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Twin Rivers by Jessica L. Buike

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Rhiannon awakes from a two year coma to find the world as she had known it prior to her accident shattered. Her parents are gone, and so is part of her memory. The same nightmare haunts her endlessly, and leads to a road of both discovery and pain as she works hard to uncover what happened so long ago.

Goodreads Summary

This story was short, but enjoyable.  The main character, Rhiannon, has been in a coma for 2 years.  In that short time, her parents have both died and her life as she knew it is gone.  The reader will experience Rhiannon's nightmare with her, it appears very real.  Rhiannon is a strong character, she has her ups and downs; the reader will want to know her better, the book crops her story closed rather quickly.  She meets Mal, befriends him, and quickly becomes "something more" to him.  She eventually remembers that Mal was an integral part of her earlier life; it should not be lost on the reader that Mal means "bad" in Spanish.  The end of the novel is both surprising and somewhat horrifying, but the author plays it out so the reader must make his/her own decision on deciding if what was done was just. 

This book is very short, a reader should be able to finish the novel in less than an hour.  This book is recommended to young adults/adults who enjoy horror stories.

4 Stars