boyfriend is killed by a soul-sucking demon called the Revenant. Unfortunate. Even more unfortunate for Nora, she was with him when it happened, and now the Revenant is after her. Touched by the Revenant’s evil, Nora is given the ability to see spirits who have not passed on. To her and everyone around her, she seems crazy, and is sent to a psychiatrist to figure out what is wrong. But after meeting an orderly, Charlie, who also has the gift, Nora realizes that she is not crazy and that other things, worse than lonely ghosts are after her. To save herself, Nora must find her strength and rely on her new friends, or her soul will become part of the Revenant’s evil forever.
It’s well-written and has very interesting characters, I loved author’s writing style; unique and a little quirky. Nora’s story is quite tragic but at the same time it is also full of hope. Although, she loses her boyfriend, whom she loves immensely, however she also gains the ability to see, as well as, talk to the dead. And the dead never rests, unfortunately. At first she thinks she is going crazy. With little help she soon realizes that things are exactly as they seem to be and there is nothing wrong with her brain.
Overall this book was amazing!! If you like YA Paranormal, and are looking for fun, easy read, you will probably enjoy this book. I highly recommend it!