Saturday, 15 June 2013

AROUND THE UNIVERSE BOOK TOUR: Rewrite Redemption By Jill Walker **REVIEW ADDED**



Book Title: Rewrite Redemption
Author: J.H. Walker
Release Date: January  25, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Book Links
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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.



Rewrite Redemption is told in the alternating POVs of teenagers A. J. Jones and Constantine DeMille. It takes place primarily in Boulder, Colorado, in present day.

A. J. speaks:
It was a harsh awakening.

Pain hit first as I fought for consciousness. Panic followed, and I struggled to see in the glaring, noonday sun. I scrambled up, pain screeching through my head, stuff falling out of my arms, looking around frantically from between my fingers.

No one in sight.

My stupid hair was in my eyes and all crazy and tangled around me. I shoved what I could behind my shoulders and felt my head—a lump the size of a walnut made me wince. I searched for blood, but luckily my fingers came back dry. I wondered if I’d been out long. I sucked in a breath and blew it out slowly, trying to slow the pounding in my chest. But the throbbing in my head held my heart hostage, and it whacked against my chest like it was trying to escape.

 I’m okay, I’m okay, I lied to myself—because I was freakin not okay.

One minute I was sleeping. The next I was panicking. And the next I was somewhere else entirely…to say nothing of sometime else.

Anger flooded my brain, pushing every cell in my body into a pulsing crescendo. It hurt so bad! I wanted to break something. I wanted to scream. I wanted to punch Fate, or God, or whoever was pulling the strings and screwing with me like this. 

But there was nothing to break and no one around to blame for yanking me out of bed and tossing me out the window of my own reality. And screaming in an unknown location—not a survival strategy.

Son. Of. A. Bitch!   


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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wow, what a book!

Its been a while since i had a book that i didn't want to put down and was unsure about what the next page would bring.

What confused me at first is theres 2 main characters we follow - A.J and Constantine.  Every other chapter is their perspective, so chapter 1 is A.J, chapter 2 is Constantine, Chapter 3 is A.J and so on.  As its written in the first person context (ie, its always "I, Me, My" etc), it took me a while to realise that every other chapter was her and him! But once i gathered that, it was smooth sailing.

I don't want to give the storyline away, but basically, they're both time travellers. Constantine knows he is but A.J doesn't.  Constantine makes a huge mistake which alters his life for the worse..much worse, but he has been blocked from time jumping.

A.J has no idea what is going on.  Has no control over when or where she jumps and is frightened to death.  She has 2 friends who know her secret and together they live in an amazing tree house as a little family.

A.J and Constantine meet, and the story is just page turning. I LOVED it.  Constantine first wanted to meet A.J to help him change his mistake and A.J wants to know about what is happening to her.  Of course the feelings get involved but its not straight forward and its debatable if they get together or not by the end!

There is a sequel coming, even though the story doesn't leave it on a cliffhanger (which I'm grateful for!), so I'm looking forward to reading that one!

Definitely recommended to read guys!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Claire:

    Thanks for hosting me on your site and being a part of the blog tour.

    ReplyDelete

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