Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Oblivion

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Callie cannot remember what happened the night her father disappeared. She knows what she has been told. That is the fact that her father is missing, a girl named Hannah is missing and Callie was found in an abandoned apartment writing “I KILLED HIM” on the wall. Although her father is the reverend of the local church, she knows that he is not a good man and she suspects that his and Hannah’s disappearances are connected. Ever since she has returned from the first 36 hours of amnesia, she has periodic black outs and an overwhelming urge to write. The police believe her writings will lead them to the truth, but no one has been able to discover the connections.

Oblivion is a strange tale that will cause the reader to wonder where the author is going. Dawn creates a protagonist that is strong even with her many flaws. The story progresses nicely with enough teenage romance and drama to keep the average young adult reader happy, yet the mystery of the disappearances and Callie’s graphomania will entice readers who want a little meat. This is a stand-alone novel that will stand out, especially in this time of series fiction. The ending wraps up all the major questions and even answers a question I hadn’t thought of until the revelation occurred. Oblivion is a great read that will entertain a wide audience.

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