Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Transcendence by C.J. Omololu
About the book:
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?
I had the opportunity to read this book as an e-ARC. There were a lot of things that I liked about Transcendence. I really liked the main characters Cole (Nicole) and Griffon; they weren't your typical boy and girl and neither was their relationship. There was enough mystery surrounding Griffon to keep things interesting and Cole was pretty down-to-earth for a cello prodigy. I loved how the book kept me wanting to read more! If a book can capture my interest right away, that is always a huge plus! I also enjoyed how things began to connect towards the end of the story. There are a couple of things to be aware of if you are a parent of a teenager reading this book. There is a scene where the main characters who are high school students, drink alcohol like it is no big deal. This book also contains profanity. Overall, this is a good read and held my interest all the way through. It is the first in a series and has an interesting idea about reincarnation. I will definitely be reading the next book! I give Transcendence three and a half stars out of five.
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I received this book for free. This is my honest review.
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