If remembering could bring about the end of everything, would you still try?
Karrin wakes up on the side of the road with selective memory loss, she knows her name and age but nothing more about herself. She walks the highway back to a town to find all but a few people have disappeared and that there are strange but beautiful beings hunting them down. It seems to her that some great apocalyptic event happened but she just doesn't remember it.
Karrin however is in more danger than she realizes as someone in her new group of friends is more deadly to her than those hunting them down. When she finds one of them, a young man roughly her own age named Gabe injured, she goes against all she's been told and helps him. Gabe in return wants to help her, help her to remember. Karrin's memories, however, could put her in even more danger and bring an end to everything she now holds dear.
The Morning Afterlife takes you into a 'what if' reality. I felt I knew where the book was going pretty much after the first chapter but it had me in such a grip, I was excited to keep reading. Even if you think you know everything about what happens to a person during life, after life, or before, this book still puts the questions there and gives the reader something to ponder.
Sonnet shows her great talent in just a short period of time in this short novella. I was very impressed how she was able to hold my attention and put me into the story the way she did. I seemed to be able to feel everything Karrin was experiencing and so very intrigued about the world she had discovered as she walked from the trees into the city. What if there was a place or a reality like this, would there still be good and evil? Would there really be beings out there trying to help you or to harm you? To encourage you or to discourage you? To show you the light or to show you the darkness?
This book totally fascinated me and I was wanting more by the time I reached the ending. I felt like I read it in the blink of an eye. It may be a short story, but it packs a powerful punch in a small amount of time and it puts your brain, imagination, and even your spirituality, and the world as you know it, to the test. And makes you think, "do I really know everything there is to know about life and memories?"
Sonnet has done it again with her vivid imagination and her ability to keep the reader's attention and to push the buttons on our reality and what we believe.
Without pause or reservations, I give The Morning Afterlife five stars *****
Nora Chipley Barteau
About Sonnet the author taken from her site *
Sonnet was born at the John Radcliffe in Oxford and spent the first six years of her life living in the town of Abingdon close to both her grandparents and most of the rest of her family.
She moved after that to Cornwall for three years and then to Devon for another three before moving to where she has lived for the last fourteen or so years.
Sonnet now lives in Worcester, Worcestershire, famous for Lea & Perrin’s Sauce and as the site for the last battle of the Civil War.
Sonnet has had a passion for the written word from a very young age and enjoys nothing more than to read a good book. The world created by words.
Some of her favourite authors include Laurell. K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Molly Harper and Rick Riordan.
Her own work tends to be worlds of Urban Fantasy, alternate reality and contains a heavy amount of magic, mystery and mythology.
Sonnet is a Leo, which is a creative Fire sign and often influences her in her works.
Books, movies, comedy, music, anime, animals and anything that is so unbearably cute is make her want to squeal >_<
Bullies, broccoli, haters, criminals and people who talk at the theatre