#Review & Giveaway: Covergence by Trudie L. Hayes #YA #AdultBooks #MG #middlegradefiction #thriller #fantasy
It was the first day of school and anxieties were running high. For certain there was the excitement of moving up a grade, but there was also the dread of anything and everything that could go wrong. Not only were the possibilities endless, they were totally out of your control. Whether or not you were accepted rested squarely on the shoulders of the popular kids. Suppose you were too short or too tall; too smart or not smart enough; too rich or too poor; or just plain different? These thoughts were fresh on the minds of Otis, Chandler and Marissa. Three pre-teens whose paths had never crossed, although they lived in the same town in Connecticut. Their backgrounds were so diverse they may as well have lived worlds apart. That was all about to change when on their way to school a series of bizarre events lump them together. Literally! Join them on this unreal journey to alternate realities never before revealed. Go back in time to a parallel past, the All Agos. Coexist in a present experience that mirrors your own, the Ne'er Now. Finally and with greater understanding, manifest in a future of your creation, the Will Be Once. Then you will have come closer to achieving ...as it should.
I have to say that I thought the book started out good. I was intrigued that seemingly three very different kids could get along enough to save humanity.
However, from there, I was scratching my head. It seemed like to me the fantasy aspect of the book happened way too fast and then it took forever to get to the meat of the story. This book is huge and I simply got bogged down with it.
I understand that the book is fantasy but I felt like much of it was confusing and that the author could not keep track. The characters also not having much understanding at the beginning of who they really were and their mission was a bit crazy to me as well. The individual places that these kid's went to were never fully explained and that also made it a difficult read for me.
I would only recommend this for Young adults or older as I do not think younger then that could manage to get into the book if at all.
However, even with all this said, I am giving the author 3 stars because it is not easy to create a fantasy book and new worlds and her attempt at it was not bad, just not a great book. Since it seems like this is her first book, I wish her luck in her endeavors.
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Trudie L. Hayes’ personal story and family life influenced her mission to spread the core values of self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-love to children and persons of all ages. An affiliation with physically and mentally disabled adults and children spanning many years is a major contributing factor.
When Hayes is not writing or managing her business, she dedicates her time to other creative outlets and artistic pursuits. Hayes has a deep appreciation and passion for music in its many forms; she enjoys writing song lyrics, performing, and has an affinity for Jazz.
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