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Portal

– tekijä: Imogen Rose

Sarjat: Portal Chronicles (1)

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Come Find Me Two Years Ago... Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently its a life shes always lived in. Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isnt. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible. . PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darleys attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children. Arizonas quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed. PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance, and the supernatural will enjoy Arizonas quest for answers.… (lisätietoja)
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 8) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Love this Indie author (not sure we can still call her that). These have the "love story" of Twilight with time travel thrown in. No vampires, clean romance. Young adult but I am 55 and love them! ( )
  Lanetz | Apr 1, 2013 |
I was really looking forward to reading this book, given the number of rave reviews it was getting, but there is no way I could recommend it to anyone. There's a good idea there somewhere that shows promise, and I think given a few rewrites and some serious editing, this could morph into a seriously good book. But as it stands, Portal reads like a very rough first draft that's been committed to paper and pushed out as a finished product. The whole thing just doesn't mesh together well, and there are all kinds of holes and inconsistencies in the plot. The constant (constant!) brand-namedropping just grates and seems to serve no purpose whatsoever. It worked somehow in American Psycho, but here? Not so much. I know this book is the first part of a trilogy, but while reading it I got the impression that Rose herself didn't have the answers to my questions, and I have no desire to buy the second and third books in the series to figure out if the author finally worked out what she wanted from this book. ( )
  featherB | Jul 12, 2011 |
Review to follow. ( )
  LauraLulu | Jun 17, 2011 |
In all honesty, about three quarters of the way into this book I was so confused as to what was going on primarily because I hadn't read the synopsis and therefore I was totally oblivious to the fact that it was a sci-fi-ish young adult book that dealt with alternate dimensions (that is what I get for purchasing a book on Amazon simply because it is 99 cents) and because I was so confused as to what was going on, I actually debated whether to just set the book aside and not finish it (which I rarely ever do). But I decided to stick it out and I can't pinpoint exactly when everything clicked for me, but it did and the book/ storyline became amazing.

The boys in this book are entirely swoon-worthy and I find it strange that I think so because they are all popular jock boys and usually those type of boys annoy the crud out of me (like Nash from Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" series or Erik from the Cast's "House of Night" series). I think why I liked them so much was that we actually saw a range of emotions from them, they weren't super arrogant boys who looked down upon others, no, they were the type of boys who would do anything in their power to protect those they cared about.

I really like Arizona as a character, she was spunky and really stuck to her guns. I think that had we been introduced to "Barbie Arizona" I wouldn't have been able to deal with this book, but lucky we got the rough and tumble Arizona (and I didn't even mind all that much when she did have her infrequent "girlie" moments).

Now while I did love the book there were a few things that did bother me. Like the dialogue for instance. Typically I am not one to pick up on any iffy-ness things with the dialogue (usually I am too busy being swept off my feet by the male lead), but in this book there were a few sections of dialogue that made me want to pull my hair out, specifically when Ariele was telling Arizona about her theory as to why their lives were all messed up. This section seemed like I was reading an instruction manual or something, it seemed very robotic in a way (it was choppy and didn't flow well)- seriously, Ariele goes on for two pages explaining her theory without breaking whatsoever (I don't know how she could have talked for that length of time without taking a breath). And the name dropping. There was a ton of designer brand name dropping throughout this book, like "Here is that (insert designer's name here) clutch that you have been bugging mom about" or "I slid on my (insert name brand here) jeans on".

But all in all, I think that this is a great book and I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series! ( )
  AverysBookNook | Apr 22, 2011 |
I won the eBook of this novel, and was excited to read it due to the plot description.

Imogen Rose has weaved an interesting plot, one with imagination and interesting characters, however the writing and editing of the novel leaves something to be desired. There were some grammatical errors, and a lot of brand-name dropping, which only served to distract the reader and weakened the characters by almost making them appear shallow. Also, there was little to no transitioning in the dialogue, making it appear that some of the dialogue had no use in the novel. I wish that the reader would have had more information on the "Portal" itself, and also that the author allowed the main character to have some meaningful introspection, being that she finds herself in an entirely parallel universe to her own. That being said, I also have to admit that this being Imogen's first attempt at writing, and having no background in the world of literature, the author clearly displays that she has a knack for weaving a tale, and has talent that has yet to reach its full potential.

Yes, "Portal" has a few problems, but it is also a fun and easy read, especially for a YA novel, it does incorporate family, friends and teen-love in a fun, enchanting manner. And I will be expecting a lot more from this wonderful new author. ( )
  Enamoredsoul | Feb 16, 2011 |
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Come Find Me Two Years Ago... Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently its a life shes always lived in. Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isnt. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible. . PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darleys attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children. Arizonas quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed. PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance, and the supernatural will enjoy Arizonas quest for answers.

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