Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Minerva Rus can raise the dead. And it might get her killed.
Minerva’s life has never been the same since the childhood car accident that paralyzed her and killed her best friend, Raven. But when the long-dead Raven reappears in her life, now as a very attractive grown man, she discovers that her photographic memory has the power to bring the dead back to life … heal her paralysis … and shape reality itself.
Pursued by a rogue government agent who wants to eliminate her and her talents, Minerva must learn to control her powers to save herself and Raven. Because if she dies, he dies as well―again.
Stephen Provost’s story Memorality is an interesting adventure of life, death, and the possibility of bring back those you love.
At first, the opening chapter did not make sense to me, but when I moved on to the next few chapters and the further in I got, I realized how the first chapter was an integral part of the story. The plot seemingly follows a young woman named Minerva and the struggles she has in life after a car accident which took away the one person who loved her. But after finishing the story and reflecting, I think the main character may have been “Carson,” who had been there from the beginning.
The story takes a lot of twists and turns which was unexpected, and I love. I like not having a clue as to what is about to happen. What I walked away with after reading this is that we are all connected. in life and in death. We never stop loving people after they have left this earth and that our story with them can intertwine thru the ages. I enjoyed the section about the “Between” and that the person creates their space there. I enjoyed following a young man named Raven to his “Between” which had elements of Hansel and Gretel. That was fun to see unfold.
I feel that if you like the show “Stranger Things” you are going to like this. It’s not as dark, but there are some elements that are familiar. I think this book an excellent read for anyone who enjoys mystery and paranormal. This is not a “chick” book so your son or any male in your life will like this read too.
An editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, he has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book "Fresno Growing Up," a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Craven Street Books, and his next non-fiction work, scheduled for release in June of 2017, will examine the history of U.S. Highway 99 in California.
In addition, the author has published several books as Stifyn Emrys, beginning in 2012 with "The Gospel of the Phoenix" and also including the nonfiction works "The Way of the Phoenix" and "Undefeated." He also has published three works of fiction: "Feathercap" (children's); "Identity Break," (young adult science fiction/adventure) and an accompanying novella, "Artifice."
The author served as editor of four young adult novels: the "Mad World" series by Samaire Provost - "EPIDEMIC," "SANCTUARY" and "DESPERATION" - and the award-winning "Lorehnin: A Novel of the Otherworld," Volume 6 in the Otherworld series by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. He has worked in journalism as a news editor, sports editor and reporter for four daily newspapers in California, and is currently managing editor for an award-winning weekly, The Cambrian. He has worked as an educator and has been featured at occasional speaking engagements.
He lives on the California coast with his wife, stepson, cats (Tyrion Fluffybutt and Allie Twinkletail) and dogs.
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