by Janine Caldwell

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DEUCE is the epic conclusion to The Vortex Series where we learn the fates of tennis star, Cassie Moore, and time-traveling musician, Trent Astor.

At the end of Double Fault, we discover that everything will change for seventeen-year-old Cassie after she disappears into thin air. Together, she and Trent must figure out why she's jumping time and if she will be sent on further missions to the past, all while keeping this larger-than-life secret from Cassie's family and friends.

However, all this secrecy causes Cassie's parents to suspect Trent is a bad influence on their daughter. They do everything in their power to keep them apart, making Cassie's new circumstances nearly impossible to manage.

Meanwhile, it seems Trent and his sister, Lorelai, will never be safe from the greedy world and its hunger for Trent's power. A new force threatens to destroy the anonymity Trent has fought for his entire life unless he can stop this new opposition first. But every choice has a consequence, and Trent must face the most difficult choice of his life.

Set in contemporary Northern California, the Vortex Series is a teen romance for those who enjoy a mashup of science fiction, fantasy, a little music, and tennis. This story is told from dual perspectives for the reader's intimate view into both Cassie and Trent's worlds. Family relationships, how they interconnect and drive our personalities, is the heart and soul of this YA time travel novel.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148207856
Publisher: Janine Caldwell
Publication date: 01/29/2014
Series: The Vortex Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 896 KB

About the Author

Janine Caldwell was raised in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Clayton. Four days after high school graduation, she attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in English.

Janine now lives in Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. When she's not trying to stay cool, she's playing tennis, practicing yoga, banging on the drums, or reading. As a lifelong literature fanatic, she knew it was a matter of time before she'd be obsessed with writing her own work. With relatives like the Brothers Grimm and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), she hopes fantasy writing is in her DNA.

Books published by Janine include The Vortex Series: REMATCH, DOUBLE FAULT, DEUCE and VISITED, a YA coming-of-age fantasy.

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Deuce 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
Just when Trent and Cassie think they'll finally get the happy ending they deserve, Cassie finds herself jumping through time. Somehow she has obtained the ability to time travel after being present at the Sedona vortex at the time of Dr. Fox's death. She figures out she must complete her mission in order to get back, but this is easier said than done. In addition, while Trent and Lorelai can cover up his travels, Cassie has to deal with a complication they've never had - parental interference. In this life, Cassie's parents are once again happy, but a bit overprotective. The real trouble begins when her parents tell her she needs to stop seeing so much of Trent. And in this timeline, a new enemy also presents itself. It looks like no world is perfect. One thing we can be sure of - Cassie and Trent are destined to be together. But will they finally find their happily-ever-after? Once again the story is told from the points-of-view of Cassie and Trent. The pace is hectic, as we follow Cassie on a few missions and wonder how she's going to deal with her sudden disappearances. The major (happy) incident that happens towards the end of the book may seem a bit over the top for a young adult book, however because of the time and place in which it occurs, it is perfect.   Just a reminder, never get your mother to do your editing. There are a number of editing errors including incorrect spelling (e.g., journies for journeys, eery for eerie), incorrect word usage (e.g., wreaks for wracks, shoot for shute, donned for dawned, base for bass, decimals for decibels, alter for altar, literary for literally, bare for bear, loaner for loner, duel for dual), and the mixing of past and present tenses. All in all, this is a very satisfying conclusion to a great series. I received this book in return for an honest review.
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
I wish to thank the author for allowing me to beta read this book for her. It has to be hard handing your hard work over to someone and not knowing what to expect. Janine…you rocked it! This is the third and final book in The Vortex Trilogy and let me tell you, it’s the best and that’s saying a lot because I’ve loved this trilogy from the first book. The series has seen some changes, a big one being the covers, which are amazing. There has been more PR on them, which is great because these books deserve it. This book has its highs and lows on personal levels for the characters. Changes in timelines, discoveries, time jumps that defy logic, fear, mystery, death, hope and love. With everything that happened in this book, culminating to a death, I wasn’t sure if Trent would be able to carry on or just call it quits. There are plenty of stressors going on for both Cassie and him, that I wasn’t sure where the ending would take me. The author never ceases to amaze me how to sculpted her characters, breathed life into them, and let them experience life in a way to would strike many down. With every book in this series, Janine Caldwell created a better, stronger and enjoyable story. Layers upon layers of stories that melded together perfectly. Characters, no matter how menial were never treated less than the others. Every book upped the ante on the one before it. This book just smashed the others to smithereens and took off like a rocket. The background stories were done, it was time to bring it and Janine Caldwell brought it and didn’t stop until the last word. You will find yourself cheering on the characters, crying with them and wringing your hands in anxiety for them. You will find yourself wanting to wrap your arms around Cassie and Trent and say, “Job well done.” Two lives that were brought together by the paranormal but sealed together through love. I recommend this book, and the two before it “Rematch” and “Double Fault,” to anyone who likes a good romance, mixed with time travel, heartaches and hope. When I first read this, I gave it 4 stars and I discussed with the author my reasoning behind it, but something she said stuck with me, “But the very fact you're hurting over it, that it roused emotion in you is what a writer strives for, right? If everything ended with a happy ending bow, it just wouldn't be as moving.” I’ve gone through this plot twist over and over again in my head, was upset about it and in conclusion, she’s right, 100% right. Now that I’ve had the time, ok it took me several months, to digest what happened and why, it’s caused me to change my rating to five beloved stars. If it’s gotten to me that long, than it’s good!