Saturday, May 5, 2012

Book Review: Transcendence by C.J. Omololu


Transcendence
(Book 1)
by C.J. Omololu
Received from publisher from publisher via Netgalley
Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.70
Pages: 336

Before I get into my review, here's the summary available on Goodreads:

Love isn’t the only emotion to survive death . . .



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?

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

My Overall Thoughts/ Impressions: First off, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for giving me an e-galley to review this novel. 

I went into this novel with absolutely no expectations and I was blown away with how much I enjoyed this story. I loved the character Cole from the moment she entered the story and I can say the same about Griffon. The characters were well-developed and the chemistry between them was undeniable.

The plot was fairly original. I thought I wouldn't be too interested in books about reincarnation; however, I've read so many amazing books about this topic that I'm reconsidering.

This novel was one that I stayed up all night reading and has definitely caught my attention. The writing was masterful and Omololu has created a world that I want to revisit. I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel  Fated. This was her sophomore novel. 

If you are looking for an intriguing YA paranormal novel, than this is the novel for you.

In Summary: I went in with no expectations and fell in love with this story. Omololu has weaved an intriguing tale that I will definitely be keeping tabs on.

Warnings/Side-notes: This novel is fairly clean. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. 

The Wrap-up: I'm glad I took a chance on this one. I only read it because I loved the cover. Thankfully, the cover didn't lead me astray. Definitely recommend this one. 

Love,

Danica Page




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