This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Dying Thoughts: Second Sight by Joey Paul is an enthralling YA paranormal story with strong hints of crime. It follows Tara, a young girl who lost her mother at the age of six. She regrets that instead of leaving her with something more valuable, like money, her mother left her a gift. Her gift is the ability to see the last moments of someone by simply touching something that belonged to them. Few people know about her gift, including her ex-pop star father, her best friend, Kaolin, and the police. The police ask her to help in solving murders, but that has other negative effects on her and her studies. When faced with a unique tragic situation, will she be able to use her gift to unravel the truth?
Joey Paul has created a wonderful character in Tara. The story is told from her point of view and in an engrossing first-person narrative voice. I was pulled in by the quirkiness in her voice and her unusual way of interpreting events in her life. Tara is not just gifted, she is intelligent, and readers will enjoy following her thoughts as her inner world unfolds before them. Her gift is, indeed, her curse. At least, that is how it feels when readers get to know her. The author does a wonderful job of character development, exploring them elaborately and allowing relationships between the characters to deepen as the plot moves steadily forward. The dialogues are well-crafted and they raise the entertainment quality of the novel. While Dying Thoughts: Second Sight is the second book in the series, it reads well as a standalone story with impeccable world-building, unforgettable characters, and a storytelling gift that hypnotizes.