Wednesday, September 14, 2016

*Tour & Review*
"The History Major" by Michael Phillip Cash!

 Book Tour

Hiya guys, happy Wednesday!

DRR has an tour stop for you, complete with a review! We haven't had one of these for a while, and we were due, right?

Well, here ya go!

 The History Majors
~Released: January 4th, 2016

~Length: 152 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Mystery, Suspense

After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday. She can't quite put her finger on it. She's sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she's registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her. Uncomfortable memories are bubbling dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality. Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?

 About the Aurhor

 Michael Phillip Cash
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres – Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror.

Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children. You can follow him @michaelpcash.

*I recieved a paperback copy of this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 Roses

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 
-George Santayana

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
-Lord Acton

These two quotes not only start off this book, but perfectly describe it. The story is far deeper than one would think, and contains several lessons, woven together fairly well.

This quick read is entertaining, but because it is a novella, there isn't much I can include, without giving away spoilers. What I will say, however, is that there were several surprising elements I wasn't expecting. 

The characters were all described well, and easy to picture. Each were relatable, and somewhat stereotypical. They were unique enough to be individual, but common enough that readers could picture each as someone in their own lives.

I enjoyed the details the author added into the story, and the history he used to explain the lessons his main character was going through. While she was learning her lesson, it was easy to feel as though history was teaching you as well.

I would recommend this novella to others. My only reason for the three and a half stars as opposed to four or five, is how overall entertaining it was. Mainly, the fact that most of the book was spent with me thinking "are you a complete idiot, or what?" Had I not read to the end, I'd have hated this book. Since my curiosity was peaked by the historical elements, I kept reading, and the ending left me with an "ah, ok, I get it now" feeling, and that click made up for it.

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