Dying to Return

Dying to Return

by Trish Marie Dawson
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Overview

Dying to Return by Trish Marie Dawson

Piper Willow's adventure in the afterlife continues in the third book of The Station Series, as she struggles to discover who she is and what is expected of her. Faced with decisions that could change everything, she must weigh her desire to be with the ones she has come to love, or satisfy her curiosity and find out what lies beyond her world with someone new.

What Piper experiences and the choices she makes could not only alter the delicate inner workings of the Station, but the delicate balance that Piper has managed to maintain inside herself.

In the end, will it all be worth it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517743147
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2015
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Trish was born and mostly raised in San Diego, California, where she lives now with her family and pets. She began writing short stories and poetry in high school after an obsession with Stephen King's 'The Stand'. After over fifteen years of crazy dreams and an overactive imagination, she began her first book, 'I Hope You Find Me', in December of 2011. It was then that her first Fantasy series was born.

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Dying to Return 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
An amazing story, as deeply emotional as the first two books in The Station series.  There are moments that become just as deeply personal for the reader as they are for the characters in the book.  This is a series that is, in a single word, exceptional. There is such love in the book... love between friends, romantic love, and love that falls somewhere in between.  It provides a completely new perspective on life, the afterlife, and just what is out there.  There is a lot of imagination and creativity in this story and opens the reader to possibilities that might never have occurred to them.  There is an undeniable thread of hope through even the darkest of times which is a comforting thought.  On a personal note, I read these books during a pretty dark time of my own, and there were times that I questioned whether or not it was the right time to read them.  There were times when I thought my heart was breaking, sobbing as I read on.  But they gave me hope for my own dark time and that is a beautiful thing,   Like the last book, there were surprises, too.  There were times when I wondered just how I felt about those surprises and that kept me turning the pages.   Things to love about Dying to Return...    --The emotions.  Sad, happy, loving, uncertainty.  They were all there and they all affect you as a reader.    --The beauty.  There is such poignancy in this series and it shines through at unexpected times.    --The surprises.  Oh, and there were some.  Some good, some bad, some that made you angry, some that were bittersweet.  But all were engaging. My recommendation:  I was sad to finish this book, thinking it was the end of a series that I am not ready to let go.  But I talked to the author and it is NOT the end.  It is, however, the end of Piper's story, but there will be more from The Station!  This is a series that truly affected me, changed my life a bit, and I HIGHLY recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything about these books was unique and thought provoking. Worth every penny.
Kshaigwood More than 1 year ago
 I've waited a while before posting my review, mainly because I had a lot to think about, and I wasn't sure just how I felt about any of it. So now I'm here and I've come to a lot of conclusions about my feelings toward this series.  I had so many theories about how this book, in particular, would end. I should have known better than to try and guess; Ms. Dawson is anything but predictable. However, she did start the series full of action, kept me enthralled and interested and always wanting more, and then she started sewing. Yep, it's the only way I can think of to explain this series. It's like a quilt, or maybe a puzzle. Piper had a lot of issues to struggle through, each one unique and completely tattered, but Ms. Dawson took each problem, studied it, and then figured out the best (not necessarily the easiest) way for Piper to overcome or fix them. She sewed them all up together and ended this series perfectly. It is complete and perfect, maybe not exactly the way I pictured it would end, but it was perfect for Piper. Even though it's finished, I still long to read more about Piper Willow. Trish opened up a whole unique world when she started 'The Station' series, so maybe we'll see her and her friends again someday. I will read this series again and again. I recommend it to mature young adults and adults. Although there is no sex or strong language, there are scenes that may not be appropriate for immature teens, because of the sexual abuse and suicide mentioned. Not a story I will ever forget. 5 stars from me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as gripping as 1st but good to have follow up
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started a little out there and was not quite as captivating as the first 2. Admittedly this one took a sort of sci-fi turn and I'm not a fan of sci-fi. It distracted me from latching on to her new potential love interest. I skipped around a lot. But definitely recommend reading to sort of sum up the series. I have struggled in prior reviews as how to rate positively a series surrounding suicide. Thank goodness the author summed it up in closing notes: "my intent is not for readers to think suicide will transport someone into a better place, but to give hope that even after death, one can redeem themself and find peace." I hope that's true for all.
onecurvyblogger More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars If you’ve been around the blog a few weeks, you probably realize my interests don’t usually tend to veer to the YA side of romance. I spend most of my time reading sexy books with lots of descriptive content, not suitable for those younger than 18. However, every once in a while I come across a book that captures my attention. Dying to Forget caught my interest on one of those freebie sites we all know and love, so I picked it up on a whim. The synopsis did not disappoint! It was just as spectacular and mysterious as it sounded. . . and we all know how they can fail miserably. The first chapter in, I was kinda leery how this book was going to play out. The heavy emotional stuff starts pretty early in (for good reason), however, it didn’t touch me at first, most likely because I wasn’t invested in the characters. There was also some typical slut shaming that kind of irritated me, but it pretty much calms down in the first few chapters, when more important things come to a head. Once I became enthralled, I was hooked. The author’s writing is so descriptive, I could clearly picture the different settings, the characters, everything. Oh, the life you can live in someone’s else’s mind. When Piper’s first date doesn’t go as planned, she looses herself in reckless behavior to forget what happened to her, and accidentally harms her best friend in the process. She decides she doesn’t want to live with the guilt anymore, and now must face the consequences of her actions – volunteer to help guide other teens into living full lives, or face her own personal hell. The Station, a place in the Afterlife for those who commit suicide, is described as a group of several sterile buildings that reminds me of a school of sorts, including lots of paperwork! (paperwork as penance for suicide? Harsh!) Admissions is where the volunteer would decide on their choice, sign paperwork, and review their lives leading up to the decision to commit suicide. (You can imagine how intimidating that would be – I was terrified by the idea, and I was just reading about it!) Training is where the volunteers go goes to train for their jobs, and the Consignment building is where volunteers are given their charges. I ended my life because I couldn’t live with the pain and the guilt. . . spending eternity with it would just be. . .unbearable. Piper was a great main character. I could really see how much her outlook on life had changed, and her personality with it. She’s devoted to helping those make better life choices than hers, and she cares about every one of her charges. She’s so happy and uplifting, I want to be friends with her! Slone, Piper’s very first charge, is a pretty boy on the outside, but has self-esteem issues worse than any typical teenage girl’s. He’s living by himself after the accidental death of his step-brother, the suicide of his mother, and being abandoned by his step-father. It’s understandable that he doesn’t want to be alone anymore. That is where Piper comes in. She has to use the best of her abilities as this guys sub-conscious (poor guy. . . he has a female as a subconscious… can you imagine? :O) to move him down the right path, away from self harm and towards loving himself. It’s fun to watch her do this while having no physical body whatsoever. so basically Plainly speaking, this book was spectacular. The newly created Afterlife is so intriguing, I can’t wait to read more… The characters were as real as can be when one of them is dead. And those dang plot twists that I didn’t see coming. I was so focused on what was happening, I was completely blown away by the ending. You got me, Dawson. I’m a new fan! I recommend Dying to Forget to all YA fans young and old, and to anybody who loves a good fantasy.
Slpa2005 More than 1 year ago
This last (?) book in the Dying series was interesting. I didn't get into it as much as I did the first two and at times, it actually felt like a completely different series altogether. The ending didn't fit the journey. All the characters that I loved from the first two books were basically nonexistent in this one and the new characters that were brought in really didn't feel like they had purpose. I was disappointed. I know that this author is super talented and will offer up something that I will enjoy again so she is still on my 'To Be Read' list. :-) 
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