Alina Popescu, Writer

Blog Stop: The Reunion by A.A. Pencil

Blog Stop: The Reunion by A.A. Pencil
December 10
19:00 2013

Anyone feeling like a little murder and some chills up your spine? Well, you’re getting them anyway! While I haven’t read this type of books in a while, A.A. Pencil’s The Reunion was a nice change of pace for me. Here’s what the story is all about:

C. Moore Catholic High School’s 10-year reunion was organized as many reunions are – to reminisce, to see who had made a success of their lives, and in truth, to gossip on who had not. But this party in the secluded, 1890’s mansion once owned by a long dead, paranoid WWII Veteran, was to become anything but typical.After a horrible accident within the mansion, the alumni realize they are locked in and fighting for their lives. Instantly, tempers rise and fingers are pointed as the number of living alumni begins to rapidly decrease. Theories range from there being a murderer in the midst to the mansion possibly being haunted by the previous owner’s ghost.Who or what is responsible and will anyone make it out alive?Find out for yourself in this combination of a mystery and psychological thriller, with a twisted ending!

I am so happy my high school reunion did not feel like this! These people are mostly annoying and you just want to punch them in the face. They are interesting though, even if it’s hard to find one to actually like. For the most part, I felt like I did as a kid reading a sci fi story that I just can’t remember the title of right now. Pretty much, there was this nice not-so-little alien hunting the humans on a space ship. And I was rooting for the alien.

While they type of people are not exactly innovative – the narcissistic self absorbed actress, the one guy that makes fun of everybody and creates trouble wherever he goes, the wife who can’t let go of her husband’s ex, although it’s been more than 10 years. These are all people you might think of as cliched, but they are far from it.

Some of them do give a new definition to mean, or even evil. Vengeful? Definitely.

As I knew it was a book about people being killed, I was suspecting plenty of them after the first two chapters and could not decide on what’s what. Which is just marvelous for this type of book!

The one thing that was a bit confusing and not in a good way was that the point of view tended to change fast, sort of falling into head hopping at times. This was still a gripping, interesting, rather scary read! Note this is a series, it’s supposed to not answer all of your questions, so don’t say you weren’t warned.

I say give The Reunion a try if you like mysteries and puzzles and shaking your head disapprovingly at your characters! I actually find that quite refreshing, too many lovable from the start characters out there :)

About the author

A. A. Pencil works part time as a school nurse at an all-boys Catholic school in New York City. As a Lupus survivor, she uses writing as a significant part of her therapy and you will see influences from classical writers such as Agatha Christie and Edgar Alan Poe in her work.  When not working or writing, she enjoys cooking, shopping and walking. She has sponsored a child in Mexico for over three years with a children’s organization. She currently lives in a borough of New York City with her extended family who are her greatest supporters. 

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