Book: The Waiting Room
Author: Alysha Kaye
Number of Pages: 189
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting.
I am not usually a fan of romance but this is definitely the exception. I am absolutely in love with this book. I have already read it 3 times. There was so many parts where I cried and I’m not ashamed to admit that.
There are so many things to love with this book.
One is the love between Jude and Nina. I love them because as they point out many times, they didn’t have a perfect relationship but somehow they were allowed to go into each life with each other. Their love always seemed to be cut short and I was always rooting for them in each life.
The characters in the Waiting Room were some of my favorites. Each character had such a personality, even if they were only briefly seen and that’s something that good authors can do and not make it seem forced. I applaud her so much for this.
I also love how different each life is from their original one. There was so much thought put into each detail of their lives, there was never a repeat or close to a repeat.
The whole idea of reincarnation is a very interesting one. I like that people did not just go along with it at first, they questioned everything. It never felt like religion was being shoved down your throat and that there was no real explanation into why this was happening. It was open to every religion for interpretation and it was open-ended. It was also up to the reader to interpret what they thought was behind this. I just want to know what inspired her to write this book.
I never would have thought this book was her debut novel, but it is. Go support her please. I can’t wait to see what she has in the works for her next book.
Check this book out. I highly recommend this book.
What other books are you all reading? Any recommendations?