Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Peristence of Visions by Liesel Hill

Title: Persistence of Vision
Author: Liesel K. Hill
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Release Date: January 29th, 2012
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Pages: 386
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: From Author
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.

In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.

If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...

This book, was by far, an interesting read. I really wasn't sure where it was going to go or take me, and just by the summary I could tell I was in for a world of confusion, but luckily that didn't happen.

I kept up the pace of the novel, which sucked right into Maggie's world where magic, time travel, and danger reside on every corner.

See, Maggie isn't like most people. And her life isn't as normal as she may want it to be. She goes to a future, while dodging a danger in her own time and meeting people in this strange new land that could either help her or put her in danger.

Hill weaves together a story filled with so much promise. I enjoyed reading the book up until the last page (not to mention it was a great study break!). This novel was original and when I was originally afraid of being unable to keep up with everything, I was really glad that Hill was able to keep it together on page. Maggie's character interested me and kept me wanting to see more of her. Not to mention some of the other characters like Marcus and Karl added to the mixture of the story's intriguing plot line.

I love science fiction, especially dystopia. So reading this book really wasn't a trouble as it ran right up my alley. I am so glad that Hill let me review her novel!

1 comment:

Liesel K. Hill said...

Thanks so much for the great review and for participating in my blog tour! I really appreciate all your hard work. :D