"Beautiful prose, an intelligent plot, and a heroine as fabulous as she is uniqueI couldn't put it down!" C. J. Redwine, The Defiance Trilogy
For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Alex Wayfare has had visions of the past. Visions that seem so real they leave her breathless, feeling as if she really was onboard a ship bound for colonial America, or rising to the top of the first Ferris wheel at the Chicago World’s Fair.
But these brushes with history are not simple jaunts back in time, nor do they come without a price. Alex's visions wrench her from her life in the present without warning, returning her with mysterious wounds and inexplicable, lasting effects. Desperate for a normal life, Alex wants to discover the meaning of her visions and get rid of them once and for all.
It isn’t until she meets Porter, a stranger who seems to know more about her than she knows about herself, that Alex learns the truth: she is a Descender, capable of traveling back in time to her fifty-six past lives by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife.
With fifty-six lifetimes to explore, historical secrets to unlock, and hidden treasures to unearth, descending back in time becomes irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with blue eyes keeps showing up in each one of them. But the more Alex descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want Alex to travel again. Ever. And will stop at nothing to make sure her current life, her fifty-seventh, is her last.
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Needs 2 b a series
I have to say of all the time traveling books I've read I have to say I really enjoyed this one more so than the others (granted it hasn't really been that many I have read, but still). I do have to say that I was not all that fond of the personality of the main character Alex Wayfare in the beginning of the book, she was pretty much one of those "mean girl" types that I went to high school with with a piss pour attitude towards everyone, however she was much more bearable in the end. With that being said I have to say it's a pretty good read if you like a little scifi mixed with humor, action, and a tad of romance. I will probably read it again in the future.
Alex can't explain some of the things that happen to her. She finds herself having 'visions' that feel so real, it's as though she was there when it happened, and that seems to be getting her in trouble. What Alex finally finds out is that she's what is called a 'Descender'. She can travel back in time by accessing any one of her fifty-six past lives. CAN YOU IMAGINE? I mean... I don't know if I believe in past-lives or anything, but it's definitely intriguing and Buehrlen definitely provides us with a story that kept me turning pages. I was so interested in the past lives that she had lived I wanted her to keep going back... alas, we only get to experience a few of them in this installment - though I'm definitely looking forward to book 2 to see where we go from there. In addition to the time-travel aspect we definitely get some mystery and suspense as well as a bit of a romance that will give you some absolute swoons. I truly enjoyed this read and if you like unique plots definitely add this to your 'to read' list!