Monday, February 29, 2016

"Misc. Monday": The History Major by Michael Phillip Cash

Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Short Read. 132 pages.
Price: $1.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Red Feather Publishing. January 4, 2016.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: 📔📔📔📔 📖
Price I Paid:  Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating:  📔📔📔📔 📖

My Thoughts: Everyone and Everything Has A History

      This is not my first novel or novella written by Michael Cash, so I've come to know his style of writing. That being stated the story does start off slow and a bit confusing but it all has a "Major" point. Infusing a life lesson into supernatural situation lends to a Twilight Zone kind of storyline.
      Awakening with the mother of all hangover, Amanda Greene finds herself in her dorm room but not. Everything looks similar but different, her room mate is a stranger and she can't recall much from the night before. All Amanda can remember is that she had a bad fight with her boyfriend, Patrick, and that she drank waaay too much. Amanda finds herself heading to her first class and realizes its History 101, a class she purposeful did not signup for. Feeling stalked by a ominous shadow, she shakes off the sensation and heads to class. There in class she finds no one she knows and yet some seem odd familiar. It's there in the lecture Amanda learns her reality is not what it seems and history is more than a subject but something to learn from.
      Overall, loved it. I'm a history nerd, so anything with history in it I tend to gravitate towards. This novella was crafted like a Twilight Zone episode, confusing then teaching with an ending that is okay but just what the story needed. That said I know people so often hate the subject of history and its saddening since everything has a history, heck two seconds ago is history, so to dislike or disregard its importance in everyone's life has always made me worry for our world's future. So I love how well Mr. Cash intertwined history into helping Amanda recall her own history. So if you are looking for a short supernatural read involving a college girl trying to piece together her existence and figure out where she is before its too late, this book is worth a read.

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