Girls*Heart* Books: The Many Lives of Avery Snow by Christy Sloat: Review

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Many Lives of Avery Snow by Christy Sloat: Review

Avery Snow led a boring, no thrills life. After her father left the family when she was young, Avery’s mother died when she was only twelve, leaving her all alone except for her Aunt Paulina. Now, at twenty-six, Avery is very used to being lonely.

She enjoys her job at Sunrise Estates, it’s the one place where she doesn’t feel left out. Her boss, Kerri, is her best friend and Lucy O’Shea, a resident at the home, is a good friend to her as well. The night Lucy dies in Avery’s arms she delivers a haunting message to Avery. She tells her that there is a man looking for her from a past life. And he will stop at nothing to have her.

Now Avery is unable sleep for more than a few hours, her dreams are keeping her awake. She is too terrified to sleep for the dreams are too vivid and too real. The only catch? She cannot remember what they are about. Until her Spirit Guide, Ianni, comes to help. Ianni shows Avery her past lives and tells her about the man who is stalking her soul. Now Avery remembers every life she has ever lived and she remembers the man she shared them with. He will not give up until she falls in love with him. The problem is Avery is in love with someone else. Ianni must help keep Avery from making the wrong choice. One her soul doesn’t want. She also must keep her safe from the Dark Guides who are after Avery. (Goodreads)

The Many Lives of Avery Snow by Christy Sloat is the first book in The Past Lives Trilogy.  When Christy Sloat asked me to read and review the book, I was very excited and (of course) I agreed right away. I got even more excited when I read the synopsis. True love enduring through multiple lifetimes, that's fantastic; right? 

Let me start off by saying that I really love the idea behind the book. Love that can last through lifetimes and finds its counterpart again and again is very romantic, in my opinion. However, I found the narrative to be scattered and somewhat hard to follow.  The characters felt unfinished to me; they didn't have the depth to help bring their emotions to the forefront in the story. 

All in all, I think this book just wasn't for me & I'm honestly sad to say that because I was really excited to read it. 

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  1. I loved your honest review! I also think the cover of this book is beautiful. The premise behind the book sounds very interesting.


  2. Jess, thank you very much for saying so. I have to say I felt like a jerk writing it, but I wanted to be truthful..
    The premise does sound great, doesn't it?? I was really looking forward to reading it. Thank you as always for your support!!


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