Author: C.J. Omololu
Published: June 5, 2012
Love isn’t the only emotion to survive death . . .Review:
When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider.
As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both.
Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?
Transcendence was very intriguing. The story of reincarnation was pretty dang sweet and made me smile. Even though it kind of annoyed me that it took about 35 pages to figure out if the main character was male or female.
The cover is pretty, but really its just two people on it. I don't really find a connection between the story and the cover!
Other than the fact that it took me 35 pages to figure out if Cole was a boy or girl, the story line was really good. C.J. kept the reader entertained and very interested in the story, throwing out stop after stop the keep us guessing. I really enjoyed how the supernatural was mixed in with the romance, which yes ROMANCE! I love romance! It makes me feel all giddy inside, and then like a loser cause I don't have a boyfriend.
Cole was a very dedicated cellist. She had no room in her life for weird things to be happening, yet she gets strange visions and doesn't know what to do about them. Then she meets Griffon and everything seems to shift. Which is a good and bad thing, which you'll just have to read to find out how!
Then there is a very dedicated Griffon. He isn't dedicated to an instrument like Cole, instead he is dedicated to Cole. He is one of those boyfriends that anyone would kill for. He knows everything about being an Akhet, and just wants to protect Cole from the things she doesn't know she should be careful of. I absolutely loved Griffon, I want him!
All in All:
I really enjoyed Transcendence, it should be added to your TBR lists ASAP!! :) 4 out of 5 tacos!