Friday, 26 July 2013

Dying To Forget (The Station #1) by Trish Marie Dawson

Dying To Forget (The Station, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
"...With trembling fingers, I reach up and touch the hard and chiseled contours of his chest while Ryan's large and strong hands roam over my entire body, feeling and squeezing everything. I've never been touched like this before and my insides are starting to freak out.

"I want you, Piper," he murmurs into my neck.

My mouth drops open in surprise and even though my brain seems to be telling me to jump and run out of the room, I’m unable to move, stuck firmly to the same place on the mattress. With my nerves on high alert, I glance at the door repeatedly, sure that someone will come bursting through it at any second but the steady thumping of the music downstairs reminds me that no one can hear what is happening in this room. No one cares that Ryan Burke took me, of all people, into a bedroom. That realization hits me suddenly. Oh. My. God. What am I doing here?"

Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain.

Does Piper have what it takes to save a life - to be the nagging voice inside someone else’s head - or will she fail and end up lost and tormented in limbo...forever?

Dying To Forget by Trish Marie Dawson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Dying To Forget (The Station, #1)(Source: downloaded for free from
18-year-old Piper has had a difficult time of it recently – so bad that she commits suicide.
When she wakes up dead she doesn’t get quite what she was expecting though – no heaven or hell, instead she’s at some kind of station, and by committing suicide she’s volunteered herself for a new job – stopping other people from committing suicide.
Piper’s first job isn’t what she expects either, especially not when she realises that the person whose head she’s inside of is a boy!
Can Piper help Sloan to stop him committing suicide? Can she really do this at all? And what is the alternative?

This was an interesting paranormal read, but left us with a cliff-hanger at the end.

Piper was an okay character, although I was surprised that she was so up—tempo about stopping people committing suicide when it was just what she had just done herself. I’m not sure how one depressed suicidal person is really supposed to stop someone else from doing the same thing – I mean if you don’t value your own life are you really going to value the life of someone you don’t know, who is also depressed and suicidal?
Anyway, I suppose this was a nice idea, although by the sounds of things it didn’t seem to be working all that well!

Anyway, everybody in this book had a pretty hellish history, which obviously brought them to the place where they were at, and some of them really were bad – I mean multiple awful events in their lives, which was pretty depressing I guess, so I don’t suppose you could blame them for being suicidal. I’m just not sure that having a depressed person look at your life is the best help – what’s to stop them from saying ‘I agree. Your life is sh*t. Best off yourself now before it gets any worse!’
Otherwise the storyline was okay, although it did seem a little bit easy at times for Piper to get people to change their lives, which didn’t seem all that realistic. It was also a bit odd that she got given a boy for her first assignment.

While there was a happy end in some respects in this book, there was also a major cliff-hanger! I now feel like I need to read the next one to find out what happens, which is a bit annoying really.
Overall; an okay paranormal story, but watch out for that cliff-hanger!
6.5 out of 10.

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