The Book of Dain
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Author: Casse Narome
Genre: YA Paranormal
Dain has lived a total of ninety-nine different lifetimes and in every single one, he has loved the same girl.
Their past is marred by ill-fated romance and almost encounters.
Evil forces have conspired to keep the two of them apart and it seems to have succeeded ...
Tara is gone, and in her place stands Bonnie, the complete opposite of Tara.
Is Dain's shot at love over or has he lived all these lives because he has loved the wrong girl all along?
A hundred chances at love ... and it comes down to only one.
Casse Narome is the alter-ego of a self-proclaimed awesome weirdo who spent her childhood reading and daydreaming. As an adult that is also how she spends her time only now she writes her daydreams down for everyone to read. Casse is never serious, has been accused of wishing her life was a sitcom, laugh track and all, has a bad habit of talking out loud to herself and she is fine with being a little insane.
She spends way too much time online, too much money buying books and laughing at her own jokes. You will find her on Twitter being very random and spewing her opinions. When you see her online, tell her to get back to her writing! Or just engage her in a hilarious random conversation.
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Bonnie folded her arms and glared at me. Akila looked back and forth between us, obvious concern creasing her forehead.
“Do you want me to talk to her?” she whispered, as she stood at my side and kicked at the fallen leaves. She was having as much fun with them as a kid would.
“I don‘t think it would help. She knows the entire situation, and she still doesn‘t see it my way.”
“Have you tried your hardest, or did you flash her that smile of yours and give up when she didn‘t drool over it?”
“Kila, I—I am trying, but there hasn‘t really been time.”
“Dylan, take the time. Even I can see something is wrong, and that you aren‘t happy. Rage just pours from you, and I‘m familiar with that kind of anger—trust me. Let it go, sweetheart, let it go.”
“I can‘t. He took the one person I loved from me,” I declared, through clinched teeth. I hated the one person I couldn‘t make pay. The bastard was protected by being locked inside of me. I would have to find comfort in the fact that I had finally gotten rid of him. Forever.
“She is right there.”
“She will be the first to tell you, she isn‘t.” I walked away, but Akila stopped me with a hand on my shoulder, turning me until I faced her.
“I know you are badass, Superman, but you can‘t take on the world.”
“Not the world.”
She grinned. “Well, just remember you have friends if you need them.”
“You, the ball buster?” I teased. She was more of a brat than a ball buster.
“Yes me! Why won‘t anyone believe me? Is it my looks?” She stomped her foot and totally made my point for me.
“Yeah! You are like a size zero. You will break a bone if the wind blows.”
“Thank you, Akila.”
She nodded and pulled me into a hug. “Anytime.”
I love that this book brings history into the present by having the characters having lived past lives. I especially love Akila being so many beautiful women from history and how Dylan morphs into his regal, arrogant self from the past.
While I have read books that have nefarious agencies messing with kids, this is the first one I have read with this particular premise and it is very well written with continuity and seamlessness in the storyline. But I hated that it ended in the middle of a storyline. So when book 2 is available for review, please keep me in mind because I’m dying to know what happens next. Seriously ending with [spoiler], so not cool. That’s like when you favorite show has “To be continued…” right at the critical plot point.
Still I’m totally vested in these characters now and dying to find out what happens. I’m worried about how things work out for Dain and Tara/Bonnie and also Akila and Marco. I also hope there is more about their historical characters because I love the history angle and facts. That adds a sense of reality to the story which heightens the intensity.
I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds (mostly because of the ending otherwise it would get 5 out of 5).
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