Friday, September 7, 2012

Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Transcendence by C.J. Omololu

Cole Ryan is on vacation in England. But she can't help shake the feeling that she's been here before. She's uncomfortably familiar with that feeling called, deja vu, it's been happening to her more and more lately. Sometimes the feeling is so strong she gets images of things that happened long ago. When you're a teenager and you're getting memories of the 17th century, something must be seriously wrong with you, right?

This is why Cole is keeping the visions to herself. If she's going crazy, no one needs to know, right? Cole's supposed to be the put together, self possessed one. She's a cello player who is making waves in the classical world and makes a little extra money giving lessons. She feels strange enough being called a prodigy without this extra strangeness.

But, when she meets Griffon, who can easily explain what she's seeing because he has the same sorts of visions, Cole doesn't feel a lot better. Can she believe Griffon that the visions are actually her remembering her past lives? If she does, it will mean believing him that there are lots more than just the two of them out there with this ability, and not all of them are happy to use this power for good.

This is an exciting, fast paced mystery with plenty of romance thrown in as well.Glimpses of Griffon and Cole's past lives give readers of historical fiction something to enjoy as well. There's a lot going on here, but the pacing keeps you turning pages to find out how the past and present will collide. By the time you finish, you'll be wondering what the lives of the other Akhet- people who can remember their previous lives- are like as well.

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