Monday, November 12, 2012

'The Many Lives of Avery Snow' by Christy Sloat - Review

The Many Lives of Avery Snow

Book description from Amazon:

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. Now Avery must make choices she never has before. This once lonely girl is now surrounded by Spirit Guides, psychics, Demonic Angels and two men fighting for her love. Do you believe in reincarnation and a love that can last lifetimes?

**My thoughts**

I had heard many good things about this novel before author Christy Sloat approached me about reviewing it. I see why so many people like it. It is a horrible dilemma to be in. You're in love with one person, but supposedly are destined to be with another. Life after life, you come back to each other, only to be ripped apart again. This time around, though, there is a twist in the plot that makes the decision even more difficult. See, in a way, Avery is destined to be with both of these men. You find yourself changing your mind throughout the book as to which one really is the right one for her. You may question her choices along the way and certainly how the story ends.

Avery is 26 years old, which is older than your typical young adult heroine. She does, however, have somewhat of a naivety about her that makes her sound younger than her years and is quick to dive into relationships. I think this helps the story to fit in perfectly to this genre. Teens and adults will both enjoy this love story.

If I am not mistaken, this is Sloat's first novel. I read and reviewed her second one, The Brown House, a few months ago. (Click here to read that review.) I see some growth from this one to that one and think that this is an author to watch. I also believe that there are sequels for both of these books that are due out sometime in the next months. I look forward to reading more from her!



Christy Sloat is a Southern California native who now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She believes that reading is a passion and it should be embraced. If she is not reading or writing she is cooking or spending quality time with her children. She believes in past lives and love that can last lifetimes. She is huge Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling fan. Some of her favorite vacation spots are Maine, Massachusetts and California.

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Disclosure: I received a PDF from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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