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Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke | Review

Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke
Series: Dissonance
Published by Simon and Schuster on July 22, 2014
Pages 496
Format ARC
Source: Publisher
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Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.

Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.

But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.


MY THOUGHTS:

     Sorry I have not been around so much, I have been on vacation! But anyway, the idea around this story was very unique with the multi universe aspect. As I began reading, I felt as though there was a lot of information being thrown at me. The author made it obvious that a lot of time and research was put into creating this world. 

     With the world being so detailed, I was expecting the characters to be that interesting as well. As I continued to read, I realized that I did not care for the main characters that much. Simon and Del were the two characters that were focused on. Their relationship was very awkward to me and things developed too quickly. 

   Also, do not forget that this book is nearly 500 pages and it seemed to drag on and on and on..........It was a very interesting concept, but just not for me.

Comments

  1. Great review! I wanted to read this but was rejected on Edelweiss ;( Now I'm feeling kind of fortunate! 500 pages of dragging on? Bleh. The concept does sound pretty cool although I can't wrap my head around it right now xD

    Rachel @A Perfection Called Books

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