Desperate Reflections by Shay West (ARC)

desperate reflections by shay westTitle: Desperate Reflections
Author: Shay West
Publication Date: August 24th 2014 by Booktrope
Rating: ★★★
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In this final book of the Adventures of Alexis Davenport Series, we find Alex dealing with more drama than ever: her first break-up, her mom’s new boyfriend, and attempting to learn the secrets of her “gift” on her own. Desperate to stop Drifter, Alex uses her ability to locate the evil Traveler, only to discover that he lives in her time… And he knows who she is. In a final race against time, Alex must discover Drifter’s ultimate plan, stop him, and save her family…all before prom.


This is a very overdue review. I don’t know why I’ve been putting off reading this book. The premise was really great and I loved the first two but I can’t seem to fully grasp this one. Is it because I didn’t want the series to end? Or am I not in the mood? I just don’t know.

Okay so this book picked up the events from Twisted Reflections wherein Alex continues to fight Drifter and his Master. It started really good and interesting but I was kinda bored in the middle that I actually was skipping some pages and was looking for action.

“She didn’t want to spend her life traveling at someone else’s whim, never knowing if that would be the trip that would end her life.”

To be honest, I was very annoyed with Alex’s attitude in this book but it’s a fact that she’s stronger and more confident in this book compared with the first two. However, her confidence were overshadowed by her stubbornness and a little immaturity when it came to her mother dating someone. I was also bothered with the way she always tell herself to get a grip. I don’t know why, but I searched for the phrase on my reader and 18 results came out which means the phrase, “Get a grip, Alex!” appeared in the book 18 times.

The plot was really intriguing. I got the answers I was looking for but the narration somehow fell which makes the book dragging. The ending was a bit abrupt for me and somehow open-ended so I’m wondering if there will actually be another one. Also, there were lesser time-travel scenes but it suited the plot.

Still, this book was a good read. The experience I got from reading this book, and series, in general was spectacular.



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