Sunday, 11 May 2014

Review - The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen

Title: The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare, #1)
Author: M.G. Buehrlen
Pages: 416
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: 4th March 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she's really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World's Fair.

But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can't explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal's office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.

It isn't until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren't really visions. Alex is a Descender - capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories.

Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn't want Alex to travel again. Ever.

And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.

My Review:

 *I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Angry Robot Ltd and M.G. Buehrlen*

4/5 stars

Alex Wayfare has realistic visions where she's in the past. 
Then she meets Porter who explains to her what the visions are - Alex accessing her past lives.

This was a very enjoyable read that gripped me from the first page.
 I loved that Alex was a different person with different personalities in her past lives. 
The storyline was interesting and my favourite parts were when Alex travelled back to the past. 

I would definitely recommend this book.