Two Star Review: Fade to Black (Awake in the Dark Book 1) by Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus
Kindle Unlimited Copy
Publisher: Sharmy Press
Released: October 19, 2014
Genre: Coming of Age, Paranormal
Length: 212 pages
A 27 year old slacker has seizures during which he may or may not be astral projecting.
What he learns might have the power to change the world. One second JEFF GROBNAGGER is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he's in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death. So that sucks. This happens over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat. What for? Why would anyone want to kill him repeatedly? Is it just a recurring seizure dream? When a sniper's bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes two things: he's in serious danger, and there's no way he's getting his security deposit back. Who is the hooded man? And who tried to kill Grobnagger in real life? His quest for answers leads to a missing girl, cults obsessed with astral projection, an arcane puzzle sphere, an evil book, a private detective named Louise and a mustached man named Glenn that makes the most delicious food he's ever tasted. No one he meets is who they seem, and every answer leads to more questions, more seizures and more horrific deaths that may or may not be transpiring on some mysterious plane beyond the physical world.
Review by Stormi
This book was unique. At times it had me and at others times it was a bit slow. The only real fault I found in the book is bad transition. One paragraph they are eating breakfast and the next they are driving down the road. There is no page break or anything. It does not happen every time, but enough to notice.
As for the story, it follows a guy suffering from seizures, which lead to weird reoccurring dreams, and another man who has a missing daughter. Together they try to figure out the why and what behind these "seizures" and the where of the daughter.
I did feel personally connected and can relate to the main character Jeff, mainly because he has a need to be alone and feels somewhat unable to connect with others.
Overall, it was an okay read, but I just couldn't get into it. This is not a book id normally choose, so this may be the factor as to why I didn't enjoy it much.