Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Rewrite Redemption" by J.H. Walker!
*Review Tour & Giveaway*

*Materials & images provided by Xpresso Book Tours.  Review owned by Desert Rose Reviews.

~Published: January 25th, 2013

~Length: 391 Pages

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Time-Travel, YA, Romance

She’s sixteen. He’s seventeen. They don’t know each other…at least not yet.

She has a secret and her whole life revolves around keeping it. Every few months and with little warning, she simply disappears, pulled into the past for hours or even days. She’s terrified it will happen in front of someone, changing her life forever. So far, the only witnesses have been her parents, and that didn’t end well. She has no control over it and no idea why it happens to her.

She wants answers.

He has answers—at least he understands what’s going on. He has a secret, too. He’s part of an organization that goes back in time to rewrite reality. But he also has a problem. He broke the organization’s number-one rule by altering his own timeline. As punishment, he’s been blocked from time travel, which is most unfortunate. Because the changes he made to his timeline, accidentally resulted in disaster for his family. A disaster he’s now prevented from repairing. No one can travel beneath the organization’s radar except a Shadow. But they’re rare, so rare he’s never even met one.

Then he moves to her town.

J.H. grew up in Central America. She now lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her photographer husband and many, many books. In addition to her never-ending study of human behavior, she’s a political junkie and a certified tree hugger. Rewrite Redemption is her debut novel.

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~ 5/5 Roses ~

The idea of time traveling is exciting, right?  Only if you're controlling it...

Being unexpectedly yanked into the past against your will?  Now that's just terrifying.  That's what A.J. deals with, every few months.  Except now, the trips are happening more frequently...and she's staying in the past longer.  Hiding behind her walls of rules, shielding herself from people, she quietly deals with her secret, and relies on her best friends, Lex and Ipod, to help her handle her curse.

Constantine, on the other hand, loves traveling back in time.  He does it on purpose, though, and is part of a guild who taught him to use his abilities.  They also punished him when he abused his ability.  When his parents move to a different state to start fresh, he desperately tries to cope with the guilt of his mistake, while not losing his sanity being away from his tree.

His world flips upside down (again) when he meets a shy, quiet, remarkable girl, who has an effect on him he wasn't expecting- like someone from the guild...only, she's not registered. She's a shadow, and possibly the only hope for his family's happiness.

While A.J. usually tries to stay away from everyone at school, she can't get the new boy out of her mind, or the weird effect he has on her.  Who is this new guy, and why is he so interested in her?

This book is full of secrets and exciting twists.  Just when you think you know what'll happen next, everything shifts, leaving you on a new set of surprises.  Each chapter switches between the points of view of A.J. and Constantine, giving the story a well rounded depth, not found in many series.  With brilliant, natural writing, this book captures you from the first page, and doesn't let you go until the last word.  Even then, it leaves you desperate for more!

The warm, deep characters quickly draw you in, and make you part of their world.  The incredible message in this book, that family isn't always blood, is shown in one of the best stories ever created.  With deep influences of music, nature and science, this is by far one of the best books you'll ever read, and should be on the shelf of every YA fan.

One (1) ebook copy of Rewrite Redemption. 
Open internationally. 

Prize will be sent out after the holidays.

This is one of my favorite books!!  Does it sound good to you? 

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  1. Rose, thanks so much for that great review and for hosting me on your blog.

    1. You're very welcome! I do love your book, and am so glad I was able to be a part of this tour! :)

  2. Glad you liked it, Rose! I love it when you never know what to expect next and things are just twisty and unpredictable. This sounds like an entertaining read! :) Great review!

    1. Me too, I love books that keep you guessing and gasping! :) Thanks Giselle!

  3. This sounds really good! I know my daughters and I would love to read it!

    1. I hope you and your daughters enjoy it, if you get a chance to read! It's definitely worth it- great story :)


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