Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review of The Past Lives Series by Christy Sloat

Book Info-
Title- The Many Lives of Avery Snow
Series-The Past Lives Series Book #1
By- Christy Sloat
Published By-Anchor Publishing Group
Publication Date-January 11, 2012


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**

This was the second book by Christy Sloat that I had ever read. It's a horrible romantic dilemma to be in. Read my review here.


Book Info-
Series- The Past Lives Series Book # 1.5
By-Christy Sloat
Publication Date- August 31, 2012
Published By- Anchor Publishing Group


Ianni gave up her angelic existence to save a human soul. Killing the Dark Guides caused her to be banished from Heaven. Now she will be sent to earth to live as a human. But becoming a human is complicated. She must learn their ways and try to let go of her past life as a Spirit Guide. As if that wasn’t hard enough, now she learns there is a new threat to her friends. Will Ianni strive in her new skin or fail miserably?

Follow Ianni’s new path in this novella of The Past Lives Series.

**My Thoughts**

This short story, or novella, tells the story of Ianni and how she fell from Heaven to be human on Earth. We already knew that she fell because of the first book in the series, but we didn't know the whole story. This story fills in the missing pieces for us and gives us greater insight into her character. You feel sorry for her as she stumbles through her transition, yet admire her for her bravery.


Book Info-

Title- The Unraveling of Avery Snow
Series-The Past Lives Series Book # 2
By-Christy Sloat
Publication Date- February 2013
Published By- Anchor Publishing Group

As Avery Snow settles into her life and relationships with those around her, she fights to forget her past lives. All of which she spent with Landon, who still has no recollection of who she really is. It seems better that way. Even though she still feels a draw to his soul, she chooses to ignore it.

For now everything is fine. Her boyfriend, Dallas, has opened a new restaurant. Her friends, Ianni and Kerri, are settling into their lives as well. But when news of a new Dark Guide is revealed, Avery is forced to start thinking about the life she truly leads. One that is very abnormal. One she is desperate to forget. This Dark Guide is determined to make Avery pay for the death of someone she held dear.

Now Avery’s life has gone from seemingly perfect to falling apart. What will be at stake next? Her life? Her love? And who will be there in the end to help her up off the ground?

Even the strongest love can unravel.

Will Avery be able to hold it all together, or will she just let go?

**My Thoughts**

As often happens to me with sequels, I didn't quite like this book as much as the first one in the series. Yet, I was compelled to read it, as I needed to know what happened to the characters. I would also recommend anyone else read it, to finish the series and to find out what happens to Avery, et. al. That being said, I didn't put it down until I was done reading it.

Her heart is still torn in two different directions, though she tries to convince herself otherwise. I found myself still upset with her choice in the romance department. I felt sorry for her as she tries to determine who is going to get hurt, because there is no answer that makes everyone happy. I did find myself changing my opinion on what decisions I thought she should make. There are definite pros and cons to both decisions. You may find yourself contemplating the story even after you have finished it.

There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot. You definitely need to read the series in order, to truly appreciate the story.

In the unlikely event that another story appears in this series, I will be sure to pick it up!

I received a complimentary ecopy of this installment in exchange for my honest review.


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About the Author-

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. She is literally obsessed with reading and tries to fit as many books in as possible. She has a very active imagination and she encourages her daughters to find theirs. Christy hopes to inspire them and others to use their creativity for the use of good. When she is not writing, reading or being Mommy, you might be able to find her at a bookstore scouring the shelves.

Look for her recent titles The Many Lives of Avery Snow, Ianni, The Unraveling of Avery Snow and The Brown House. Links-

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