author: Trish Marie Dawson
series: The Station #3
published: 12 January 2014
publisher: Pretty Little Weeds Publishing
genre(s): contemporary, fantasy
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Piper Willow’s adventure in the afterlife continues as she struggles to discover who she is and what is expected of her. Faced with decisions that could change everything, she must weigh her desire to be with the ones she has come to love, or satisfy her curiosity and find out what lies beyond her world with someone new. What Piper experiences and the choices she makes could not only alter the delicate inner workings of the Station, but the delicate balance that Piper has managed to maintain inside herself. In the end, will it all be worth it?
An amazing story, as deeply emotional as the first two books in The Station series. There are moments that become just as deeply personal for the reader as they are for the characters in the book. This is a series that is, in a single word, exceptional.
There is such love in the book… love between friends, romantic love, and love that falls somewhere in between. It provides a completely new perspective on life, the afterlife, and just what is out there. There is a lot of imagination and creativity in this story and opens the reader to possibilities that might never have occurred to them. There is an undeniable thread of hope through even the darkest of times which is a comforting thought. On a personal note, I read these books during a pretty dark time of my own, and there were times that I questioned whether or not it was the right time to read them. There were times when I thought my heart was breaking, sobbing as I read on. But they gave me hope for my own dark time and that is a beautiful thing,
Like the last book, there were surprises, too. There were times when I wondered just how I felt about those surprises and that kept me turning the pages.
Things to love about Dying to Return…
- The emotions. Sad, happy, loving, uncertainty. They were all there and they all affect you as a reader.
- The beauty. There is such poignancy in this series and it shines through at unexpected times.
- The surprises. Oh, and there were some. Some good, some bad, some that made you angry, some that were bittersweet. But all were engaging.
I was sad to finish this book, thinking it was the end of a series that I am not ready to let go. But I talked to the author and it is NOT the end. It is, however, the end of Piper’s story, but there will be more from The Station! This is a series that truly affected me, changed my life a bit, and I HIGHLY recommend it!