Fantasy, Science Fiction

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

Thank you to Penguin Random House and the First to Read program for this ARC in exchange for my honest review!

Reincarnation has always been an interesting concept for me, especially since it is a part of my religion. I’ve had many debates on my views on reincarnation, and I always like reading about others’ unique perspectives on it. I was super excited to read this ARC so here is my review:

What if you could live forever—but without your one true love? Milo has been reincarnated numerous times, but he’s just found out that he only gets up to 10,000 chances to search for the secret to immortality or else he can never be with his beloved, the incarnation of Death. The problem is Milo is almost at the max limit – and he needs to find the answer fast! As Milo travels from ancient India to outer space to Renaissance Italy to the present day, he makes an even deeper journey into the makings of the human heart.

What an awesome story! This novel had me from the first page with its unique take on reincarnation as well as its storytelling style. The author goes about this telling this tale in two ways: first, there is Milo’s story and we get multiple chapters taking us through the adventures of some of his lives; and second, we get Suzie, the incarnation of Death, and her own struggle to create her own fate. This novel made me connect so strongly with the characters. I cried, laughed, and sympathized with Milo and Suzie and the author did a fantastic job in making me invested in the fate of the characters. Simply put, this novel was engrossing and written amazingly well. It almost felt like a short story collection, with each reincarnation being a separate story – except it was better because the author managed to connect it all and create a cohesive plot. I really cannot rave more about this novel, but if you are looking for a very unique storyline, then please give this novel a shot! I guarantee you won’t regret it!

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