Book Review: "The Rememberers" by C. Edward Baldwin

This book will be released
on June 8, 2015.
Disclaimer:  This is the first book I'm reviewing for NetGalley, a website that allows authors to release books early to reviewers.  NetGalley gave me a copy of the book for this purpose.

"The Rememberers" by C. Edward Baldwin offers readers a glimpse into a world where a few select people can remember the future.  Yes, I know that it sounds a bit crazy and a few times while reading the story I felt as if I was watching "The Matrix", when Neo is asked to choose the red pill or the blue pill.  Only instead of Neo, we have Kallie being asked to forgot what she knows about reality.

The book begins with readers meeting Kallie, a college student who is coping with the recent-ish death of her mother and a growing number of occurrences of déjà vu. In an effort to understand her problem, she goes to a university group that studies mental phenomena.

While this is going on, the author twines another plot thread with a secret organization, a government official who believes in psychic abilities, and two priests.  I won't go into more details, because I don't want to ruin the story.

While I enjoyed reading the first 9/10s of the book, the very last part felt very rushed, as if the author was working on a deadline and didn't have time to write the scenes out.  The characters go flat, the action is told to the readers instead of shown, and then BOOM!  The book is over.

I still recommend reading the book, if you enjoy urban fantasies.  Just remember that the ending isn't as good as the beginning.

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  1. I have a couple of netgalley reviews coming to my blog any . . . day . . . now. Just need to focus and post them.

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    1. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I still have a couple of netgalley reviews to do.

      Where's your blog? I would like to read your reviews, when they get posted.

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