Review & Giveaway: Seconds Before Sunrise-Shannon A. Thompson

Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

synTwo 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.
Seconds Before Sunrise is the exciting sequel to Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson. Find out why readers are enthralled with the Timely Death Trilogy.
3/5 Stars
***I received this ebook as a gift in exchange for an honest review via the author and Clean Teen.
  • One of the most compelling elements of this story is the love between Eric and Jessica. Despite everything working against them, with memories erased and everything, their love conquers all. Jessica might not know who Eric is but her heart does. A dazzling and dizzying but beautiful portrayal of soul mates. 
  • Eric’s struggles are ten-fold now. His impending battle is nothing compared to the pain of walking side-by-side with Jessica and her not knowing their shared past. Conflicted, angry, and a little reckless, Eric fights to maintain composure when his heart cries out for his lost love. 
  • Jessica’s torn between friends and unexpected attraction to Eric. Her memories don’t align with those of her friends and she’s terrified that she’s lost her mind. The lost, scared vulnerability is translated in Jessica’s dreams. Jessica doesn’t know herself anymore and it’s heartbreaking that as readers, we can remember the fierce and confident girl she once was. 
  • Mystery and surprising situations add a darker layer to the story. Random actions by characters and abrupt shifts in personality will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. Anyone can be the enemy. Everyone has more than one face.
  • It’s been months since I read the first book in this series and remembering that each character has two different names was really confusing. The story starts abruptly without an explanation, at least, not a thorough one, of the events in the previous book. Trying to piece everything together was incredibly frustrating. 
  • Sections were slow and dragged on without much of anything happening. Parts that should have been devestating and shocking were rushed through and moved on from so quickly that the emotions didn’t have time to settle. Particularly the end events.
  • The high school drama, because Jessica didn’t know about the past few months, was ramped up and shifted the focus from the ultimate plot line of Dark vs. Light. 
  • Secondary characters were bizarre. Jessica has powerful reactions to them and associations without reason, more like a hunch, that leads the reader to suspect them of being an insidious enemy. Despite the hints, nothing pans out. 

Shannon A. Thompson is a twenty-three-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely sixteen when she was first published, and a lot has happened since then. Thompson’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies, and her first installment of The Timely Death Trilogy became Goodreads’ Book of the Month.

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4 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Seconds Before Sunrise-Shannon A. Thompson

  1. Hi Jordan,

    I was wondering what your stance is on accepting review requests? I have a YA paranormal novel I’d love to chat with you about, if you’re interested. Please let me know. Thanks!


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