Friday, January 1, 2016

Twice Upon A Time

Book Review

Title: Twice Upon A Time
Author: Hope Irving
Date Published: October 31st, 2015
Page Count: 365
Genre: Paranormal
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Once upon a time, there was the wandering soul of Morgann, an 8th century Irish calligrapher-monk longing to be reunited with his soul mate. Deirdre was his forbidden love, a witch with whom he wrote a coveted book.

Under her spell, the souls of the star-crossed lovers travel from bodies to bodies until they find each other. Eventually.
That became his quest: unearth her new body and trigger her memory, for she is clueless about whom she once was. Unfortunately their story didn't get a chance to become a fairy tale yet it still turned out as a famous urban legend referred as The Black Angel Book. 

Twice upon a time, not so long ago, there was me, rational and devastated Rose. I needed to get a grip, said my French mum after my year of numbness due to a painful break-up that led me to cut my wrist daily, to feel something, anything.

So she sent me off to the free-spirited village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, to spend the summer with my American relatives. And just like that, I wasn’t myself any longer. Because someone pulled me out of the darkness and bewitched me, somehow.

I couldn’t wait to jump his bones… but why was he holding back?
He couldn’t wait to welcome me into his world… but was I ready to question my convictions and acknowledge that my self-inflicted cuts were now healing in record time?

How could I have imagined he was longing for his own unorthodox fairytale to come true? Frantically.

My Thoughts:

I was sent an Ecopy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Rose is staying in Provincetown, MA with her American family leaving France behind to try and get over a terrible breakup. A breakup that has led her to harming herself just to be sure that she can still feel even if that feeling is pain. While on P-Town Rose enlists in Calligraphy classes it is there where she falls for one of her teachers. Morgann's soul has been jumping from body to body since Deidre was killed and she cast a spell where their souls will travel until they find each other and Morgann thinks he has finally found Deidre; there is only one catch the spell Deidre left her clueless to who she really is and he must find a way to trigger her memory.

I really enjoyed this story! I felt myself clicking with all the quickly characters especially the man carrying Morgann's soul, as I read through the book I just wanted to read more and more of him. Rose goes through some great character development and I love to see how she went from being hurt to really enjoying her vacation. The novel did seem a little too slow in the beginning because the first half of the book is mostly getting to know both main characters, but once I got to the middle I couldn't put it down, I just kept wanting more and more! Hope hit me with several twist I was not expecting and I can’t wait to see where the story goes after some major decisions were made. Overall I was able to get past the slow start and really did enjoy this book and one other thing I need more of Virgil please, you'll know who he is when you read the book. 


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