Dying to Return(The Station, Book 3), Trish Marie Dawson
Amazon eBook Edition(2016)
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Intended audience: Bookworms, book reviewers, suicide survivors, teens, young adults, librarians, Trish Marie Dawson fans
This book was delicious, sincere, enlightening and whatever good and wise adjective you can come up with. I really have been enjoying the Station Series by Trish Marie Dawson this summer and feel I have learned a great deal.
After Piper Willow dies, she finds herself at the station as a Volunteer, helping the living by inhabiting their consciousness and encouraging them to make the right decisions.
In the midst of her helping, she finds out she has an interesting gift as a Seer and by the end of Book 2, she leaves Sloan and Niles to go with the dangerously beautiful Andurush, to receive training and also to learn a bit more about Andurush’s(Rush’s) world.
And this is where Dying to Return, picks up. Piper experiences many emotions all at once and even finds herself confused as to whom she should love, because while her heart is with Sloan back at the Station, she feels it being tugged in another direction…
And this part as well as other parts of the story is what will keep you up at night reading.
Check out the really cool interview I had with Trish Marie Dawson recently!
All of Trish’s books so far have helped me to understand more about people and their choices and why the Station is created. As Piper learns eventually,
The Station…it’s a place that moves us from one way of living to another. That’s all.”(location 1788 of eBook)
It is not just a place where the dead goes.
This book tugged on my tear ducts. The beauty of the writing and the character of Andurush grew on me. I did not like him in the second book because I was unsure of what he was and he did come off as pompous.
But the banter between him and Piper lights up the page and his interaction with his family softened me up a bit towards him.
The description of his home planet is plain gorgeous. Movie worthy.
Now, the issue of dying and suicide plays a big role in The Station Series. I like how Trish used her imagination and research together to create memorable moments and thought provoking ones.
A few unlikely reunions happens in this book that shocked me, and the book made me miss my father and mother in law who passed away some time ago. Not from suicide, but reading The Station gives me hope that they are somewhere else, still “living” but in a new way.
Love isn’t meant to be easy. Even after you die.”(Location 1696 in eBook)
IMPORTANT Side Bar Note and FYI:
Trish Marie Dawson has a lot of fans and great reviews of her books. But one of her blog posts caught my attention last night. A reviewer thought that Trish was glorifying suicide in her books and I’d like say that if you read all of her books in The Station series, that is far from the truth.
The Station series has not glorified suicide AT ALL. If anything, the hard childhoods of many of the characters and the difficult choices and pain they faced leading up to their suicide, creates a big heartbreak after killing themselves.
Her young mind had no idea one little bullet would steal her away from the short life she was given-forever.”(quote from Dying to Return)
Trish’s books have taught me to empathize with people when they are going through.
And if you want to know the key themes that stick out in Book 3, it is Love and Forgiveness(Redemption). Those are very powerful ideas.
In sum, this is a wonderful series and I will be getting Book 4, Dying to Know really soon!
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