Way Back Wednesday is a Meme that I created with the aim to write mini book reviews on books I have read in the past, that left an impression on me.
You know what kind of books I am talking about…. The ones that you have read multiple times, and they still bring you nostalgia. Books like these are the reason you enjoy reading.
So grab that old-dusty-yet-loved-book off the shelf, glance it over, write a mini review and join in with me on Wednesdays! EVERYONE is welcome to participate.
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1.) Discuss a book you read in the past that left an impression on you. You can write a condensed review if you prefer.
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3.) Link back to my blog.
Today, my Way Back Wednesday post is devoted to the apocalyptic-fantasy-romance book, Dust to Dust, by Heather Graham.
Not long ago, Scott Bryant would have described himself as an ordinary guy. But one act of heroism has changed his life forever; or at least until the apocalypse occurs. Because the end of the world is on its way.
Suddenly and inexplicably possessed of superhuman strength, Scott finds himself allied with the enigmatic and alluring Melanie Regan in a quest to find the mysterious Oracle in hopes of averting the absolute destruction that threatens.
Melanie herself has been falling into trances, sketching terrifying visions of future events;and she wants answers. She knows better than Scott where to look for help, but even she cannot fathom the powers that have thrust them together in an epic battle of good against evil.
The earth itself will soon turn against its inhabitants, and now mortal and immortal must join forces if any are to survive.
“This is the way the world ends….”
I’d be lying if I told you I don’t choose books by their covers…. I most certainly do, and Dust to Dust was one of those books. I LOVE the cover for this novel, and the title is appropriate for an apocalyptic fantasy.
“But just as natural disaster brought out the best in some people, it brought out the worst in others.”
I don’t think I even bothered to read the book blurb, I liked the cover so much. I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed! Although, at the time, this wasn’t the type of novel I would have read, I enjoyed it very much. It had enough romance in it to hold my interest, (which was all I read at the time).
With Dust to Dust you get a double dose of both fantasy and romance, with a heavy ‘end of the world’ theme, also known as “disaster fiction”. I would recommend this novel to lovers of mystery, fantasy, and romance! As a matter of fact, I think it’s about time I crack this book back open and read it again! 🙂
Paperback, 368 pgs
Published June 30th 2009 by Mira
Genres: Romance, Disaster Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense
About the Author:
Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children’s charity.
She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards frorn Waldenbooks. B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.
Heather loves travel and anything have to do with the water, and is a certitified scuba diver. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.” –Goodreads Author Bio