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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Review: Parachute by Holly Rae Garcia

by Holly Rae Garcia

A huge thanks to the author for this gifted copy.

Publisher: Easton Falls Publishing
Publish Date: May 20, 2022
120 Pages
Genres: Horror

Angela Rodriguez and her friends aren’t sure what they want out of life now that they’ve graduated high school, but they think there is plenty of time to figure it all out. When a trip to an abandoned elementary school leads to a break-in, they discover an old gym parachute.

Raising the fabric above their heads, the group expects it to balloon out around them like it did when they were younger. But instead, the parachute reveals alternate universes and terrifying worlds.

There’s only one rule…


My Review:

Garcia gave me feelings about Bigfoot in The Easton Falls Massacre Bigfoot's Revenge I read a couple years ago so when given the opportunity to read her latest, PARACHUTE, I jumped at the chance. JUMPED!  (honestly, no pun intended.. parachute, jump.. get it?  Yeah, I'll see myself out.... (ahem).  I LOVE it when a book brings back childhood memories and I had completely forgotten about the Parachute game from my childhood gym class.  Do they even do this anymore??? I mean, they SHOULD... but maybe not so much in the way this novella shows it. 😉

Could you imagine? Every time you lifted the parachute to be in this cute and fun air bubble with your friends, you're instead sent to varying worlds... and none of them seem that pleasurable the further you go along.  You think you figured out the rules but maybe it isn't as clear cut as you thought.  PHEW! I felt the heaviness of the gravity of it all in varying ways.  I understood the plight to want and need to go back and back and back and.... I'm also so curious as to how many other adventures lay waiting underneath the thick, colorful cloth. 

The more I read, the more I wanted more.  And that ending... it was a *bit* abrupt ... I have feelings and wants about it all.   But what a fun, FUN novella!!! I'm going to heed the author's advice in the acknowledgments and "just,  you know, try to avoid old gym parachutes."  Though, knowing me, if I ever came across one..... 😏


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