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Jul 17 2013

Transcendence by C. J. Omololu

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Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN: 9781408836910.
(Age: 13+) Nicole fears she is losing her mind. Everywhere she goes, anything she touches, triggers vivid images and scenes of a past time, she has no idea about, and in places she has never lived.
When Nicole travels with her family on a holiday to London she meets Griffon, a teenage boy who is the same as Nicole; he also sees visions of the past. Little does Nicole know that what she sees are actually her past lives she has lived.
The first time that Griffon touches Nicole, he instantly knows that she is very special, he knows that she has visions of lives she has already lived. Together Nicole and Griffon piece clues together to discover a secret that could very well ruin their chances of having a future together.
C.J. Omololu's novel Transcendence is the first novel in this series and is soon to be followed by Intuition. The novel Transcendence is set in 2011-2012, with short bursts from Nicole and Griffon's past lives.
The characters in Transcendence do act and feel like real people would. As the story progresses many of the characters do change, some grow wiser and find their abilities, whilst others become cold hearted and do not care about others and only wish to care about themselves.
Transcendence centres on the theme of reincarnation, it is also an expressive thriller with a pair of star-crossed lovers in the center of the story. With the gripping story and the ever growing romance between Nicole and Griffon this novel is absolutely stunning and is very engaging.
I would recommend this novel to teenagers 13 and older.
Emily Madden (Student)

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