Voice from the Dead ♦ Aster Shock | Short Review
.Voice from the Dead by Aster Shock was a huge disappointment, even though I had high expectations for it.
Series: The Power Thieves #1
Published: 15. May 2022
Publisher: Independently Published
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
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A boy who dreams of brighter futures finds a world in need of a hero.
After being killed by bullies at 16, Tosho collides with a mind-bending afterlife that's gripped in a battle for leadership of the dead. But while a vibrant resistance group of teens welcomes him with open arms, someone in the afterworld wants him gone. Not only is Tosho carrying a heinous family legacy, but he had a gift for angering the powerful in his past life. Now, someone with a monster of a grudge is set on taking their revenge and devouring him down to utter oblivion. Pursued from one end of the afterworld to the other, the trap closes in. Barely escaping the gnashing jaws of the nightmares hunting him, Tosho must figure out who wants him gone, or his new friends will become victims once again.
With the status quo crumbling in the afterlife, will Tosho figure out who’s behind the evil force hounding him? And will the beautiful world his friends have built for centuries be ripped from them and destroyed?
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Voice from the Dead ♦ Aster Shock
The plot of Voice from the Dead lacked depth and consistency, feeling like a disorganized muddle. Throughout the entire novel, the characters which were poorly researched showed little to no development, making them as engaging as cardboard cutouts.
The story was very monotonous due to Shock’s clichéd language and predictable turns, which gave the writing an amateurish appearance. It was difficult to even complete the book because of how slow the pacing was and how poorly the suspenseful moments were handled.
I also felt that the resolution was not satisfactory, which made me wonder why I had spent so much time reading this book. All things considered, I would not suggest Voice from the Dead to anyone searching for an engaging or skillfully written mystery book. Don’t waste your time on this one.
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