Friday, 15 November 2013

Review: Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Transcendence #1
C.J. Omololu
Publication date: 21st May 2013
Reviewed by Rebecca

Transcendence was a book that instantly intrigued me as soon as I heard about it. The whole concept of past lives has always been something that interested me and it was great to see someone put a modern spin on it. Nicole finds herself a little unnerved by certain experiences on a trip to London with her sister Kat and can't make head nor tail of what is supposedly happening. A perfect stranger comes to her rescue and realises she is extra special, just like him. But how can he convince her?

I loved Griffon as a character - the way he tiptoed round Nicole, trying to help her piece together little segments of her past lives without pushing her too far. Nicole and Griffon soon find themselves falling deeper and deeper in love with each other but that means putting them both at risk.

Whilst I wasn't too keen on Nicole as a character as she seemed quite wishy washy, someone who blindly follows rather than making her own decisions, I did love the dynamic of hers and Griffon's relationship - they really cared about each other and slowly discovered more about themselves when around the other.

This works well as both a stand alone novel or as a series which it is to be, with Intuition coming out shortly. The book ends leaving enough for the reader to be satisfied but also enough unanswered questions to justify a series - I for one am very excited for the next book! 5 out of 5.

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