Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Review: Parallel


by Claudia Lefeve
Release date: 26th August, 2011
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Edition: ebook given for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review

Summary from Goodreads:

Destiny has a way of catching up.

Saddled with powers she doesn't understand, Etta Fleming's world is turned upside-down the day she meets Cooper Everett, the man who transports her to an alternate reality. A reality she was meant to be a part of.

One minute, she's an orphan living at Dominion House for Girls, an institution for delinquent foster kids, then finds herself attending the exclusive Dominion Hall Academy.

Plucked from the only world she's ever known, Etta now has to deal with an aunt she never knew, a boyfriend she doesn't know, and a best friend who can't know.

PARALLEL is the first book in the Travelers Series.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

Were to begin? I think that the only way to explain what I felt with this hook is to be honest. A month ago a friend recommend me "Fringe", the tv series, you know that series, right? It's about impossible things turning possible. And one of this crazy but intriguing possibilities are parallel universes.

I'm simply in love with this matter, it makes me think, makes me want to understand things that are beyond reality. That's the reason I loved this book. "Parallel" was everything I expected and much, much more.

There are so many questions I would like to ask the author, Claudia, now that I have read the book but I think I'm just going to wait for the second part, I believe it's going to be as exciting, fun and clever as this book.

Don't hesitate, if you have the opportunity just buy it. I mean, I read this book really fast, I couldn't and, to be honest, wouldn't stop turning pages. Is not only the twists but the fact that, even if you are not a fan of science, the plot is not very complicated and the ending... I wish I could tell you more but you need to read it, seriously.

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. Hi Alaiel, thank you for the review and the giveaway. The books sounds great! gracias

  2. Thanks Alaiel for hosting me today! And for all the cheese!!

  3. Parallel sounds great! Your review is great. Thank you for the giveaway!
    artgiote at gmail dot com

  4. The book sounds interesting. I love alternate timelines and reading about people who travel between them, like Fringe. I'll have to check this out!

  5. Is Claudia a debut author? I hadn't heard of her. I'm a big Fringe fan too, so it sounds like this book would be a winner for me too.


    (Sugar Skull Books makes me smile.)

  6. I've actually never read a book featuring parallel universes *ducks flying objects* so I'd love to give this one a go! :D Thanks for the chance to win!


  7. I absolutely love Fringe and the idea of paralleled worlds/times etc. I loved it even more when Dean Koontz wrote a book about it years ago involving a boy that went blind and could hop through those worlds and see. It amazes me. The book sounds great.
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  8. I really enjoyed reading the interview. This sounds like it will be a very good read.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  9. Oh, I love Fringe soo much! Sounds like this book would be perfect for me. Definitely need to put it onto my to-read list. :)


    fictionaldistraction (at) live (dot) de

  10. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  11. This sounds like a good book. I've never seen Fringe - but have heard it is fabulous...so if this book is similar, I'd love to read it.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  12. This sounds great I can't wait to read it ;)
    The Wolfs Library

  13. Thank you for sharing your review today. I think Parallel sounds awesome and I am trying to follow the tour. I would love to read it and Parallel will definitely go on my wishlist:)


  14. great review! and this book looks awesome! thanks for this giveaway

    - juhina

  15. oh and email: mc.jay.jay(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Fringe is one of my favourite shows! I'd love to reads this book, thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com


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