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Dec 14 2016

The last beginning by Lauren James

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Walker Books, 2016. ISBN 9781406358063
(Age: 13+) Recommended. Clove Sutcliffe is determined to solve the mystery of Katherine and Matthew who vanished 16 years ago only to be reincarnated at every key point in history. As Clove follows her quarry from life to life, historical era to historical era, it seems that she too is being stalked. Ella is as enigmatic as the mysteries Clove must solve to unravel the past and secure her future.
The sequel to The Next Together, Lauren James's debut novel, The Last Beginning, is a fitting follow on. The characters are believable and the literary devices used at the beginning of each chapter add credibility and interest. The book also provides satisfying links with its prequel allowing for a truly satisfying conclusion.
Ros Lange

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