Book Review: The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

THE WAITING-ROOM

“We’d always promised that when our wrinkles sagged across the surface of every one of our limbs, we’d find a way to say sayonara to the world together. (But) I was too early. I left her—her worst fear.” – The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

This was an interesting love story, one that grabbed me from the moment I read the description. It’s about fate, love, reincarnation, and the choices we make with each life and even the ones that come after and in-between. It’s metaphysical and philosophical, definitely not your typical love story or romance which means it’s also miscategorized in the Amazon store, which is unfortunate because that means it’s invisible, algorithm-wise.

Yes, they have their happily ever after but not before Jude ends up dying first and finds himself in what he can only call “the waiting room,” a place in between lives where people have minutes or a few hours before some mysterious receptionist calls out their names and they walk through the doors and into their next lives. Only Jude is never called. Instead, he looks out the windows to watch Nina grieve and ultimately live her life without him. Is it because he’s waiting until she joins him? What then? Is it a predetermined existence for their next life together? Will they find each other again and again and again? What if they don’t?

Alysha gifted me the paperback through her blog and I ended up reading this story in Kindle Unlimited on my Kindle Fire late into the night.

You can read The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye here.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

    1. It was happy 🙂 Don’t let my review mislead you. It’s actually a very interesting read. More metaphysical literary fiction with romantic elements in different guises. It’s a journey basically. I’m still trying to figure out what category it really belongs to in the amazon store because it’s buried in Romance where it doesn’t belong.

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      1. True. It definitely gives you something to think about since it delves into reincarnation, destiny, and all that. The romance is there but it’s not exactly “category romance” like “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl again” type of romance. I’d call it more a metaphysical love story.

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