Two nightmares One memory Chaos within destiny It was the definition of our love Eric has weeks before his final battle when he s in an accident Forced to face his human side, he knows he can t survive if he fights alone But he doesn t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.Jessica s memory isn t the only thing she s lost Her desire to find herTwo nightmares One memory Chaos within destiny It was the definition of our love Eric has weeks before his final battle when he s in an accident Forced to face his human side, he knows he can t survive if he fights alone But he doesn t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.Jessica s memory isn t the only thing she s lost Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.
If one dies, so does the other.This author had some crazy turns of events that I was not expecting while reading this story. The craziness is not bad thing at all, but I never thought the author would take the route she did. This story is phenomenally well written and my attention was captured by the first sentence. I love how the story picked up where the first one ended and how she twisted the plot to keep it interesting. I love the characters even more than I did in the first story. Jessica i [...]
Really enjoying this series! Can't wait to meet the author at B-Fest tomorrow!
I enjoyed Shannon A. Thompson’s previous novel, Minutes Before Sunset, so I was glad to be given the opportunity to review Seconds Before Sunrise before its official release date. The two novels are part of an announced trilogy which chronicles the lives of three interconnected groups in Hayworth, Kansas: the Light, the Dark, and the Human. The Dark and the Light have two forms—human and “mystical other”—and live in human communities, covertly hiding their supernatural forms. Those of [...]
This book picks up where the last one left off. Jessica decides to have her memory erased to save those she loves and Eric continues to train for the epic battle that is to happen on his 18th birthday. It's getting harder for Eric to stay away from Jess every day. Jess is dreaming of a boy it's the only thing that brings her comfort among her nightmares. And Jess doesn't feel as connected to her group of friends as she should, she longs to only be with her dream boy.I love the premise of this bo [...]
CharactersI already loved the characters from Book One so it is no surprise that I continued to enjoyed them in Book Two. I found each character relatable, realistic and well developed. Book Two explores a few different characters in more detail but the focus remains on Eric and Jessica.The tension between some of the characters in the book was intense and it felt gripping. I found myself unable to put this book down because I needed to know how someone was going to react to whatever happened ne [...]
It’s captive and leave you craving for more. Once again a huge hug and thanks to the author for providing me the copy to read and review. I will always be in awe of your work I have become a huge fan of the author over the course of her three works that I have read and practically lived in. That in itself says so much about how much I appreciate her works. So it’s me being honest when I say that I will always be partial to her works. What I like about her books is the creation of a world and [...]
3.5 StarsOK let me start by saying that I was really excited to receive an ARC after waiting for months for this especially since I very much enjoyed the first book, Minutes Before Sunset. However, I do think that I just wasn't in the right state of mind or mood while reading this because I couldn't get into it as much as I wanted to. I feel like I had to say it as it may have unfavorably affected my overall rating.Thud-thump. Thud-thump. Thud-thump. The heartbeat was unmistakable. It was his [...]
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.*I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*This book was such a great ride! I enjoyed reading every bit of it and it managed to keep me interested throughout the book!*A little spoilery for those who haven't read book 1 yet.*Seconds Before Sunrise picks up from where book 1 was left off. Jessica doesn't remember about what happened within the past few months after her memory wipe off. Eric has a hard time deali [...]
True rating - 4.5 starsWhen I was offered a free copy of Seconds Before Sunrise in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance because I remembered how caught up I had become in the first book, and I couldn’t wait to jump into the world of shades once again. I was fascinated by the role reversal of light and dark and was itching to find out how events would unfold leading up to the potential fulfillment of the prophecy.When I review a book, I don’t rehash the plot because that’s [...]
COVERPretty simple and basic. But I'm getting tired of those complex book covers so this one is a nice changeITIAL THOUGHTSI probably should have reread the first book but I slowly started remembering more and more as I read. I knew I liked the first book and that it had tons of potential so I was hoping that this one turned out good too NEW BFFI was a little disappointed with the whole memory loss stuff with Jessica. I thought she was a great character but it sucked that the first book basicall [...]
Shannon Thompson's writing has come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are all of the weaknesses (all small ones) of the first book in the series. This was an entertaining story from start to finish and the author has captured the heart of what makes teenagers tick - especially when they have supernatural powers!This is a novel I can recommend to anyone looking for decent Young Adult fiction and offers a refreshing alternative to the plethora of Vampire stories out there. No parent needs to be worried [...]
Heartbreaking, exciting, nail bitingI couldn't put this book down! I was up all night reading, simply because I had to know what was going to happen! I love this book, yet it's so frustrating.e of the hidden identities and trying to figure out who was light and who was dark! Jessica is just awesomeness and Eric/Shoman is amazing! Can't wait to read the next book!
I still don't understand everything perfectly. But what I do understand is that this book was basically pointless bc their plan was just wrong and the memories thing was for nothing.
I received a review copy from the author to provide my honest opinion. You can find my review on the first novel in The Timely Death Trilogy, Minutes Before Sunset, as well. Like my last review, I'll be breaking down the book into pros, cons, and then my final opinion. Pros:Pacing- Like the last book, MBS, SBS also has a nice pace to it. Not too fast, not too slow. The beginning started off showing how the characters were dealing with the loss of Jessica's memory, and then it gradually melted in [...]
4.5 stars.My Initial Reaction…I am so happy that I stumbled upon this trilogy(or rather, that Shannon stumbled across my blog) because I love it! There were a few things about Seconds Before Sunrise that made me not love it quite as much as Minutes Before Sunset but I still look forward to picking up the next book.Note: There will be some series spoilers here. Sorry, I couldn’t get around it, I tried.The Characters…I loved Jessica way more in Minutes Before Sunset, but I think I’m suppos [...]
This was a solid 4. Seconds before Sunrise was much easier to read than Minutes before Sunset, probably because I knew the background and didn’t have to wade through the exposition. Note: Sorry in advance for typos or incorrect names. I copy and paste a LOT.Plot:Seconds before Sunrise picks up about a month and a half after Minutes before Sunset left off. The elders wiped Jessica’s memory, and Eric has tried to stay away from her so that things won’t start coming back. He knows he needs to [...]
Reviewed at my blog: Babbling Books*I received a free e-copy of this book from the author, but this in no way effects my honest opinion* “No one knew whether events in our everday lives were preordained. We had either little control or none.”I am honestly surprised at how quickly I got through this book. It took me so long to get to reading this series and I can honestly say it has not disappointed now that I’ve gotten the chance to sit down and really enjoy it. I just finished the first b [...]
Firstly, I would like to thank Shannon for sending me a review copy of her second novel, 'Seconds Before Sunrise' to read and review before its publication date in March. I whizzed through this book much like I did its predecessor and found it very hard to put down, so gripped with the story was I.Shannon's second novel picks up a few months after the first ends and we once again find the story being told from the perspectives of the two main characters: Eric and Jessica. The two of them made a [...]
I was lucky enough to be part of the cover reveal for Seconds Before Sunrise and I was super lucky to get an advanced copy from the lovely Shannon A. Thompson. After reading Minutes Before Sunset, I was ready to devour book two.After finishing Seconds Before Sunrise, my mind was reeling. I had so many questions. Who is Darthon? Why are Robb and Zac psychos? And what's up with Crystal? There is so much mystery shadowing the end of this sequel, especially surrounding the secondary characters, that [...]
Compelling and AddictiveSeconds Before Sunrise has a compelling and addictive narrative which explores the elemental themes of good versus evil, love and self-sacrifice and fate versus free-will. All lovers of paranormal and fantasy romance are advised to check out this series so that they do not miss out on a fantastic reading experience.I was given an Advanced Reader Copy of the novel, due out on 27th March, for an honest and unbiased review, which is posted below: Seconds Before Sunrise conti [...]
Once again, I would like to thank Shannon A. Thompson for priding me with a copy of her book in exchange for an honest and timely review.“Seconds Before Sunrise” is the brilliantly paced and equally emotional sequel of “Minutes Before Sunset.” The beginning of the story picked off clearly from the end of the previous book, and despite their new situation, Jessica and Eric's reactions were true to what we knew about them. When Jessica lost who she was, Eric was the one who made her see th [...]
Shannon A. Thompson has successfully produce an equally as intense sequel as the first book in The Timely Death Trilogy. Seconds Before Sunrise begins with Jessica Taylor totally unaware of who she really was. She was a typical teenage, doing what teenagers do-hanging out with her friends. However, Jessica was experiencing some emotions and dreams that seemed all too real. She was embarrassed to tell anyone, but she did anyway. The most unlikely of people listened carefully without judgement and [...]
After all the confusion and non-explanations of the first book, Minutes Before Sunset, I enjoyed this book so much better. Yes, Eric is still brooding on his inescapable fate, but this time he has extra reasons – the girl he fell in love with no longer remembers anything about their romance. And worse, not only is she the great love of his life, but she’s also his biggest weakness. Which isn’t a great start to a relationship when you’re mere months away from a predestined battle to the d [...]
My rating is 2.5/3.0 stars.I was given a free copy from Clean Teen Publishing in exchange for an honest review.**Note: Some spoilers in this review.***Seconds Before Sunrise is the second book in the Timely Death Trilogy. The book continues just after the last part of the first book. Jessica's memory has been wiped and she doesn't remember her relationship with Eric/Shomen and that she has powers and is a part of the Dark.In my review of the first book Minutes Before Sunset, I had some concerns [...]
Review also posted on Crazy Beautiful ReadsOMG What an ending ! I want to begin with saying a huge Thank You to the lovely Shannon A. Thompson for sending me an ARC of her magnificiently book for review and send her a huge hug. I’ll always be amazed by her work and she knows it – if she did not know it, now she does !Thrilling, Captivating and AddictiveSeconds Before Sunrise is The Timely Death Series sequel , which means that it picks up right from where the first book has ended. This book [...]
sarityahalomi/201 The second book, successfully, pick up the line of the story from where the first one had end. I love how, from the the title Shannon, created the ominous feeling of trickling of time same like the granules of sand in an hourglass. Until the end of the book, She, build the tension towards the epic battle , kept very nicely, with the Dark and the Light still not able to recognize each another in their human forms. at the same time, the readers familiar only with the dark charact [...]
Seconds Before Sunrise picks up right where Minutes Before Sunset left off. I mean immediately. We are thrown right back into the world of reversed Dark (good) vs Light (bad). Jess has had her memory erased to protect the people she loves and Eric/Shoman is preparing to face off with Darthon and the rest of the Light on his 18th birthday. The usual complications of high school/young adult relationships with friends, romantic interests, and family members weave through the paranormal drama as wel [...]
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*This book picks up exactly where Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy #1) left off.Jessica had her memory erased to save the ones she loves.Eric continues to train for his upcoming battle against Darthon.Jessica has nightmares that she is unable to understand. She dreams of a boy and a world that feels so real. Her only option is to talk to her friends. But who exactly are her friends? With her memory gone she [...]