Reflections Book Cover Reflections
Clifton Kenny
YA Paranormal Fiction
Clifton Kenny Publishing
September 27, 2015

A humble youth. A paranormal gift. A haunting history. In 1974, Shane Sullivan is a quiet, gangly teen in the suburbs of Boston who discovers he can explore the ancestral memories of a person’s lineage. Confused and frightened, his pursuit of this supernatural ability takes him down a dark and unexpected road of history long forgotten —or rewritten by historians.

With the aid of his two friends, Jimmer and Paige, he contemplates a more ruthless version of the reality he thought he knew. Shane finds himself on a shocking journey into a celestial world of truth that puts him face-to-face with his own destiny.

Filled with ghostly, historic discoveries of good versus evil, Reflections is a faithful, mystical tale about one teen’s unique coming of age.

Reviewed by: Cassandra Wengewicz

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild

It is the 1970s and in Boston, Shane seems to be your average middle school kid. He has a close relationship with his best friends Jimmer and Paige. His parents are always out of the house working, making it a prime location for parties hosted by his older siblings. Life seemed normal until Shane began having strange visions.

With the help of his friends, Shane soon discovers that these visions are “reflections” on the past. He is able to explore a person’s lineage and their associated memories. The fearsome trio sets out on a journey, determined to unveil more about this mysterious gift. They quickly uncover a much darker and hidden history…one not mentioned within books.

The adventure continues, the true tale of history becoming clear piece by piece. Maneuvering through fears of the unknown, each reflection provides more information. What was once useful for a school project has now proven that each person is meant for more than initially thought. He is faced with struggles and surprises as he comes to recognize his true purpose.

This story is captivating and leaves the reading on a huge cliff hanger. Reflections shows how though we may feel our life is small and meaningless, we are often meant to do much more. Another lesson within this great novel is that we are all intended to do good, although bad decisions are often easier to make. This tale ties in history, accurately depicting the language used. The use of real events made this story more realistic. With a compelling plot, well developed characters, and constant surprises…this book would be a thrill for anyone to read.