I will readily admit that when it comes to books, I have a rough time putting them down- especially when they are good ones. The Station Series by Trish Marie Dawson is the most recent focus of my obsessive reading.
The Station Series
This is a story built around strong characters and serious situations, mainly suicide. Due to that, I would recommend this series for YA and older. Dawson impressed me with the way she handled the seriousness of the actions with consequences and options. The issues were handled seriously, in a comfortable and no-nonsense manner.
Piper Willow is a strong character, driven by her strong will, heart, and intelligence. She is quick thinking, and has a way of connecting with others. She is a protagonist that you route for as she discovers the ins and outs of the station.
The book moves quickly and the writing is effortless. But if the book itself doesn't get you, the ending will. Wow... All I can say is that's was glad I already had the next in the series because I started it right after.
Dying to Remember picks up where the first leaves off. There is no recap, and is a continuation rather than a separate story. Which was nice. The first story is free, so there's no reason to pick it up and read first... (links are at the bottom)
That said, I loved it. This book moved fluidly, with satisfaction in the character development, new twists and turns and deeper philosophical undertones. And again, the ending had me...
Dawson creates just the right amount of story closure and bittersweet longing for the next.
Dying to Return takes you on a new adventure, with a new set of dynamic characters and philosophies. I'll be honest... I wasn't sure where the series was going when she introduced the character of Rush, but I heartily approve.
This is a series that I highly recommend. The stories are original and dynamic, with characters that truly become your friends. This is a series that you can read over and over, and find the same enjoyment, escapism, and entertainment.
5 Stars for all three