Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Reincarnationist - Book #77

Title The Reincarnationist
Author MJ Rose
Genre Adult Suspense
Pages 451
Publisher Mira
Copyright 2007

Synopsis (from web-site)
A bomb in Rome, a flash of bluish-white and photojournalist Josh Ryder's world exploded. Nothing would ever be the same. As Josh recovers, his mind is invaded with thoughts that have the emotion, the intensity, the intimacy of memories. But these are not his memories. They are ancient... and violent. There's an urgency to them he can't ignore—pulling him to save a woman named Sabina... and the treasures she protects. But who is Sabina? Desperate for answers, Josh turns to the world-renowned Phoenix Foundation—a research facility that scientifically documents cases of past life experiences. He is led to an archaeological dig and to Professor Gabriella Chase, who has discovered an ancient, powerful secret that threatens to merge the past with the present. Here, the dead call out to the living, and murders of the past become murders of the present.

Why I read It
I picked up one of her books (The Memorist) from my new fiction shelf at my library, and about 10 pages into it I realized it was clearly a sequel. So I requested the first book in the series from a nearby library.

The Good
Loved reincarnation as a concept. Is our soul continually trying to right past wrongs?

The Bad
The plot was kind of jumpy and I had a hard time keeping all the character names straight. Everything worked out rather to conveniently, but to be fair it would be hard to have the plot work without the incredible coincidences.

The Ugly (my opinion)
It was okay, and ultimately I will read part two. The topic was interesting enough to outweigh the plot weaknesses.

The Truth? (other reviews)
Mysterious Reviews
The Book Reporter

Mormon Mentions

Author Biography

M.J. Rose, is the international bestselling author of 10 novels; Lip Service, In Fidelity, Flesh Tones, Sheet Music, Lying in Bed, The Halo Effect, The Delilah Complex, The Venus Fix, The Reincarnationist, and The Memorist.

Rose is also the co-author with Angela Adair Hoy of How to Publish and Promote Online, and with Doug Clegg of Buzz Your Book.

She is a founding member and board member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors: AuthorBuzz.com. She runs two popular blogs; Buzz, Balls & Hype and Backstory.

PLEASE NOTE: MJ Rose is one of the very most influential online authors out there. If you have an interest in books as a reader OR a writer, her blogs are a must.

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