Dying Thoughts - Second Sight

Young Adult - Paranormal
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/02/2021
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Author Biography

Joey is 39, disabled, a multi-award-winning indie author and a graduate with a BA (Hons) in Health & Social Care. She loves to write and is at the moment working on her next two books, as well as preparing her next two books for publication. She started writing when she was medically retired from her job at the age of 19. Her first book was released in 2005 and after a brief time away, her second one was released in 2011. In addition to writing books, she also enjoys reading them and can often be found resting in bed with a good book, with a cat or two on her lap.

    Book Review

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.