Author’s Note: Trying something different out..reviewing a book by an AMAZING new author. Check her out! 🙂
I found out about this book after Alysha followed my blog. I was instantly taken by the fact the book is written in first person. I have a thing for first person narration. Especially when the story takes on the 2 or more character viewpoints.
The Waiting Room is the story of Nina and Jude, two married people who are madly in love, living an average life together. Steady jobs. Steady dreams to do something beyond the mundane, everyday thing. One morning, they leave for work, and Jude passes away in a car accident. He is taken to The Waiting Room. So I don’t spill the whole book, I’m going to list what I loved about the book.
1. The way Alysha incorporated the ideas of love and waiting. I think not in death, but life as well, we will do whatever it takes to be with the one who makes us feel wanted. Cherished. Valued. Even if that means waiting. We all struggle with waiting for what, or in this case who we love, but in the end it is worth the time spent.
2. Falling in love with the same person over again and again as a different person. (This is a spoiler..) I loved how Nina fell in love with Jude whenever she met him in another life. Thinking about it now, I feel Nina fell for him because of his spirit, no matter who he was in other lives.
3. The scatterbrained way the book is written. It shows how much we grasp for understanding for what happens after we die. You can’t read this book all in one sitting. There are way too many ideas that can’t be digested in hours time. You need time to process. That being said, if you want a quick read, this may not be for you. I’d give it a shot even if that is so. You may be pleasantly surprised.
I’m pretty this review is all over the place. There is n way to properly sum the of the book except: wait and sea the how the story unfolds. There is something for everyone that makes the book universal.
Dreams comes to those who wait. Wow, that was really cliche. Please, go give the book a chance. You know you want a sappy love story. 🙂
You can find her book on Amazon! Her blog is here. And if that’s not enough for you, she also has a website connecting you to her facebook author page and twitter. 🙂
Go show her (and her book) some love ❤