….dun dun dunnnnn!!!!
Just kidding. But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure wasn’t very scary. It was, however, very bizarre.
This book is a s emi-sequel to This Raging Light which Laure published in 2016. This story however is about Eden (the best friend of the main character from This Raging Light) who has just woken up from a coma after falling and hitting her head on the ice.
She may have woken up but she is most certainly not back to normal. She can’t shake the feeling that she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife.
She has hallucinations of seeing dark flowers (which I found to be odd – I mean couldn’t she hallucinate something more interesting?) and realizes that she had connected with another coma patient while she was “under”. Of course, she cannot tell anyone this because then she would really be crazy. Instead she befriends Joe, the mysterious boy who visits her coma-comrade Jaz every single day. Even though she knows it sounds crazy, Eden tells Joe that they might be able to talk to Jaz. Opening themselves up to the great unknown—and each other—Eden and Joe experience life: mysterious and scary, beautiful and bright.
I’m not going to lie, This Raging Light was much better and Eden as a character can fall a little bit flat. But overall the book was poignant and we got to revisit some amazing characters.