Title: The Fray Theory:Resonance
Publisher: Finch Hill Publishing Inc.
Date published: August 31st,2016
Page Count: 350 pages
Genre: Young Adult,Fantasy,Romance
Where I got the copy: Got a e-copy of the ARC from the author (Thank you for the copy)
Series: The Fray Theory Book 1
Neve Knightly lives in an ordinary world. Where déjà vu is nothing more than a mind-trick. Where premonitions are dismissed as mere coincidence. Where no one thinks twice about the glitches in their reality.
Neve Knightly is living a lie.
But when her nightmare of a tragedy comes true the very next day, she can no longer seek solace in self-deception. The glossy enamel has been shattered, and she has caught a glimpse of what slithers just beneath the surface.
She now has the opportunity to decipher the enigma that’s been haunting her since childhood. But her quest soon becomes deeply entangled with the last two people she could have ever imagined: the love of her life, Dylan, who mysteriously vanished three years ago, and his estranged best friend, Romer, who seems to be guarding a secret of his own.
Romance, rancor, and redemption plummet as priorities, as their lives become riddled with peculiar happenings lying just outside the realm of science. And in search for salvation, they emerge at the brink of unveiling the best-kept secret in human history.
**I received an e-copy of the ARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.This doesn’t effect my opinion on the book**
Let’s begin with the fact that I liked the book.Like yeah,the word ‘déjà vu’ in the blur captured my attention and I low-key knew I would love to read this one,but definitely didn’t know how much I would.
Like every aspect in the book is gripping.The book begins with a BANG! ,completely in the middle of action and then goes back and forth through varying time spans,but believe me,you won’t find those varying time spans a nuisance,they will feel intriguing and necessary,once you get the hang of it.
From the writing and world building to the characters,the plot,not to mention the theories,everything pulls you in.The writing is a sophisticated type,but simple enough to understand.The lines are so hilarious at times,especially when Neve tells something,but she’s thinking a completely different thing in her mind,lol.
The world building is just ample for you to build and image in your mind,not too much to clutter it up.I also love the setting.Like you don’t really find those many books set in Vancouver ,Canada,and it was refreshing to read one set there.
Oh wait,this is something I should have mentioned earlier,but since I didn’t ,I would love to mention it now.I love the chapter names.Like most of the chapter names are single worded,but they seem so sophisticated,ohmygod!!
The plot isn’t to fast paced,it is slow enough to let each incident sink in before going to the next.Though it doesn’t have those many of big twist,I really enjoyed the small ones sprinkled all over.
Oh well,I did put it off for long enough now,the characters!There’s Neve,who is our brave protagonist,not the all the brave one,but the humanly brave,she is also kind and sweet and sexy,and also studying cognitive neuroscience, though her mind isn’t on it.Like she’s so human,ignoring her abilities,everything else seems natural and not forced,something that I look for in the characters.Now there’s Dylan,Neve’s past love,who’s caring and strong,and brave too,cause it really takes a lot to be still living after facing so much.And there’s Romer,an attractive and appealing guy who drops into the story(in a good way though)You are probably thinking “Oh damn,the cliche love triangle is upon us,why did there have to be two buys,blah..blah..blah…” but the thing is ,that’s not the case. Romer isn’t here to disrupt the love triangle,but he plays an important part in the story.Like you need all the three characters to make up the story.And moreover,you’ll fall in love with Romer ,so worry not.
That being said,there’s just one more thing to mention before wrapping up this review,and that is about the theories in the book.I find them so plausible,that someday I might completely ,like 100% believe in those theories!And I bet,you’ll find them so too.
And the ending is just satisfying and also makes-you-crave-for-the-next-book sort.
Rating- ♥♥♥♥ (4 stars)
(The two reasons I didn’t give this one a 5-star is one-I would have loved it more if it was more fast paced,and two-intitally ,when I was just into the book,the flashbacks seemed like some sort of intrusion,until the point where I understoot that they were necessary and part of the plot.)
About the Author :
Following studies in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, she obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Upon obtaining her Masters in Architecture, she once again switched gears and begun her pursuit of acting, art, and writing.
Her debut novel, The Fray Theory – Resonance, is the first book in the Young Adult Urban Fantasy Series. The Harbinger, the first companion novella in the series, is due for publication on January 31st, 2017.
See you in the next post!