Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Review of Next Stop: Nina by Robin Raven

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Synopsis: "Nina never was one who felt comfortable in this world. As she struggles to cope with the pain of her present and past, the young girl's life is changed through the beauty of art. When Nina grows up and winds up in over her head in a dark place, she finds herself somehow transported to another time when nothing is quite what it seems. She must fight the horrors of her past all over again. Along the way, she faces greater challenges than she imagined. This is a character-driven novel with a heroine who faces life, love, and overcoming suicidal depression on her own terms."

My Review:  This was an interesting book, I was originally drawn to it because the beauty of art can do amazing things for someone's outlook on life. I found though during reading that the book that it wasn't the art that the character looked to but more the artist. I found this book to have some interesting ideas however it was confusing to read. Nina goes back in time and has a chance to relive her life several times, but there are also flashbacks scattered through out the story so at times you are wondering if she went back again or is just remembering. It could be inspiring to those struggling with depression but also have the reverse effect because how many lifetimes does one get in the real world to find the good in life? It is a good story though if you read it as purely fiction and not an inspirational book.
My Rating: This is a difficult book for me to rate, I enjoyed several things about it but not others. I did like how Nina developed her self-worth through aiding others.  In the end I am giving it a rating of Three Paws.
Next Stop: Nina was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about Robin Raven and her work on her Goodreads page or Website.
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  1. This one sounds a bit weird and scattered. The cover is nice, though.

    1. The cover is beautiful and the idea is great but it just didn't work for me as well as I had hoped.