Dec 7, 2011

Book Review: The Next Thing I Knew

The Next Thing I Knew
By John Corwin

 Humanity is extinct

When Lucy Morgan drops dead along with everyone else on Earth she refuses to take death lying down even if, technically, her corpse is.She drags her ghostly social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife. More importantly, they want to discover who or what killed everyone and why the heck anyone would do such a mean thing.But what they discover changes everything. And if they can't figure out how to put their newfound ghostly powers to work, humanity will be extinct for good.

Print Details
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (October 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1466378050
ISBN-13: 978-1466378056

Digital Details
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 406 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Harper Young Adult; 1 edition (July 12, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Lending: Enabled

My View and Review:

Science fiction fans come closer, the dead are certainly rising to the occasion! WOW! My head is spinning! John Corwin has a great writing style with humor at times, and yes even when the world is all dead, there are some funny situations too! This paranormal does have some romance even with dead people laying around and their ghosts walking freely, but no way no how can one just label this as a paranormal romance. 'The Next Thing I Knew' is so much more than just giving it a one genre label, and John Corwin pulls it all together really well and ordered. So zip up 'The Next Thing I knew' as a Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, that is chilling, thrilling, surprising, and a very original take on something wonderful to add to your reading list. 

I love zombies and I thought this book was going to be about zombies. The dead that we are talking about here are not zombies after all but do not let that disappoint. The dead here are dead and they have their lifeless bodies laying around to prove it. However, we are still talking about ghosts. Weird and a ton of fun for paranormal lovers. John Corwin's approach to this paranormal fantasy is a unique and winning approach. I was hooked right from the very beginning and although there is a mere mention of aliens in the first chapter, follow through to find out how that thought does turn out. Surprise!

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John Corwin Bio:

John Corwin has been making stuff up all his life. As a child he would tell his sisters he was an alien clone of himself and would eat tree bark to prove it. In middle school, John started writing for realz. He wrote short stories about Fargo McGronsky, a young boy with anger management issues whose dog, Noodles, had been hit by a car. The violent stories were met with loud acclaim from classmates and a great gnashing of teeth by his English teacher. Years later, after college and successful stints as a plastic food wrap repairman and a toe model for GQ, John once again decided to put his overactive imagination to paper for the world to share and became an author.

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