Saturday, March 22, 2014

"The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare" (a reincarnated Lexi review)

Hey, Readers!

Not really too much to say today, so let's go on to the review of The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen!

Summary: "For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she’s really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World’s Fair.

But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can’t explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal’s office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.

It isn’t until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren’t really visions. Alex is a Descender – capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories.

Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want Alex to travel again. Ever.
And will stop at nothing to make this life her last." ()

It took me all of my 57 lives to read this book. I had to keep forcing myself to go on. It could have been and should have been shorter than it was. I love the idea, the plot, the characters, but I just couldn't get hooked onto this as much as I wanted to. The book pace was just waaaaay too slow for me, and there were too many parts I had to muscle through all throughout this novel. I did too much muscling. I even had to muscle through the end. Then, I'm left wondering/hoping that the sequel will be better...

In Conclusion: Do what you want. But I'd say no.

2.5/5 lightbeams

Till next time!


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