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Friday, December 13, 2013

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Blog Tour: Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker - Review

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Rewrite Redemption
Author: J.H. Walker
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Publication Date: January 25, 2013
Publisher: Self Published

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.
Disclaimer: Updated review copy provided by author for blog tour

     Unnecessary thought of randomness, but another book has been ticked off the TBR list of ebooks I currently have...
     Another unnecessary thought: Happy Friday the 13th. Muahaha. Don't worry, I won't be anything sinister in the review (I don't think I'm that mean...). But just for the fun of it all...
     I'm going to attempt to give 13 thoughts about Rewrite Redemption.
    Person: A list?
    Me: Yep.
    Person: *groans*
    Me: Sorry.
     So in typical list wise fashion – I promise I'll give details – of what I liked/disliked about J.H. Walker's debut –
     I forgot to mention. This might be a long review, or it might appear long (probably the former – I mean, it's 13, not 5!). Brace yourselves.
     Back to the list of 13 lucky pennies for thoughts about J.H. Walker's debut novel:
  • I don't know what I saw in Rewrite Redemption back when it was free months ago, but it's actually really good for a debut novel and author.
  • It's a total page turner; which is really surprising considering the fact that I've been behind with my reading schedule by at least a week when I had to read The Jungle for history – boring book by the way, but that's just my preference.
  • The characters seem very well developed, except for maybe one thing: I don't really see how Constantine can jump to conclusions in the spur of a second? I don't know; it's sort of annoying in a way that it was written there.
  • Speaking of characters, I would love to have Lex (not the main character) as a friend. She seems like a really fun person despite the fact she can be a bit bossy. But I guess I won't mind the bossy part; Lex doesn't seem annoying even if she is bossy. (I might have to keep in mind to use the suck joke one day... though I hope I don't meet any bullies).
  • There doesn't seem to be a lot chemistry between AJ and Constantine. It seems more of a "I'm going to keep my distance so I can stalk you, then I found out I was in love with you so I'm going to kiss you and we'll live happily ever after, after we're done fixing everything." Then again, I'm not the greatest expert in terms of romance.
  • Confusing at first, but after the first couple of chapters, I figured out how the book was set up.
  • Rewrite Redemption probably should have been example on the voice project in English. In other words, there's a lot of voice (maybe I just figured out the big reason why I like some books. O_o)
  • I actually find the tree house awesome. Despite the fact it doesn't have a bathroom... but it would be fun to live in that type of tree house. Nature lovers would be ecstatic (no, I'm not exactly a nature lover... I hate bugs!). ;)
  • Despite the fact there are two POVs, the author keeps a good track of what's going on for each character the majority of the time – 95-98% if anyone really wants to know exactly...
  • Who's Inspector Gadget? O_O
  • Apparently, "Ding dong the witch is dead" – whatever that song is officially called – was stuck in my head for awhile. O_o
  • There's going to be a sequel?! I'll be on the lookout for that. *puts on bookish spyglasses*
  • I literally ran out of thoughts at the last bullet point. How unfortunate. >_< But I hope I didn't make anyone run off... Happy Superstitious Friday! >:D (See, nothing sinister happened throughout this review. :3) Rewrite Redemption would, however, make an interesting movie.
     Maybe that latter thought earlier in the review wasn't so random after all. I didn't write this while studying for Finals.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Owls
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Author Bio
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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~Happy Friday [the 13th]!


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