(Forty-Four series book 4)
by Jools Sinclair
PBT Review #37
This being the 4th book in the series, I really didn’t know what to expect. Especially with how the 3rd book ended because I just felt like that was finally the end of what Abby was going through. Of course I knew at the time that there are 13 books in the series, so I know there’s so much more to come with this series.
The book starts with Abby trying to get her life back together. I feel so bad for her because of everything that she has been through and we are reminded just how much when we find out she hasn’t slept through the night since she left the island from the last book. Poor girl, she’s doing the best she can, but with not sleeping she was on the verge of having a mental breakdown. You cant help but feel sympathetic for her.
I was really hoping that Abby would finally be able to get her life back on track now that the worst parts were behind her. In my head that looked something like what her life was before the accident that left her dead for 44 minutes. But Sinclair and Abby gave us something so much better. She found her place in this “new world” she was in and learned to embrace her gifts. It was so amazing to see that!
There was a short return of Jesse and every time he makes an appearance, my heart just breaks a little more for him. But I’m always so glad to see him come back.
What I enjoyed most about this book was that it took on a very series turn of events which I really was not expecting. Not that the rest of the books didn’t have some heavy stuff, this book just took on some different things. For instance, this book deals with the death of a 12 year old boy that was murdered and Abby starts to see his ghost for some reason. I didn’t know what to expect from it, but Sinclair did a good job linking this with other events in the book. It also dealt with a school bombing and mental illness (kind of). This event was extremely sad when it all played out.
This book was definitely a revival for me. I have enjoyed all of the books in the series so far, but this one was on the same level as book 1. Of course, book 1 is what got me so invested in the story. I cant wait to see what book 5 holds for Abby!
The next book in the series is book 5
So have you ever heard of this series or considered reading it?
I really enjoy these books because they are short, easy reads so I tend to pick them up when I feel like reading something quick!