Friday, September 14, 2018

Paralucidity by Stephen H. Provost - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Paralucidity
Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: July 15th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance
Somebody wanted Minerva Rus dead. They succeeded. But Minerva isn’t letting a little thing like death stop her.
After the dangerous adventure that killed her in Memortality, Minerva Rus has reconciled herself to being dead. She and her also-dead boyfriend Raven share an amazing gift that allows them to bring the dead back to life―including each other. Now that Jules, their most dangerous enemy, has been banished from reality and trapped inside her own mind, Minerva and Raven plan on enjoying the eternity of their unnatural lives.
But immortality isn’t safe. Minerva and Raven’s life-giving powers mysteriously fade, forcing them to take refuge in The Between, a shadowy realm of memories that lies between life and death. What’s more, their old adversary Jules is on the loose, partnered with a resurrected Nazi scientist planning a monstrous experiment that will change the destiny of the human race. And now it’s up to a 21-year-old dead girl to save the world―again.

My Review
Paralucidity is the sequel to Memortality, and I can definitely say, without a doubt, you absolutely must read book one before tackling this one. Otherwise, you may be lost/confused and not enjoy it as much. And, trust me, these books are AWESOME!

Paralucidity brings back all the characters from book one, only now they're dealing with the aftermath of everything from Memortality. Now, I don't want to spoil anything for readers who haven't had the chance to check out the first book, so I'll try and keep my review slightly vague and spoiler-free.

I still really liked Minerva and Raven. Those two are lovely characters, and you can't help but feel connected to them. Raven's a bit of a fusspot sometimes, and Minerva isn't one to hold back now, so the pair of them work really well together. 
I'm also thrilled that Carson seemed to have some serious development and...well, no spoilers here.

Another thing I liked was the little nod to Robin Hood. That was a fun scene to read, and I enjoyed the characters who popped up, and the story behind them. 

The plot is still super original, with a ridiculously awful bad guy you'll love hating on and rooting against. Like, seriously, one of the worst characters I've read in a long time. 

It's an intense, action-packed, intriguing novel, and I absolutely loved it. Mr. Provost is a very talented writer, and I've become quite fond of everything I've read by him so far. Seriously, grab a copy of any of his books and you'll see why.

If you haven't had the chance to read Memortality or Paralucidity, well, what are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon and discover a unique, fun, exciting series that will have you on the edge of your seat. Seriously. I highly recommend these books!

4.5 stars from me!
 
Author Bio:
Stephen H. Provost is a veteran editor, reporter and columnists with more than 30 years of experience at daily newspapers in California. He’s currently the managing editor of The Cambrian on the Central Coast, as well as a columnist and assistant city editor for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo.

As an author, he has written historical nonfiction (“Fresno Growing Up” and “Highway 99: The History of California’s Main Street”), novels (“Memortality” and “Identity Break”), while also exploring the realms of mythology, fable and ancient history.


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