I want to tell you about two books I read recently.
The two books had nothing in common; one was Young Adult Paranormal Fiction and the other was a non-fiction book about dementia.
The first book, Hallows Haven, was written by Melissa Brodsky, the author of one of the first blogs I ever read when I first started blogging. We go way back! I was excited to read a book by a friend. And I was not disappointed. It’s a really good book! In a nutshell, it’s about a teenage girl living her normal life of cheerleading, girlfriends, and boyfriends, while at the same time discovering and adjusting to her newfound supernatural powers.
I was truly impressed with Melissa’s writing! She is amazingly talented. Although it is not my usual genre, I absolutely could not put this book down. And when I reached the cliffhanger ending, I emailed her immediately! LOL I can’t wait till part two comes out shortly. I wholeheartedly recommend Hallows Haven! Bonus – it’s on sale for $1.99 until August 15th on Amazon.
The second book was called Touch the Spirit. The subject matter may not appeal to everyone, but I definitely recommend it to anyone who has a loved one with dementia, or those who work with dementia patients. I learned a lot about caring for dementia patients (not physically but mentally and emotionally), dementia itself, prevention, and treatment. I found myself nodding along to many of her descriptions and examples. Dementia makes me angry. It’s not fair, it’s an evil thief . But this book did help me with understanding and accepting it, and doing my best to care for those affected by dementia, and how to connect with them on a spiritual level. There are ways to reach them that you may not know about, and it can unlock doors and allow you to communicate with them on a whole new level.
While I was reading it at work, a nurse friend asked me about it; her mother is suffering from dementia. Now that I’ve finished it, I’m going to drop my copy off for her. I think it will be a great help for anyone who has a parent with dementia.
I was not compensated for this post – just given the books to review.
Read any good books lately?