Source: ARC from Publisher
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.
To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?
This book is quite fun to read. The concept of the story is unique, I’ve never read anything like this.
It follows the story of Alexis Davenport, a high school student with a special gift. She must figure out how to take advantage of her gift in order to maintain the course of history and prevent it from being altered.
I’ve got to admit, I have put off the book several times not because of disinterest, but
because I had gone into some sort of reader’s block. I was so happy when I got over it, and I started to read the book again.
Alexis’s character is easy to understand. It’s not too complex and not too plain either. However, I hated that she was too easy to persuade, it made her appear weak and vulnerable. I guess it’s a character flaw. So when she started to grow some backbone and stand up for herself, I cheered so hard for her. Her “other personas” were pretty interesting too. The way her emotions were written was so amazing because you can actually feel it.
I liked Jennifer’s character. She’s a great supporting character, especially for Alexis. However, I wish I could get some more background to her personality, same goes to their other friends.
I also felt like maybe we should see more background about Drake and James.
I’m really curious about the Drifter. I want to know what’s his deal is. I hope I could get more in the next book.
I’m assuming there’s a next book because it ended in such beautiful cliffhanger. I love the way Shay writes. It’s so realistic and easy to grasp. I can’t wait to read the next one!!
About the Author
Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fundraiser), and Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy).