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Reading Under the Willow Tree

Environmental Science student, book reader, big dreamer, Sailing/Kayak/Surf instructor, Film buff, Adventurer, Girl.

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Transcendence was a little hit and miss for me, some parts were impressive, some parts were not.

I really liked the idea of this book, I have not read a YA book about reincarnation yet and I thought Omololu did well explaining her idea of it. I liked the secret society aspects and would have liked to have seen a little more of it.

The writing was decent, it was simple but entertaining. I really enjoyed the flashbacks and thought the author did a good job incorporating them into the story.

The characters were okay but I didn’t fall in love with them. Cole was pretty smart and she never did much to annoy me but I couldn’t really relate to her. Griffon was the weaker of the two main characters, I wanted to know more about him he was far too mysterious and I think this book would have benefited from having chapters from his point of view instead of just Cole’s.

The big issue for me was the romance, it completely dominates this book. Cole barely thinks of anything but Griffon even when there are more important things to think about. It was a real shame because other aspects of this book were far more interesting.

There appears to be a love triangle coming up in the next books and for the first time ever I think it is a love triangle I am actually looking forward to reading. I like the idea of Cole being stuck between the love of her present and the love of her past. If it is done well I think it will be really interesting, I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review