Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Transcendence - C.J. Omololu

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (The characters look pretty perfect. I like the title font, it sort of gives you the effect of her having the visions.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Walker & Copmany
Page Count: 336 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Cole has started having these weird daydreams. All of a sudden she'll sink into one. They are all of other people though, in other times. This started while she was visting the Tower of London. There she met a guy named Griffon. The questions he asks her when making she is okay, hint that he knows something more about what is happening to her. The closer they get, the more she learns. Cole finds out that those visions are her past, and someone from before is out to get her now. There are others who can remember the lives they once led, people who have known for years. If Cole can't figure out why someone is after her, she might not have much time left in this life.

So good. This book was simply amazing. I was so excited to hear that there was a sequel—firstly, because there was a loose end in this novel that I am dying to know the answer to, and secondly I want more with these characters. I really love reincarnation novels, especially when the characters can remember their past.

Cole and Griffon made a pretty interesting team. Cole was a bit intense and childish at times, but that just showed the mind-age difference between Griffon and her. She doesn't have lifetimes of memories and experience behind her yet, whereas Griffon does. I really liked trying to figure out how all of her fragments of memories fit together. Trying to solve the mystery of the who the people in her past might be now was half the fun of reading the novel.

I loved Griffon's mother, she was pretty awesome. She was a very cool lady, and I would love to see her house. Cole's mother was way too pushy. She's the mother of a prodigy though, and that's how I always expect them to be. Cole's sister is the typical "living in someone else's shadow"sibling. Her sister did work at a pretty neat sounding shop, not just a ditzy fashion frenzy type of place. I would love to visit the shop, just to see the things they create.

I don't want to give too much away about this novel, but I highly recommend you read it as soon as possible. Especially if you dig reincarnation novels. This was a truly fantastic read, and I can't wait to devour the next one.

First Line:
"It's happening again."

Favorite Line:
"The effort of speaking is too much, and relief overwhelms me as I let myself sink into a dark stream of unconsciousness."


  1. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed this book, I haven't read many reviews of this but all of them have agreed that it's good and I really think it sounds unique

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! I wasn't as big of a fan...but I'm still excited for the sequel as well...there are just some characters that you wanna follow for a while!


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