Giveaway Finalist #2: THE RETURNED

Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

The Returned Jason Mott CoverAll over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end. 

If you got a chance to return from death and revisit one place in the world, where would you go? In this giveaway sponsored by The Returned by Jason Mott, we asked our readers to submit an original image that presents the place to which they would most want to be Returned. Colleen R. was selected as one of the finalists for this entry. The winner will be the one whose submission reposted at gets the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 11. The only way to vote is to click the Facebook “like” button just above this post.




Manistee Michigan. My family moved here when I was a little girl. My parents had purchased the Lakeshore Motel which sat right on the beach of Lake Michigan. The beach was my backyard and we could watch changing weather coming toward us from Wisconsin from our living room balcony. Some of my favorite memories include listening to the foghorn of the lighthouse on foggy mornings (still my favorite sound), watching lightning storms over the lake, the smell of the many bonfires we had on the beach and the taste of the toasted marshmallows. It reminds me of family, of Christmases staring out at the frozen shore and pier. It is home.



Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every two weeks. No spam. We promise.

To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day.