She Dies at the End

November Snow Book 1

Fiction - Paranormal
426 Pages
Reviewed on 06/19/2016
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Author Biography

In addition to her work as an indie author of paranormal fantasy, A.M. Manay is a former inner-city chemistry teacher, a singer, a yoga enthusiast, a Clerk of Session in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a mother through domestic open adoption. She has a passion for increasing diversity in popular culture and for strong heroines who stand up for themselves, make their own decisions, and don't depend on romance as their reason for being.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

“Our gifts are our curses,” is a statement that can aptly be used to describe the predicament of November Snow, a young woman with extraordinary psychic gifts, whose tragic story is narrated in the first book of the November Snow series, She Dies at the End. In a world where people easily go from the small skirmishes of life to wars of staggering proportions, who wouldn’t love to ally with someone who can see beyond the present? It is in such a world that November evolves, and while she’s not of any interesting background — the daughter of a woman who sleeps in a trailer — she has the one thing that everyone covets. Will she give in to their wishes, or will she fight to impose her own terms? A.M. Manay has created an exciting and beautiful world with all sorts of creatures that readers will love to read and talk about.

I was first drawn to this book because of the title and the synopsis that offered a powerful dilemma. It’s intriguing to read about a character with psychic powers, one who can see the future, and of course, her own death. The question is: Does she know she will die, and what will she do about it? From the very beginning, readers are hooked because the author carefully introduces them to the extraordinary psychic gift of the protagonist with a vision in which “she sees them bury her.” Indeed, from that moment on, and that is from the very first page, the reader already has many questions he or she wants answered and A.M. Manay answers them with skill and great imagination.

I loved the well-grounded and highly convincing characters — even the creatures of myth that seem to walk side by side with humans, like vampires. She Dies at the End features a character that readers will easily sympathize with, but they will love the multilayered conflict and the neat and beautiful prose even more. If you’re a fan of fantasy, then this book is a great adventure.