As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both.
Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?
My Review: This title first caught my eye at the library when I saw that awesome cover. Then I read the description, and I knew I had to read it! Lately I've been drawn to paranormal stories with a London setting. This story started out in London but quickly transitioned to San Francisco, which is another city I enjoy reading about. Other settings also came to life on the page as Cole regained memories of past lives in various places and times.
This story has interesting characters and a blend of mystery, action, and romance. Cole didn't know who to trust while she unravelled the secrets of her past lives and sensed connections with Griffon and Veronique. As she grew closer to learning the truth, she found herself in increasingly dangerous situations. Meanwhile, her relationship with Griffon grew more intense (and steamy!).
In the end, the major conflict was resolved, but there are still questions that haven't been answered and mysterious characters who make you wonder what they're hiding. Transcendence was a great start to a paranormal YA series!
I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher via NetGalley.
My Review: I'm always nervous to read sequels because they often don't live up to the expectations I have after reading the first book. That was not the case with Intuition, however. It was another great paranormal story full of mystery, action, and romance.
Intuition picked up right where the previous book left off. Cole needed to strengthen her unique ability to sense people's innermost emotions in order to further the Akhet mission. This time it wasn't just Cole that found herself in danger--her best friend's life depended on her.
Cole found herself drawn to Drew despite her feelings for Griffon. While I normally dislike love triangles in YA, I found this one really intriguing because of the past life connections Cole had with both Drew and Griffon. I really wasn't sure who Cole would choose, and I found myself drawn to both of the love interests in different ways.
I'm not sure if there are any more books planned for this series, but I will read them if there are! I love these characters and this world that the author has created, and I'd definitely read more.