EQUILIBRIUM (Portal Chronicles Book Two)

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It's not every day you see a naked body slumped by the side of the road...

This ominous sight is just the beginning of a mystery that will span two dimensions.

When California teen Arizona Darley and her siblings go missing, their mother, Dr. Olivia Darley, discovers that the time-travel portal she invented has been hijacked.

Is the hijacker responsible for the disappearance of her children? Have the children ...

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Overview

It's not every day you see a naked body slumped by the side of the road...

This ominous sight is just the beginning of a mystery that will span two dimensions.

When California teen Arizona Darley and her siblings go missing, their mother, Dr. Olivia Darley, discovers that the time-travel portal she invented has been hijacked.

Is the hijacker responsible for the disappearance of her children? Have the children been transported to another dimension? If so, the police and FBI will never be able to find them, and Olivia must find a way to rescue her children on her own.

How will she do this without access to the portal?

EQUILIBRIUM is book two of the Portal Chronicles.

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Editorial Reviews

Deanna Figueroa
TOP 1000 REVIEWER

So put your big girl panties on and D-E-A-L." - Arizona Daley to herself.

Ahahaha! I love this line from Equilibrium, Imogen Rose's sequel to Portal and the 2nd in the Portal Chronicle Series. The third book is in the works and I say, "None too soon, get to work!" I couldn't resist saying to myself, "Thank goodness!
Dawn Judd
Best Picks for 2010 --Breakout Books Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615376813
  • Publisher: Imogen Rose
  • Publication date: 7/14/2010
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Imogen Rose was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she has been based for the past ten years. Storytelling is her real passion and she is excited to be publishing, PORTAL, her first work of fiction.
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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Freaking Awesome!

    Equilibrium is much more serious than Portal in my opinion, but it fits the role of the book well! Imogen out did herself on this one.

    Arizona and Kellan are kidnapped while down at the lake watching the stars. When they wake up neither of them can move and they don't know where they are or why they are there. Turns out they are in a very dark, very smelly cement room... but they can't figure a way out of it, and on top of things... they were drugged and can't function well.

    A door in the room opens and a blinding ray of light comes in, with no warning someone is dragging Arizona towards the light and away from Kellan. Where are they taking her and why?

    That's all Arizona can remember when she wakes up in a house that she definitely recognizes... but not where she has been living. She hears a voice beckoning her to get up and get ready for school... who is that? Is that her DAD? Arizona has woke up in her bed, back in the dimension where she lives with her dad and she is a rough and tumble hockey player. But she doesn't see in the mirror what she expected.... she woke up Barbie Arizona.

    Arizona doesn't know how she got here, but she does know that she wants to get back to her life as Arizona Daley and be with Kellan, her siblings and her mother. How is she going to get back, when she has no idea how she got here to begin with?

    Equilibrium is full of suspense! Which I thought really made the book. Arizona finds that she has adapted to her life as Arizona Darley a bit better than she had originally thought. I also love the reactions of all her friends in her life as Arizona Stevens, when they see her with blonde hair! Its priceless! I also like how the relationship between Kellan and Arizona is progressing. We also find out a secret about David, which I was shocked at, but loved every minute! This book is a page turner... I had to finish it one sitting!... I just couldn't help myself! Yet another great read from Imogen Rose!

    Look for Quantum, which is the sequel to Equilibrium. Out Now!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Loved the Sequel

    I love series books and the 2nd book (Equilibrium) of the Portal chronicals proved to be a fantastic and fun read. I loved that it answered many questions from Portal, but left you anxiously awaiting Quantum. Great Job Imogen Rose and keep them coming!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    LOVE this book!

    I was so delighted with Imogene Rose's first book Portal, loved everything about it! Now comes Equilibrium and the second installment in the series does not disappoint, is just as awesome as Portal. I love her theme of time travel and multiple dimensions. The characters are engaging and the pace of the book never lags. It was hard for me to put it down. It has a very nice flow as the story shifts between characters and locations. LOVE THIS BOOK! Can hardly wait for Book 3!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Freaking Awesome!

    Equilibrium is much more serious than Portal in my opinion, but it fits the role of the book well! Imogen out did herself on this one.

    Arizona and Kellan are kidnapped while down at the lake watching the stars. When they wake up neither of them can move and they don't know where they are or why they are there. Turns out they are in a very dark, very smelly cement room... but they can't figure a way out of it, and on top of things... they were drugged and can't function well.

    A door in the room opens and a blinding ray of light comes in, with no warning someone is dragging Arizona towards the light and away from Kellan. Where are they taking her and why?

    That's all Arizona can remember when she wakes up in a house that she definitely recognizes... but not where she has been living. She hears a voice beckoning her to get up and get ready for school... who is that? Is that her DAD? Arizona has woke up in her bed, back in the dimension where she lives with her dad and she is a rough and tumble hockey player. But she doesn't see in the mirror what she expected.... she woke up Barbie Arizona.

    Arizona doesn't know how she got here, but she does know that she wants to get back to her life as Arizona Daley and be with Kellan, her siblings and her mother. How is she going to get back, when she has no idea how she got here to begin with?

    Equilibrium is full of suspense! Which I thought really made the book. Arizona finds that she has adapted to her life as Arizona Darley a bit better than she had originally thought. I also love the reactions of all her friends in her life as Arizona Stevens, when they see her with blonde hair! Its priceless! I also like how the relationship between Kellan and Arizona is progressing. We also find out a secret about David, which I was shocked at, but loved every minute! This book is a page turner... I had to finish it one sitting!... I just couldn't help myself! Yet another great read from Imogen Rose!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    Lookit! A sequel that doesn't suck!

    A sequel. Part two. Book two. Two little words that make me cringe. As a rule, I try to avoid series (although it seems that is all I'm reading these days, go figure). It's not that I have anything against them. I like the character development that can happen across multiple books. I like following story lines and threads through to the bitter end. I don't like BOOK TWO though. That usually means that, well, it's going to suck. What is it with "book two"? Do authors set out to make them bad or does it just happen that way?

    I read the first book of this series and got to the end where I realized there will be a book two. I really wanted to cry. It meant that a story I liked would likely be slaughtered. But I powered through and I bought Equilibrium just the same. Man, am I glad that I did! Imogen Rose has done a fantastic job of continuing the story while introducing us to new elements. There wasn't a sucky story line in the bunch. Kudos to her! Well edited, well executed and just downright fun.

    The thing that I think I like about these books is that they are not heavy. It's pretty light scifi time travel, which is right up my alley. There's a young adult element to it, but unlike other popular YA, I don't feel the need to have a friend hold down Arizona while I beat the living snot out of her. She's a likable character with very realistic teenage angst. It just happens that her mom built a time portal and she remembers her life from another dimension. Yup, pretty normal, alright!

    Seriously though. This book is very well done. The author is definitely one to watch. Her writing style is perfect for this sub-genre of YA and I hope she sticks with it. Her writing was great in the first book and she doesn't disappoint in the second. I'm told the third book will be out in the Fall 2010. Let's hope! The ending left me on edge, ahhh!, cliffhangers!

    I'd give this 4.5 stars if I could. It loses a half star because there's a few time where the... I'm not sure of the phrase for it, but who's "speaking" change. It goes from being narrated to first person (Arizona) a few times without really giving us a heads up as to what's going on. For instance, it went from telling us what Rupert was doing and a few paragraphs later it read "I laughed". Um, the narrator laughed? SO very minor and not something I would noticed usually. And yes, there was a ---- break to show a change of scene. It's my own personal niggle. I'm weird like that, folks!

    Very highly recommended. A light read that will leave you smiling. Trust me, just buy it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Best book I have ever read!

    This would make an amazing movie!:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    Awesome!

    Great sequel, love this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Show some girl power!

    Ugh...I love time travel. That part was fairly interesting, especially the concept of the wanderes. But it's surprising the main character can walk on her own because the author is constantly referring to her "throwing herself" into her boyfriend's arms, sitting on his lap, cuddling, ad nauseum. Make her into a real young woman, able to function without a "man's strong arms."

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

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    Increasing the Intensity

    The adventures of reluctant time-traveler Arizona Stevens continue in this second installment of Imogen Rose's "Portal Chronicles." Although first reading "Portal," the initial book in the series, might be preferable, Rose sets the stage well enough in this volume for those just joining to quickly orient themselves.

    "Equilibrium" is "Portal" with the heat turned up. The decisions Arizona faces are harder; the situations more perilous. As relatively minor characters who were mostly on the sidelines in "Portal" become more involved the complexity and intensity increases.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

    Could not put Equilibrium down!

    I eagerly awaited the sequel to Portal after its cliffhanger ending. Equilibrium did not disappoint! It started off with a bang and kept me on the edge of my seat and up way too late. :)

    I loved being back in the worlds of Arizona and her family/friends. Imogen Rose weaves a tale that is exciting, thought provoking and filled with warmth. Her characters are so real you almost feel as if you know them. I was able to completely escape the stress of my day by immersing myself in Equilibrium.

    As others have stated, you could read it as a stand alone book but I would urge you to also read Portal as it is an excellent novel as well.

    I am reading the third book in the series, Quantum, right now and it's even better than the first two. Great series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

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    Great sequel

    If you loved Portal by Imogen Rose, the story of tomboy Arizona Stevens who hates her little sister and whose parents are divorced, waking up one day in the back of a van and into an alternative universe where she becomes Arizona Darely, a blond cheerleading who loves her little sister and whose parents love each other even more..you will love this book.

    The story Equilibrium addresses some of the nagging questions the reader might have had from the first book, and dives more into the life of Arizona's mother, Olivia Stevens. The reader will learn more about Olivia's colleagues too, as well as their children and lives which have been altered dramatically by the 'portal'.

    The reader will re-discover the passion Arizona and Kellan shared from the first book, falling in love with their union all over again. A healthy mix of science fiction and romance, this story is not cliche, nor sappy and it doesn't drown the reader in science fiction either.

    I enjoyed it more than the first book!

    A great read for those who love the Sookie Stackhouse Series and the passion of Twilight, fans of Portal will not be disappointed in this sequel entitled Equilibrium.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    EXCELLENT

    This book explains so much about what happened to Arizona. It introduces a new type of time travel. I don;'t want to reveal any spoilers. I would definitely recommend this book. Read the first one before this one of course. I bought the whole series based on the sample for Nook. I loved it! I am know blazing through Book 3, Quantum.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    They keep getting better...

    They keep getting better...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    The Second of the Series

    This one is just as good as the first book. It's a little bit science fiction, a little bit teen romance, and just all around good reading.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    LOVE THIS BOOK

    This book is a step up from the first one. This second book has a little more fantasy than the first one, but it was still AWESOME!!!!

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Worthwhile follow up

    Good series. Entertaining, although the teen romance stuff is bit ridiculous. Geared toward young adults but still kept my attention. I will read the whole series. Worth the nook price.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    I loved this 2nd book!

    I couldn't wait to start this book. I loved the first, this one followed along perfectly!

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

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    Good Story

    The second in the Portal series. A good book and it kept me interested. I think it is geared more towards teens and younger adults but any age enjoyes a good well written story.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    Love this series!

    I just finished this book and just downloaded the third. I am loving this series! Nice mix of paranormal romance and syfy!

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