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  1. says:

    Just as haunting and eerie as the others yet despite enjoying myself not my favorite of her novelsAs usual Miss Winter's writing paints a vivid picture of the setting of the story so rich and electric you can practically taste and see everything surrounding the people and yourself in a way It draws you in sitting patiently with you as you devour and savor each pageThe reincarnation aspect hooked me instantly it's a concept that has always fascinated me and had me wondering what my past lifelives could have been a few answers my friends have contributed a librarian a ueen apparently I have that 'bearing' Imagine if you were remembering things from a completely different life and finding those connections did existMind boggling isn't it?We see everything through Alice's eyes She seems to keep us all at a distance as if we are sitting in the same room as her but she;s presenting everything like a lecture for a classroom or somethingBad explanation but close enough Given a certain event that happened in her past you can't really blame her for it Desperately trying to remake herself into who she wants to beJanie was an adorable child her father I didn't care one way or the other at first and he didn't really grow on me or feel as alive as the men from her other novels Her poor mother and Tillie I just wanted to hugMaybe I expected too much and built it all up in my head while the end results of what happened with Janie and finding the details of Violet were fascinating it wasn't as spectacular as I expected Tragic and beautiful in a sad way thoughWith Alice going to find her own answers that was fascinating She still kept us at arm's length but some of the pieces fell into placeWas she who she thought was in another life? Did what she discovered near the end mean she wasn't or she is after all and she was meant to find that book then Janie and in turn find out the answers to what she went through?What happened in view spoilerYesternight hide spoiler


  2. says:

    Miss Simpkin drew another long puff and blew smoke out of the right side of her mouth “Do you believe in past lives Miss Lind?” 4 12 stars Goodness I just love Cat Winters Historical fiction set in Oregon my hometown mysteries and elements of the paranormal? It's like she custom wrote a book just for meEach of her books so far have been right up my alley and Yesternight was no exception If anything with each new book she releases her writing only gets better and better And it's about time people started taking notice of herCat Winters has published not just one but two amazing books in 2016 I was floored by The Steep Thorny Way that came out earlier this year following a girl trying to solve her father's murder Yesternight is another mystery of sorts but it takes Winters' usual ghostly paranormal plots to another level and focuses on reincarnationAlice Lind is a young psychologist struggling to make it in a field that during the 1920s was largely dominated by men A lot of people won't even take her seriously once they realize she is female When Alice comes to Gordon Bay to administer I tests to school children one child captures her interest Seven year old Janie O'Daire claims she was Violet Sunday in a past life and lived in Kansas before her violent deathThe atmosphere in this book was the perfect amount of creepy full of rainy Oregon nights and Alice's befuddlement as she a believer of science wondered Could reincarnation be real? Her uestions spiraled her into a dark place as she remembered events of her past Soon she was too caught up in the O'Daire mystery to escapeI love how Winters' books can be read by both adults and teens Her young adult novels don't hold any of the usual overdone themes found in the genre and her adult books like this one and The Uninvited are light on adult content with only a bit language and sexual content so they can also be read by younger readersA hint of romance an abundance of suspense and delicious historical details Yesternight couldn't have been perfect I know I went to bed the night I finished it with shivers up my spine and a lingering sense of dread


  3. says:

    Absolutely loved this book Cat Winters is becoming a solidly dependable author for me She's 22 in my book enjoyment so far I love how she sets her books during the post war timeframe and tackles issues such as PTSD soldiers attempting to integrate back to civilian life feminism spiritualism prewar vs postwar views on the roles of women and elements of the paranormal Though in this book she discusses reincarnation Absolutely fascinating I also love how she will keep you guessing on the plot throughout most of the book No plot is sacred and will change on a dime Stellar read


  4. says:

    That ending shudders Review to come closer to release dateEdited to add reviewCat Winter's has uickly become one of my favorite authors when I want a good well written historical read with the touch of something other Yesternight does not disappointAlice is the type of girl Winters has become known for tough brave and not at all conventional for the time period she lives in but Alice also has a dark side one she tries to keep hidden from all those around her even her family I don't want to go into too much detail but I will say this Winter's take on reincarnation was fabulously done This was eery at times and filled with unexpected twists and turns I just didn't see coming I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and the ending left me both chilled and delighted Another fabulous suspense filled read from WintersARC copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  5. says:

    After reading The Uninvited a while back was I eager to read from Cat Winters and getting a chance to read Yesternight her new novel made me very happy So happy that I moved it up uickly in my TBR mountain The idea of the book sounded fantastic with a young woman Alice Lind arriving on a little coastal hamlet to test children's I And there she finds a mystery a child that may be a reincarnation of a woman that died some years before But could this really be the truth? And why does this spark a feeling of familiarity in Alice Lind?I think this book started off great I loved the idea of a little girl that could be the reincarnation of a woman that died years ago And I was curious to see how it all would turn out Would Alice find out the truth and also would she herself find out what really sparked an event from when she was a child and hurt some other children?As much as I enjoyed reading this book did it not engross me as much as The Uninvited had done Somewhere along the way the story just turned in a direction I was not nearly interested in reading about as the mystery with the little girl Janie O'Daire and the uestion of reincarnation One can say that when the story took the turn and I found out what Yesternight meant was the turning point to where I found the book didn't interest me as much as it had before However it was still good it just felt like the whole Janie O'Daire story was dropped and suddenly it was all about Alice Lind and her memories And I just didn't find that as intriguing to read about The ending was interesting but I can't help feeling that it was a bit obvious in a way and I also felt that I never really got a good closer to the Janie O'Daire mystery I mean what happened next with her? I was curious to find out about her and what would happen next for her than Alice Lind's problem But I guess that's just me So this was not as good as the Uninvited But still a pretty interesting book I want to thank William Morrow for providing me with a free copy for an honest review


  6. says:

    Very similar to Sharon Guskin's The Forgetting Timeor maybe The Forgetting Time is very similar to this one I don't know which one was written first I may take a few minutes later on to research it a bit Regardless Yesternight was an engaging mysterious and thrilling story about the idea of reincarnation Unfortunately because of my exposure to The Forgetting Time Yesternight was nothing I haven't read before but I very much enjoyed the mystery element and especially the twists and turns near the end It added a haunting feel to an already haunting thought Check it outMy favorite uote Sometimes traumatic memories like to keep the doors to their chambers wide open so that their victims never stop hearing seeing and sensing the horrors of their past The memories roared and clawed and sank sharp teeth into a person's brain As hard as the sufferer tried she could never slam the door shut without someone someone like a trained psychologist to help In fact shutting the door wasn't even the solution The memories themselves needed to be weakened tamed shrunken down to minuscule granules of dust that could no longer clamp down and destroy a person's life Other memories however preferred to hide behind closed doors with thick metal locks From behind the wood they snarled they growled they pounded their fists against the barrier and threatened to kick the door wide open to reveal their monstrous faces when their sufferers least wanted to see them And yet the remained a frustrating mystery Unconuerable until viewed and facedUpdate 123016 So I researched the publication dates and although The Forgetting Time was officially published first both publication dates are close enough to theorize that the authors were writing their books around the same time Unfortunately I could not locate any online interviews with Cat Winters to gain insight into her inspiration Although the main topics are eerily similar there are societal themes and historical factors that indeed set these two stories apart Both are lovely reads that I would recommendThe Forgetting Time Published February 2016Yesternight Published October 2016


  7. says:

    If anyone doubts me when I say that a dodgy ending can ruin an otherwise good book I’ll give them this book and let it proves its point I have no idea how to convey the extent to which I am crushed by this book’s ending It started so well From the very first page I was drawn in by the writing style The deliciously gloomy atmosphere was so palpable you could feel the stormy weather seeping off the pages It gave me the chills Normally I would mock a movie that relied on conveniently timed rainstorms to create tension but Winters? She knew how to weave the weather into the story without it being too purposefulI became uickly attached to our main character Alice Lind and her struggle to gain acceptance in the male dominated field of psychology It was really interesting to see how the story focused on the general public’s apprehension toward psychologists and the idea of therapy I was rooting for Alice as she faced down all the obstacles that came in the way of her dream job How was I meant to resist such a feminist story? but that’s when things started going downhillJanie a seven year old mathematical genius is introduced in the opening chapters Alice is sent to help Janie's teacher extend her schooling but it turns out there's a lot to the story Since the age of two Janie has been speaking about her ‘before life’ She claims to have chosen to be born again that she is a reincarnation of a drowning victim named Violet Sunday Creepy right? You would think this story would go one of two ways from here either the gloomy atmospheric writing style was setting us up for one hell of a horror story or it was going to keep its psychology theme and explore the treatment of mental illness in the 1920s Unfortunately it went neither of those two ways and that’s where all of my problems stem from Yesternight’s storyline became a detective story instead Alice investigated the possibility of Violet Sunday being a real person not a figment of Janie’s imagination I wish I could sum up how unnatural this turn of events felt within the story You know how nails on a blackboard make you feel edgy and uncomfortable? It was kind of like that There was no consistency and it was so boring?The last uarter of the book was icing on the cake It was so weird and unnecessary Alice made decisions that seemed to go against her core personality and the whole thing had a distinctive lack of realism and logic The epilogue did nothing but infuriate me You know when you get so angry that you actually get physically sick to the stomach? That? Yeah that’s what happened to me I was so darn furious I hate when stories do things like that and it it honestly made me Hulk rageAfter finishing the book and letting myself stew in my misery I also realised that while the writing was certainly atmospheric it never really captured the 1920s period uite right Everyone knows that this is such a rich period of history but somehow Winters missed the mark The characters and dialogue felt too modern There were few attempts at slang and hints at the Prohibition and WWI but they were never organically incorporated into the story It’s like the author had to remind us when this book was set because it wasn’t obvious otherwise I did love that time was spent exploring women’s sexual and reproductive rights during this time period but it wasn’t enough to bring the 1920s to life in my opinion I was also annoyed by Janie’s lack of character development For someone so central to the storyline she had literally no personalityOverall?If you couldn’t tell I was completely disappointed with Yesternight For such a strong beginning this story’s plotline and the ending was just dull While the writing was definitely atmospheric I didn’t think that it captured the time period well I have heard fantastic things about Winters' other books so I may give her a second chance in the future Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review


  8. says:

    I have enjoyed some books by this author in the past but I don't think I will read any books by her I've enjoyed her historical books that a slightly eerie and atmospheric vibe on the border of fantasy and this book seemed like it would be off to a good start It was so atmospheric and interesting and seemed like it would delve into some commentary about mental health in the 1920s with a feminist vibe I will say that compared to her other books the historical setting was sloppier The book felt modern with the historical mentions feeling like they were there to remind us that it was a historical read rather than to make it seem genuine I started to not like it around the time that it turned into a detective story It's hard to describe what happened exactly since I usually like historical mysteries but it was like this book was trying to do too much at once and it completely contradicted what it had tried to set up Then it just got absurd and just kept getting and absurd I started skimming it and laughed so hard at the end that I told my friend the plot twist and she said she couldn't take the book seriously based on that About sums it up Imagine an M Night Shyamalan level twist I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless you want to laugh at a plot twist but at least it made me laugh too much to be truly pissed off


  9. says:

    This book was a fast read all the plot happens very uick and suddenly That's not a bad thing but the progression feels rushed at some points of the story This felt like a b rated horror story and I don't even know wether this was a horror book it felt like a suspense movie but i digress the story is about reincarnation and how much the main character is willing to risk her career her reputation her sanity to allow herself to see beyond her training as a psychologist when confronted with occurrences that could prove that reincarnation is real or the elaborate con of a broken family in order to give their daughter a shot at celebrity This is what the main character faces at the beginning as the story continues she will have to face the uestion of what is real and along the way she will found out stuff about herself that lay dormant on her the ending feels a little predictable but if you are looking for an easy read beach train or vacation book to bring along this book fills the bill for that


  10. says:

    I almost didn’t read this book I’ve read all of Cat Winters’s novels and enjoyed them all for the most part Her other books hover around a 38 rating average but this one remained at a steady 35 which indicated to me that this likely wouldn’t be her strongest work Oddly enough this is my favorite of her novels by far Alice Lind is a trained psychologist attempting break into her male dominated field in the 1920s She has been traveling to different Oregon towns administering I tests when she becomes tangled up in a very strange case A seven year old girl Janie claims to be the reincarnation of Violet Sunday a 19 year old girl who died of drowning in Kansas a place Janie has never been The young girl knows complex math and has horrible nightmares of drowning Alice doesn’t believe in reincarnation but she is determined to solve this mystery and help Janie in any way she can and even begins to uncover her own mysterious past along the way First of all I loved the incorporation of psychology Maybe it’s because I mostly read YA where characters often don’t know what they’re going to do professionally but I always find it refreshing when a main character has a passion or is involved in some kind of professional field As someone who has some personal interest in psychology specifically from a writing standpoint I loved reading from the perspective of a psychologist I also thought this story was so atmospheric We have this rural Oregon town this young girl claiming to be reincarnated the mystery of who Violet Sunday was as well as the mystery of Alice herself The story felt so vivid It’s even a bit creepy The way Alice’s inner darkness is dealt with along with the complex family dynamic of the O’Daires Janie’s family were so intriguing I love seeing Alice become and invested in the family The supernatural bits the reincarnation were very interesting I’m not a hardcore fantasy person but I love stories that incorporate supernatural elements on a smaller scale I always find those to be much believable It seems like a lot of the low ratings are due to the ending It’s a very odd ending one I did not see coming at all While I am still sorting out how I feel about it I don’t think I minded it view spoilerI guess it did solve my main problem with the story—not liking the romance Michael struck me as off throughout whole novel As far the outcome with Janie I liked it I felt like it seemed realistic for the situation and Janie’s reaction to Friendly seemed so genuine for a child in that position hide spoiler


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Yesternight

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From the author of The Uninvited comes a haunting historical novel with a compelling mystery at its core In 1925 Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay Oregon There she expects to do nothing difficult than administer I tests to a group of rural schoolchildren A trained psychologist Alice believes mysteries of the mind can be unlocked scientifically but n. Just as haunting and eerie as the others yet despite enjoying myself not my favorite of her novelsAs usual Miss Winter's writing paints a vivid picture of the setting of the story so rich and electric you can practically taste and see everything surrounding the people and yourself in a way It draws you in sitting patiently with you as you devour and savor each pageThe reincarnation aspect hooked me instantly it's a concept that has always fascinated me and had me wondering what my past lifelives could have been a few answers my friends have contributed a librarian a ueen apparently I have that 'bearing' Imagine if you were remembering things from a completely different life and finding those connections did existMind boggling isn't itWe see everything through Alice's eyes She seems to keep us all at a distance as if we are sitting in the same room as her but she;s presenting everything like a lecture for a classroom or somethingBad explanation but close enough Given a certain event that happened in her past you can't really blame her for it Desperately trying to remake herself into who she wants to beJanie was an adorable child her father I didn't care one way or the other at first and he didn't really grow on me or feel as alive as the men from her other novels Her poor mother and Tillie I just wanted to hugMaybe I expected too much and built it all up in my head while the end results of what happened with Janie and finding the details of Violet were fascinating it wasn't as spectacular as I expected Tragic and beautiful in a sad way thoughWith Alice going to find her own answers that was fascinating She still kept us at arm's length but some of the pieces fell into placeWas she who she thought was in another life Did what she discovered near the end mean she wasn't or she is after all and she was meant to find that book then Janie and in turn find out the answers to what she went throughWhat happened in view spoilerYesternight hide spoiler

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Ow her views are about to be challenged by one curious childSeven year old Janie O’Daire is a mathematical genius which is surprising But what is disturbing are the stories she tells that her name was once Violet she grew up in Kansas decades earlier and she drowned at age nineteen Alice delves into these stories at first believing they’re no than the product of the girl’s vast imagina. After reading The Uninvited a while back was I eager to read from Cat Winters and getting a chance to read Yesternight her new novel made me very happy So happy that I moved it up uickly in my TBR mountain The idea of the book sounded fantastic with a young woman Alice Lind arriving on a little coastal hamlet to test children's I And there she finds a mystery a child that may be a reincarnation of a woman that died some years before But could this really be the truth And why does this spark a feeling of familiarity in Alice LindI think this book started off great I loved the idea of a little girl that could be the reincarnation of a woman that died years ago And I was curious to see how it all would turn out Would Alice find out the truth and also would she herself find out what really sparked an event from when she was a child and hurt some other childrenAs much as I enjoyed reading this book did it not engross me as much as The Uninvited had done Somewhere along the way the story just turned in a direction I was not nearly interested in reading about as the mystery with the little girl Janie O'Daire and the uestion of reincarnation One can say that when the story took the turn and I found out what Yesternight meant was the turning point to where I found the book didn't interest me as much as it had before However it was still good it just felt like the whole Janie O'Daire story was dropped and suddenly it was all about Alice Lind and her memories And I just didn't find that as intriguing to read about The ending was interesting but I can't help feeling that it was a bit obvious in a way and I also felt that I never really got a good closer to the Janie O'Daire mystery I mean what happened next with her I was curious to find out about her and what would happen next for her than Alice Lind's problem But I guess that's just me So this was not as good as the Uninvited But still a pretty interesting book I want to thank William Morrow for providing me with a free copy for an honest review

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Tion But slowly Alice comes to the realization that Janie might indeed be telling a strange truthAlice knows the investigation may endanger her already shaky professional reputation and as a woman in a field dominated by men she has no room for mistakes But she is unprepared for the ways it will illuminate terrifying mysteries within her own past and in the process irrevocably change her lif. If anyone doubts me when I say that a dodgy ending can ruin an otherwise good book I’ll give them this book and let it proves its point I have no idea how to convey the extent to which I am crushed by this book’s ending It started so well From the very first page I was drawn in by the writing style The deliciously gloomy atmosphere was so palpable you could feel the stormy weather seeping off the pages It gave me the chills Normally I would mock a movie that relied on conveniently timed rainstorms to create tension but Winters She knew how to weave the weather into the story without it being too purposefulI became uickly attached to our main character Alice Lind and her struggle to gain acceptance in the male dominated field of psychology It was really interesting to see how the story focused on the general public’s apprehension toward psychologists and the idea of therapy I was rooting for Alice as she faced down all the obstacles that came in the way of her dream job How was I meant to resist such a feminist story but that’s when things started going downhillJanie a seven year old mathematical genius is introduced in the opening chapters Alice is sent to help Janie's teacher extend her schooling but it turns out there's a lot to the story Since the age of two Janie has been speaking about her ‘before life’ She claims to have chosen to be born again that she is a reincarnation of a drowning victim named Violet Sunday Creepy right You would think this story would go one of two ways from here either the gloomy atmospheric writing style was setting us up for one hell of a horror story or it was going to keep its psychology theme and explore the treatment of mental illness in the 1920s Unfortunately it went neither of those two ways and that’s where all of my problems stem from Yesternight’s storyline became a detective story instead Alice investigated the possibility of Violet Sunday being a real person not a figment of Janie’s imagination I wish I could sum up how unnatural this turn of events felt within the story You know how nails on a blackboard make you feel edgy and uncomfortable It was kind of like that There was no consistency and it was so boringThe last uarter of the book was icing on the cake It was so weird and unnecessary Alice made decisions that seemed to go against her core personality and the whole thing had a distinctive lack of realism and logic The epilogue did nothing but infuriate me You know when you get so angry that you actually get physically sick to the stomach That Yeah that’s what happened to me I was so darn furious I hate when stories do things like that and it it honestly made me Hulk rageAfter finishing the book and letting myself stew in my misery I also realised that while the writing was certainly atmospheric it never really captured the 1920s period uite right Everyone knows that this is such a rich period of history but somehow Winters missed the mark The characters and dialogue felt too modern There were few attempts at slang and hints at the Prohibition and WWI but they were never organically incorporated into the story It’s like the author had to remind us when this book was set because it wasn’t obvious otherwise I did love that time was spent exploring women’s sexual and reproductive rights during this time period but it wasn’t enough to bring the 1920s to life in my opinion I was also annoyed by Janie’s lack of character development For someone so central to the storyline she had literally no personalityOverallIf you couldn’t tell I was completely disappointed with Yesternight For such a strong beginning this story’s plotline and the ending was just dull While the writing was definitely atmospheric I didn’t think that it captured the time period well I have heard fantastic things about Winters' other books so I may give her a second chance in the future Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review

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  • Yesternight
  • Cat Winters
  • English
  • 05 August 2017
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