Tag: reincarnation

Jan 18
The Next Together by Lauren James

The Next Together by Lauren James

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I'm a sucker for reincarnation stories, so I've been looking forward to reading this since I heard about it. I loved The Next Together - the concept is amazing and the execution is brilliant! I loved every moment of my time with all the different versions of Katherine and Matthew. Lauren James has performed a wonderful feat in the The Next Together: she's conveyed the stories, personalities and histories of four different sets of her protagonists. The book hops between four time periods: the present (2039), 2019, 1854, and 1745. While conveyed in traditional narrative style for three of those...

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Nov 05
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Reviews 2 ★★★½

Cloud Atlas is ridiculously clever. It’s a sweeping narrative that takes us from the 1800s to a distant post-apocalyptic future, following six different stories along the way. By turns brilliant and over-reaching, and I liked some aspects of it and loathed others.

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Jan 03
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Antigoddess is a masterfully told story about Greek Gods and heroes living, or reincarnating, into the modern world. I enjoyed it immensely, and can’t wait for the sequel, Aristea, which comes out in 2014. Cassandra’s always known more about the future than those around her. She can predict a coin…

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Aug 20
Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Reviews 1

Earthbound began so promisingly – traumatized young girl who’s lost her parents, has a nice best-friend whom she’s slightly crushing on, and has amicable relationships with the step-aunt and uncle who have taken her in. She sees a mysterious blonde boy on the street, and immediately feels a connection to…

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Aug 14
Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Reviews 0

While I enjoyed Transcendence and it certainly kept me entertained, there are ultimately too many things I didn’t like about it to really proclaim it an instant favourite. I think the past-lives, reincarnation aspect is handled well (and ties to Egyptian mythology are always a plus), but the characters and…

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Oct 24
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Reviews 1 ★★★★

A real page turner, Poison Princess had me intrigued from the start: grabbing my attention and not letting go. The premise is wonderfully intriguing, and although I didn’t initially like the characters, they grew on me, and now I can’t wait to follow their adventures in the next books of…

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Jun 13
Rapture by Lauren Kate

Rapture by Lauren Kate

Reviews 2

The sky is dark with wings . . . . Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know…

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Jun 12
Fury by Rebecca Lim

Fury by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Even though the blurb suggests a certain fierceness on Mercy’s behalf, I had not expected Fury to be as wild and savage as it is. Restored to her full glory as a high-ranking angel of heaven, Mercy is just starting to realise how different she is from the humans she…

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Apr 25
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I absolutely love the premise of The Alchemy of Forever! I liked how the concept of immortals who transplant bodies is explained well so that there is never any confusion in the process. This book isn’t about a teenage girl who becomes an Incarnate – it’s about a girl who…

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Mar 16
Muse by Rebecca Lim

Muse by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Muse is a haphazard book – more so than those preceding it. I feel the characters are inaccessible and the plot, while engaging, is convoluted. Mercy becomes stronger, asking questions about her past and unearthing dark secrets that have been kept from her for centuries. It’s nice to finally get some details…

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Mar 15
Exile by Rebecca Lim

Exile by Rebecca Lim

Reviews 0 ★★★

While Mercy read like a thriller, Exile is more of a contemporary novel, describing the struggles of Lela (and through her, Mercy) as she takes care of her dying mother. Instead of trying to solve a missing-person case, Mercy is struggling to handle day-to-day life as Lela, and this brings…

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