Sunday, May 19, 2013

Review of 'Falling' by Lisa Rigsbee

Book Info-
Title- Falling
By Lisa Rigsbee
Publication Date- March 17th, 2013

After seventeen year-old Sophie’s mom dies in a tragic accident, she is so engulfed with guilt and sadness, she feels like she could literally, simply lie down and die. But a few months later, on the night she and her friends experiment with a Ouija board, things begin to change in unimaginable ways. Sophie begins to hear, and then see, Nick, a boy who has been dead for two years. This story tells of their blossoming friendship, young love, and how, through Nick, Sophie learns to live again. But even in the spirit world, happiness can’t last forever. There is a dark side to this otherworldly friendship. Not all spirits are good. Sophie’s dreams become haunting, scary nightmares. And soon these nightmares become reality, and lead Nick and Sophie into a battle against this evil spirit. They must fight for her life, but even if they can figure out how to fight a ghost, Sophie isn’t sure she wants to. If she dies, she could be with Nick forever.

FALLING grips emotions and keeps the reader turning pages late into the night.

**My thoughts**

I was drawn into the story as soon as Sophie loses her mom in a tragic accident and blames herself. Very quickly it shifts into her meeting Nick, who is a ghost she can only see on reflective surfaces. Very quickly, they develop a relationship with each other, that somehow becomes more and more physical the closer they become emotionally. I was torn between their relationship being romantic and a little creepy, especially as Sophie is being pursued by a real, live corporeal boy.

Enter the evil spirit who begins to haunt Sophie and to threaten her life. What it does to them is pretty scary, kind of like 'Paranormal Activity' and such movies. I was a little surprised to find out the true identity of the evil spirit.

The story ends the way it is supposed to end, but so many different endings are possible. I wanted a little bit more out of the story; it seemed to fly by too fast! I would recommend reading it at night, during a thunderstorm, when you are more likely to hear things bumping and crashing around your own house.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About The Author-
Lisa lives near the beach with her daughter and four dogs. She spends every spare moment at the beach, either reading, or surfing, or just sitting and watching the water. That's also where she does most of her writing, in a notebook, with a pencil. Lisa is a school teacher, and a yoga teacher. She is passionate about dog rescue. As busy as she stays, she is most happy sitting on her sofa, cuddling with her pups.

Twitter- @LisaRigsbee

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