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Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.
To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?
Alexis Davenport is learning to come to grips with her ability to travel through time, but she still hasn’t been able to stop the evil Drifter and his Master from trying to alter the past.
When she travels back to ancient Egypt, Alex gets a most unexpected surprise; she meets someone who can help her figure out how to use her powers, another Traveler like herself.
But can Alex learn how to control her gift before Drifter finds a way to stop her from meddling in his Master’s plans?
While reading the book:
This was one of those books, that you find yourself reading for two hours, and then “BOOM!” the book is finished. How can I explain it? I read the first book on Tuesday, and the second on Wednesday.
Legends and Creatures:
The premise is really interesting. Hands down, this book had the most unique legends. Time traveling has become something quite normal, and cliché, but time traveling through mirrors…. Well, that is something new. Alex possesses the body of a lady, who lives in a certain year. She manages to posses this body through mirrors. I know it sounds quite creepy, but believe me, it isn’t horror.
Alex is someone you can relate to. She is your ordinary fifteen years old girl. I love her sarcasm, and humor. Sometimes I didn’t like the way she behaved. I mean, you, my friend, travel through mirrors. You save the history. You risk your life there! Why are you acting so dramatic for a simple IPhone?
I loved the blend between the real life and the magic element. This book provides the real ordinary life of a teenager. But I didn’t really like the drama. In some parts it was too cliché, but I am not sure, since I don’t study in an American school, and I don’t know how it’s like there.
What I didn’t like:
When she starts having these visions of girls in the mirror, she is just surprised. If I were Alex, I would be screaming from fear, and I would lose my sanity…
Readers, who love fantasy, and magic. I don’t recommend this to horror lovers. This is too light for you, my darlings. Paranormal Romance readers and Fantasy readers should really give it a try. This will also inspire you to study History J
About the Author:
Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fundraiser), and Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy).
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