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The One Apart - Justine Avery - GIVEAWAY!




Paranormal
Date Published: 12/4/17
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Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life. He remembers—every life he's lived before.

Tres is about to be born... with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he's too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.

Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.


About the Author


Justine Avery is an award-winning author of stories large and small for all. Born in the American Midwest and raised all over the world, she is inherently an explorer, duly fascinated by everything around her and excitedly noting the stories that abound all around. As an avid reader of all genres, she weaves her own stories among them all. She has a predilection for writing speculative fiction and story twists and surprises she can’t even predict herself.

Avery has either lived in or explored all 50 states of the union, over 36 countries, and all but one continent; she lost count after moving 30-some times before the age of 20. She’s intentionally jumped out of airplanes and off the highest bungee jump in New Zealand, scuba dived unintentionally with sharks, designed websites, intranets, and technical manuals, bartered with indigenous Panamanians, welded automobile frames, observed at the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Noba, Japan, and masterminded prosperous internet businesses—to name a few adventures. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree that life has never required, and at age 28, she sold everything she owned and quit corporate life—and her final “job”—to freelance and travel the world as she always dreamed of. And she’s never looked back.

Aside from her native English, Avery speaks a bit of Japanese and a bit more Spanish, her accent is an ever-evolving mixture of Midwestern American with notes of the Deep South and indiscriminate British vocabulary and rhythm, and she says “eh”—like the Kiwis, not the Canadians. She currently lives near Los Angeles with her husband, British film director Devon Avery, and their three adopted children: Becks, Sam, and Lia. She writes from wherever her curiosity takes her.

Avery loves to connect with fellow readers and creatives, explorers and imaginers, and cordially invites you to say “hello”—or konnichiwa.


MY THOUGHTS - 
Whoa! This was one strange book! I always say I like books that are different and quirky, but this... Hmm well lets just say I certainly have not read another story like it.

I started out really liking it, then went to just kind of linking it, then it started to turn me off. But only because it was just too weird. It stopped making sense to me (as if it made sense in the first place LOL). It got to be too much, even for me and that's saying a lot.

There was very good character development. I loved the mom and the grandmother (Sancha and Maria), I loved the way they worked together to raise Aaron. I liked their relationship. And - I even liked Aaron at first, when he was a baby and child, up until he went to collage - then he kind of lost me as a fan.

A few reviewers said it was confusing in the beginning - just the opposite for me - I loved the beginning and it grew more and more confusing at it went on.

I think this was just not my cup of tea (I prefer coffee). I think you'd have to like this kind of science fiction to really enjoy or appreciate this book. Not a "bad" book - just too "far out" for me.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from RABT book tours and promotions Thank You!!

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2 comments:

  1. That's always so disappointing when a book that's good in the beginning ends up going downhill.

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