March 7, 2012

Review: The Many Lives of Avery Snow by Christy Sloat

Title: The Many Lives of Avery Snow

Author: Christy Sloat

Publisher: Mystic Press

Source: ebook from author

Avery Snow led a boring, no thrills life. After her father left the family when she was young, Avery’s mother died when she was only twelve, leaving her all alone except for her Aunt Paulina. Now, at twenty-six, Avery is very used to being lonely.
She enjoys her job at Sunrise Estates, it’s the one place where she doesn’t feel left out. Her boss, Kerri, is her best friend and Lucy O’Shea, a resident at the home, is a good friend to her as well. The night Lucy dies in Avery’s arms she delivers a haunting message to Avery. She tells her that there is a man looking for her from a past life. And he will stop at nothing to have her.
Now Avery is unable sleep for more than a few hours, her dreams are keeping her awake. She is too terrified to sleep for the dreams are too vivid and too real. The only catch? She cannot remember what they are about. Until her Spirit Guide, Ianni, comes to help. Ianni shows Avery her past lives and tells her about the man who is stalking her soul. Now Avery remembers every life she has ever lived and she remembers the man she shared them with. He will not give up until she falls in love with him. The problem is Avery is in love with someone else. Ianni must help keep Avery from making the wrong choice. One her soul doesn’t want. She also must keep her safe from the Dark Guides who are after Avery.
My take...
Avery can't sleep anymore and its wrecking havocs on her life, well if you can call it that. She is lonely and can only daydream of the local bartender, Dallas, falling in love with her. Yeah, as if that would ever happen. All he ever does is ask about her sexy friend Kerri. Then one day she meets Landon and Dallas also starts to show interest; things could be looking up for her after all. But when she is visited by her spirit guide she learns that Landon is not what he seems. Now Avery must decide who she should be with and if soul mates truly exist.
Gosh, isn’t it just awful to have two guys vying for a girl’s attention? Well, it’s really not as easy as that seems. I was back and forth the entire book on who Avery should be with. One moment I just knew she should definitely be with Dallas, only to second guess my decision and think Landon would be a good choice.
This book had a really interesting storyline. I loved the idea of past lives and people having a choice to be reincarnated when they go to Heaven. And the fact that Landon could remember each of his lives from the moment he is a little child was fascinating.
I did have a little trouble with some of the conversations between characters…like it wasn’t natural, forced almost. And I did notice quite a few typos.
But none the less, Sloat’s debut novel is an enjoyable read that will take you on a journey through past lives and into an uncertain future.

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