Title: The Afterwards
Author: N. Heinz
Series: Book 1
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Kingston Publishing Company
Type of Book: Arc, Amazon Kindle temporary freebie
Rated: 5/5 stars
A mysterious beginning with a girl named Ruby who can see ghosts and works in a bookstore was sure to be an interesting read for a couple of hours. And I was right, this book was fascinating and very intense all the way through to the end. My only complaint was how short the book is, just ten chapters!
Ruby Wynn is a twenty year old virgin who can’t drive, works in a bookstore, is a loner, and loves her mom. After waking up one day with the entire world vanished, except for a mysterious man she met at the bookstore just the day before that introduced himself as Markus, she finds out that she’s a draem’ar, and that she is one of a few who was listed in a prophecy given by her late Aunt Agatha.
Cue the evil beings stepping in to try to kill both her and Markus. The two put up a valiant fight, remaining behind a barrier inside a strange home that reminds Ruby so much of her own home, except for certain magical differences, like how the food is prepared.
The battle between the Etherean and the two last humans escalates quickly, bringing the ridiculously short book to a cliffhanger that makes the reader instantly want to go out and buy the next book.
The writing is intense, the characters are very realistic, and the bad guys are fascinating if a bit predictable in the ‘hate humans, must kill’ approach. I really enjoyed this book, and encourage anyone who hasn’t read it to go and do so. It’s well worth it, and a fast read too so it will be easy enough to knock off that TBR pile that’s stacked miles high.
Thanks to Kingston Publishing for the arc, and this review is my own honest opinion. I hope book two is released ASAP, because this was a great read by an amazingly talented author.
Until Next Time,
-Pass Me That Book