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Jan 16 2011

Persistence of memory and Token of darkness by Amelia-Atwater Rhodes

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2 books in one. Random House Australia, 2010. ISBN: 9781742750774.
The book Persistence of Memory is a strange story of how a girl with schizophrenia has, what the hospital and her dad like to call 'Episodes'. When Erin has one of these episodes a vampire named Shevaun ends up in Erin's body. The hospital calls it multiple personality but Erin's supernatural boyfriend thinks there could be more to this than just schizophrenia. One night during a dream Erin wakes to find she is in a completely different room and finds herself for once the opposite way round and in Shevaun's home and body. Shevaun's lover happens to come into the room sensing Shevaun is not herself. Adjila, the Triste witch finally sees what's wrong here and fixes the problem.
This book had tons of great characters in it and I found it so easy understand, for age recommendation I would think probably young adults.
This truly was a good book and I wish it could go on but sadly it can't.

Token of Darkness by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Random House Australia, 2010. ISBN: 9781742750774.
Token of Darkness is a book about a teenage boy who was a lucky survivor in a horror smash on a highway and is haunted by a ghost girl called Samantha.
Samantha doesn't have a past and doesn't know why Cooper is the only one who can see her. Things get a little strange when Cooper meets a guy, Brent, who knows quite a lot about ghosts. Things get even stranger when Brent tells him to go to a sorcerer named Ryan to figure out who or what Samantha is.
I felt I could relate to most of the characters in this book and feel what they felt. Sometimes when I read it and stopped reading, it felt like I was in the story. This was a very good book.
Sarah Filkin (Student)

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