Review: Crossfades by William Todd Rose

Crossfades: A Dystopian Novella - William Todd Rose

Publication Date: 19th May 2015


Publisher: Random House Publishing group - Hydra


ISBN: 9781101883686


Source: Netgalley


Rating: 2.5*



Some men fear their own deaths. Others dream of peace and heaven. But Albert knows exactly what he wants: to be the lord of his own private hell, where his eternal reward will be torturing the souls of his victims. And he knows how to get it.
While Chuck's dream of a promotion may be ordinary, his career is anything but. As a Recon and Enforcement Technician, Level II, at a mysterious organization known only as the Institute, Chuck spends his days rescuing souls that get trapped between this life and the next, caught in mini-hells known as crossfades.
Lydia has no dreams—only nightmares. There will be no awakening from the impossible realm of terror and pain where she's trapped . . . unless Chuck tracks her down. But this rescue will not be easy, not for a mere Level II technician. Because, in this place, Albert is god. And he's determined that none shall escape his wrath.



The exciting synopsis for Crossfades encouraged me to request it on Netgalley, but once I started reading, I was a little disappointed to be honest. I was expecting a suspenseful, gripping tale but this just didn't do it for me.

Whether the way it is written didn't light the fire in me, or I didn't find the story was like I had hoped, I'm not sure. Some parts were fast-paced and held me interest for a short while, but I was sorely tempted to skim read which is never a good sign.

I'm sure that other readers will really enjoy Crossfades. it just wasn't for me.


This review is merely my honest opinion and is primarily feedback for the author and/or publisher.


**I was provided with a review copy by the publisher, in return for my honest review**