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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Blog Tour: Review: Transcendence

Title: Transcendence
Series: Transcendence # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: C.J. Omololu
Publisher: Walker & Coompany
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider.
As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both.
Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?"
Mesmerising from the start, the memories of the past haunts the reader just as it haunts the  characters.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the memories that haunts the characters. With each new memory that has surfaced, Cole faces a dark past that keeps me entertained. I loved the feel of the blinding emotions that hits the reader when the memories keep coming and get stronger. As the picture begins to get clearer and more information comes up, I am able to thoroughly enjoy the book till the end.

The love interest definitely plays well. With years of life hidden from her, Cole faces some hard choices as to who Griffon really is to her. Is he her one true love? Or the one that got away? I had a feeling that as this series progressing, the reader will be swept away as to the knowledge of what part Griffon really plays in her life. That aspect alone makes me want to second book ASAP.

My only gripe of the book is I couldn't quite grasp the bigger picture of it. While the author provides much information there is still some lacking to help the reader see where exactly the book is going. Since the book is a series, I am assuming the author will give more information as the story progresses. I guess that is why I need the second book already, so I can understand where the story line is headed.

Transcendence is full of dark past that come back to haunt. With little memory, the reader is engaged to keep reading till the reader. Wonderfully engaging, Transcendence is great!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. This does sound like a good one, hadn't heard of it (until you B.O.D video). Great review, hopefully the author will delve more into the bigger picture in the upcoming novels!


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