I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
On a scale of Viva Las Vegas to Love Me Tender this book is Hurt.
Thompson’s attachment to Caroline physically pained me. Other than that, I enjoyed the book immensely. Not only did it make me laugh, but it brought back memories of my own trip to Hawaii which I haven’t revisited in forever. I must say I was disappointed that johnnyleesings.com is not an actual website.
Deanna Cabinian’s writing is amazing. Her descriptions are so detailed, while there are a few places where they missed their mark overall she is successful in creating a perfect mental picture. All her characters are so complex. There is so much more to all of them than just what’s in the book and I love that. Additionally, she perfectly captures Hawaii and the charm that I love about it.
I would recommend this perfect beach read to lovers of Elvis, adventure and anyone who has ever known the pain of a broken heart.
On a scale of Schrödinger’s cat to physics this book is the wonders of interdimensional travel.
I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love with Paul and Theo simultaneously as fast as I did. I totally dig Theo’s bad boy, nerd, ladies man vibe but then there was Paul’s timid intelligence that I am still totally hung up on. Don’t even get me started on Pavel, Russian Paul was ten times better with his chivalry and careful confidence. Claudia Gray’s writing is impeccably descriptive with equal parts wit and excitement. I delved into her multiverse with open arms and loved the direction she took with the concept, believable in the most fantastic way.
The physics isn’t bad either. It’s only mentioned on, like, page ten and then referenced briefly the rest of the book but I can kind of understand how energy can be quantum entangled with the firebird which acts like Schrödinger’s cat to “teleport” the wearer to different dimensions. There are a couple creative liberties which have been taken assuming that is the science behind the firebird but I did immensely enjoy reading this novel despite the physics induced headache it caused.
I would recommend this book to lovers of physics, fantasy, and believers in the multiverse.