Book Review: The History Major by Michael Phillip Cash

Hey my lovelies, due to the number of missing reviews over the past couple of months, for the next few weeks I have decided in order to get a number of book reviews out, you are going to be getting 2 reviews a week, one on a Monday and one on Friday's. And the first book review of the week is the History Major by Michael Phillip Cash. I received this book as apart of The History Major Book tour at WorldWind Book Tours.

Title: The History Major
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Publisher: Michael Phillip Cash
Pub. Date: January 4th 2016
Date Read:  9th September 2016
Pages: 120
Rating: 4.75 /5 stars
Goodreads Summary: After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday. She can't quite put her finger on it. She's sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she's registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her. Uncomfortable memories are bubbling dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality. Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?


I honestly loved the History Major, I don't make a habit of reading a lot of short stories, so when I was offered the chance to read this one, I wasn't so sure about reading it, as unless it is a part of a series I didn't really understand how somebody could fit an entire story with character development and the whole shebang in less than 150 pages. And still he managed to do it.

The History Major follows Manda, who wakes up in her college dorm room lost and confused, after a mysterious fight with her boyfriend with no recollection of her roommate or parts of her college, only knowing that she has a class in history that she didn't sign up for. From there we have various flashbacks to not only her own past but also to other famous historical figures. Due to this being a completely non spoiler review, I am having quite difficulty describing the novel, without mentioning the major plot points.

The reason that this novel isn't a full 5 stars from me, is because of Manda, at times she wasn't the nicest person, as shown in flashbacks and when meeting new people. As she does talk about her appearance quite abit making her appear quite shallow, this does not mean that she was a Mary-sue though, we do learn throughout the novella why she is insecure and feels the way she does towards others, and almost makes up for things she said in the final flashback. Which considering it is only 120 pages, shows quite a strong character development. 


Overall, I seriously enjoyed this book and will be reading it again and checking out other books by Michael Phillip Cash (as well as Stillwell). The writing style suited me personally and I liked that a lot of the dialogue used was internal monologue, as well as actual conversations. 

I would recommend this to anyone who loves history and whats to read a story that has more of a philosophical edge to it. This would be a great book to read if you want to boost your goodreads reading challenge, not only was it a good book and written well, it is also incredibly short. 

Book Links

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Author Bio

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres – Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. 
Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children. You can follow him @michaelpcash.

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A huge thank you to both WorldWind Book Tours and to Michael Phillip Cash for allowing me to read the History Major in exchange for an honest review. In fact Michael Phillip Cash was lovely enough to not only send me a physical copy of the History Major, but also a physical copy of his novella Stillwell, as well as some of his bookish merch. You will definitely be seeing a book review of Stillwell in the coming months. 

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