Book Review: Cycles by Lois Brown

Posted February 24, 2012 by Melissa in Book Review | 3 Comments

Cycles



Title:  Cycles            
Author:  Lois Brown               
Reading level: Young Adult
Genre:  Science Fiction/Fantasy          
Size: E-Book, 198 pages          
Release Date:  December 2011
Publisher: 

Levanter Publishing 
Stand Alone or Series: Cycles #1
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review


First Line:  “A drop of  liquid oozed from Renee’s fingertip.

Summary (from GoodReads):

She remembers things that never happened.
She’s a stranger in her own home.
She always knew she was different.
She just didn’t know why.
Until now.
Renee Beaumont is about to die . . . again.



My Thoughts:

I flew through this novel at record pace.  The writing flowed easily, the characters were all quite likable and believable and I found the premise to be interesting and unique.  I have to admit that I was quite pleasantly surprised by this one.  I wondered how I would relate to such young characters but I needn’t have feared. Sam is wise beyond his years and Renee, well she also has much more experience than one would assume.  (I don’t want to give anything away!)


 Lois Brown does a wonderful job of introducing two very young characters and throwing them into the midst of  a fascinating and mysterious intrigue. I loved trying to puzzle it all out right alongside Renee and Sam.  I don’t think that I’d have been able to guess at any of it before it was revealed.


My only complaints would be that it did seem a smidgen unbelievable to me that two 13 year old were running around on their own.  And there is one scene involving a conversation between Renee and a schoolteacher that seemed 100% improbable and age inappropriate.  But then again…times may have changed greatly since I was 13!


On the whole, I was impressed with Lois Brown’s creativity and her character development and am curious to see where the story goes from here…

Was it worth my Time? 


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