Transcendence (Transcendence #1)

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I saw the cover of this book and it immediately caught my eye— since I’m always on the lookout for books in the paranormal world with people of colour in them. Anyways I read the synopsis, and it sounded great so here’s my review.

Transcendence tells the story of world much like ours, except people called Akhet exist. It is insinuated that everyone has past lives. They are constantly being reborn in different centuries, as different people, but no one can remember these experiences— unless you are Akhet.

Enter sixteen-year-old cello prodigy Cole, and her slightly older love interest Griffon (can’t remember exact age). Cole starts getting weird blackouts and getting glimpses of other peoples lives, only to later find out its her own latent memories resurfacing from past lives.  Griffon has the same abilities as she does and he helps her sort through the memories… and of course they fall for each other. Cole battles between the memories in her head, and the reality she can see, and learns something about Griffon that pretty much changes everything about their growing feelings towards each other.

The romance aspect of the book was sweet, and it didn’t seem forced. The writing was engaging and the characters were likable. I am really interested to see where the story goes in book #2.

Thoughts? Comments? Let me know below!

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