Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rewrite Redemption Review

So the cover drew me into this book immediately and then the title peaked my intrest and got me thinking of the possibilities. After reading the blurb, I knew without a doubt that I HAD to read Rewrite Redemption. *pats self on shoulder* Sometimes, I'm convinced I have a superpower for picking good reads, fierce reads! Oi vey I have read less than a handful of books that were like painful for me to finish. Seriously it hurt to read them but Rewrite Redemption was an amazing story and I was thankful for not having kids because they may have been neglected towards the end. I did not see that coming at all.


**I also may have been a little excited when I got the email saying I'd be on the tour**

**yeah, pretty intense freaking cover. If you ask me**

Here's the blurb for my curious pretties out there:

Rewrite Redemption is a YA romance with paranormal/sci-fi elements.
She’s sixteen. He’s seventeen. They don’t know each other…at least not yet.
She has a secret and her whole life revolves around keeping it. Every few months and with little warning, she simply disappears, pulled into the past for hours or even days. She’s terrified it will happen in front of someone, changing her life forever. So far, the only witnesses have been her parents, and that didn’t end well. She has no control over it and no idea why it happens to her.
She wants answers.
He has answers—at least he understands what’s going on. He has a secret, too. He’s part of an organization that goes back in time to rewrite reality. But he also has a problem. He broke the organization’s number-one rule by altering his own timeline. As punishment, he’s been blocked from time travel, which is most unfortunate. Because the changes he made to his timeline, accidentally resulted in disaster for his family. A disaster he’s now prevented from repairing. No one can travel beneath the organization’s radar except a Shadow. But they’re rare, so rare he’s never even met one.
Then he moves to her town.

My Review

4.5 Stars

My latest fetish with reading has been the multiple points of view storytelling concept. I love seeing the storyline from different perspectives, especially when they're such different characters. Another thing that helps to earn brownie points in my court is when the main characters grown up throughout the story, which makes them stronger and the story just a bit more epic. Walker did an outstanding job creating her cast of characters and their interactions and relationships that were so heart felt and real. Some moments I did feel like I was witnessing them myself, not reading the pages of a book. Constantine was the cause of quite a few eye rolls in the beginning of Rewrite Redemption but boy...he earned redemption from me throughout the book. Ipod and Lex are A.J's best (and only) friends and do a great job of supporting her throughout her harrowing journey. It was nice to see backup friendships have that much care and consideration put into them and everyone blended into the story perfectly.


A.J. or Autumn has dealt with some issues with disappearing since she was a baby. Now she's left almost an adult with two friends, major issues, some secrets and this new kid that may or may not be able to help her. And you may or may not want to slap him in the beginning for his sometimes immaturish ways (but then you remember he's a boy and you remember I said this book earns him redemption<--not a spoiler)! A.J. was a fierce leading character and did girls proud all over the world! I loved her story and was sucked in from the beginning until the very end. The emotions that Walker dragged out of A.J throughout her journey and try at romance, were wrenched from my heart as well. I'm telling you, the chemistry in this book is stunning. The actions (from small gestures to big ones) bring each and every character to life.


**Me when I kept realizing nothing I thought would happen did and that Walker had written even better twists and turns**


**There was definitely some of this going on too**

The plot line will keep you intrigued until the last page. I swear I read the last half of the book with my heart stuck in my throat, breathing carefully to ensure I didn't miss one word. There's not enough science thrown in that it feels like your reading a lesson or that you need a reference guide in the back of the book so you can understand. Walker does an excellent job of blending her concepts into the story, and also tying in some old school stories of lore (A FAVORITE for me<--wrote a paper in college *woot woot*), which lead me to hope and pray there will be more books to this series. Pick it up, give it a shot, read Rewrite Redemption! It's amazing.


**Wonderful job J.H. Walker, thank you so much for sharing your story with the world. Now read it my pretties**

About the Author

My life has been rather unconventional. Born insanely curious into an authoritarian, religious family, I know what it’s like to not fit in. My teen years were a struggle, and I remember them in all their intensity. That’s why I like writing for young adults.
I grew up in Central America, surrounded by jungle, and was never too far from the ocean. I observed other cultures, including an indigenous tribe that, at the time, had seen little of the modern world. While there, I slept in a hammock in a bamboo hut, dressed in tribal clothing, and helped bring three babies into the world in at the tender age of fourteen. I survived a hurricane aboard an ocean liner, canoeing through alligator infested waters, P.E., my brother’s pet tarantulas, sky diving, parasailing over the Pacific shoreline, rock climbing, a ropes course blindfolded, and walking barefoot across hot coals. I’m not done having experiences.
I attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, but was so obsessed in my quest to understand human behavior; I left midstream to travel the country and study with people doing groundbreaking work in the field. I’m certified in Ericksonian Hypnosis, am a Master of Neuro-linguistic Programming and have worked with world-class athletes, including members of the U.S. Ski Team. I’ve completed advanced studies with some of the most brilliant minds of my time in the field of NLP and am a perpetual student of sociology and human behavior.
I live with my photographer husband in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. I’m surrounded by trees. And I will always remain insanely curious.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Mallory: Thanks so much for your review and for hosting me on your site.