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Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Date Published: 9/28/2015

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“It’s not a choice. It’s a destiny.”
Fifteen-year-old Cate takes weird, unusual and plain terrifying in her stride. Five years in witness protection will do that. It didn’t however prepare her for when everything and everyone surrounding her suddenly froze at the bus stop. All still like statues. Only she sees the teens appear out of thin air. One boy hoists the bus she’s waiting to board over his head, while the others disarm a bomb placed underneath it. When she confronts them the teens vanish. Literally vanish.
Intrigued why Cate wasn’t frozen at the bus stop, the teens pursue her relentlessly. They arrive at Socrates Private School and all the teachers and the other students act like they’ve known them all forever– like they’ve always attended the school. Cate sees something different. She is adamant they are totally new to Socrates and have never set foot in the school before today. What’s with that?
When Cate accidentally brings a dead cheerleader back to life, her connection to the secretive teens is revealed. They are Timesurfers who travel through time and battle the powerful dark forces intent on manipulating history. A reluctant Cate is forced into their brutal world. She must discover her magical powers, choose a side, and end an ancient war. That’s if, and it’s a pretty big if, she can survive the initiation trials. No pressure though.
“I brought a dead cheerleader back to life,” she blurted.
Naitanui’s luminous yellow eyes widened.
“I probably would have gone with ‘hello’ to break the ice. But that was definitely another option,” Austin said.
“Where am I?” She demanded.
“You’re outside the Break,” Austin said.
“You could have killed her.” Naitanui gave Austin a look Cate was all too familiar look. Her mother used it often. It came with an “I’ll deal with you later” clause.
“But I didn’t. We found her. I couldn’t risk her vanishing.”
“Inside.” Naitanui stepped backward through the cascading water.
“Huh?” Cate muttered. The water didn’t splash on Naitanui’s head. He passed through, leaving the water undisturbed. She pulled back, digging her heels into the ground and crossing her arms. Until Austin did some explaining, she wasn’t going a step further.
“Have it your way.” Austin bent and grabbed her behind the knees, then slung her over his shoulder.
“Put me down.” She pounded on his back with her fists. Unperturbed, he strode toward where Naitanui had disappeared. A shudder ran through her body, and the waterfall was behind them. They had walked straight through and arrived dry on the other side. She stretched to touch the water, and her fingers glided through nothing. Another shudder ran up her arm yet it remained dry.
“It’s a glamour.” Austin set her down. “More magic.” He strolled further into the cave, heading for an opening in the rock wall. The slightest hint of light filtered through the gap.
She looked from Austin to the waterfall, deliberating whether to run or follow.
“You can’t go back to 2014 without me. Come and learn about time travel.” Austin ducked through the archway. “You demanded I bring you here for answers, so man up and come and get them.”
Little puffs of red dirt rose as she marched after him. Time travel. What the hell? This wasn’t going at all how she expected.
About the Author

Rhonda lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and two children. Her two ragdoll cats can often be found helpfully walking over her keyboard, chasing her mouse or generally complaining loudly about the lack of priority their needs are being given. On the good days, she adores writing, on the challenging days, it’s still awesome. Her debut novel Timesurfers was a finalist in the Young Adult category and overall runner up in The Strongest Start 2012 Contest hosted by TheNextBigWriter.com
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Infestation (Feast of Weeds – 3) by Jamie Thornton

(Excerpt from Goodreads) STAY ALIVE. DON’T GET CAUGHT.
For sixteen-year-old Gabbi, life on the street isn’t much different after a virus sweeps away civilization: watch your back, do anything to survive, protect your friends.

But Gabbi’s friends are imprisoned at a refugee camp. Any move she makes risks getting them killed. Gabbi will do everything to keep her friends alive, but what if everything isn’t enough?

The stakes are bigger than Gabbi could imagine, pitting Feeb against Feeb, with uninfected and Vs against them all. If Gabbi doesn’t outsmart everyone, she’ll get her and her friends caught—again.

This time they won’t all make it out alive.


My Review

5 stars

Gabbi is a tough street kid and nothing has really changed for her. Stay alive, keep your friends safe, and avoid the V’s and the humans hunting down other humans. But with Gabbi’s friends being held captive her desire to free them could get them killed. She is determined to free them but that might cause more problems. The question is if they will make it to safe haven, if there is even such a thing.

Gabby is a really tough character to like. I can understand why she is so hard but it doesn’t make it any easy to like her. But she is bound and determined to get everyone, or as many as possible to freedom. I loved the new characters you meet and can’t wait to see how they play out in the next book. And it is sad but not everyone is going to make it through this book. Although there are some of my favorite characters you can’t have a great apocalyptic story without someone biting the big one.

This is a great continuation to an awesome series. I love where Jamie Thornton is taking the story. I can’t believe that there is only one more book for the series. I guess I’m going to have to start on the other books Jamie Thornton’s written.

To purchase Infestation, or for more information on this series, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Jamie Thornton’s website.

I received Infestation for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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