Thursday, December 30, 2010

YA review: Trance

Ashlyn Greenfield has always known when bad things are going to happen. Each time that familiar tingling at the back of her neck begins, she knows what's to come a trance. She's pulled in, blindsided, an unwilling witness to a horrible upcoming event. But she's never been able to stop it not even when the vision was of her mother's fatal car accident. When soulful Jake enters Ashlyn's life, she begins having trances about another car accident. And as her trances escalate, one thing becomes clear; it's up to her to save Jake from near-certain death. (summary from goodreads)

 My thoughts...As a fan of Linda Gerber's books, I had really high expectations for this story.  I knew from reading the book summary that Trance was quite different from her usual stories. Trance did not disappoint. It was a great story, creatively written, with edge-of-your seat action.

There were some great characters in Trance.  My favorite was Jake, the resident musician.  His character was very friendly and likable.  Ashlyn, the heroine, proved to be an interesting character too. She faces many trails and I could sympathize with her feelings.  

The plot of Trance moved at a quick pace.  As with her other books, Gerber's style of writing lends itself to great storytelling. She is a pro at weaving great characters into an exciting plot.  Her stories will please readers of all ages. 

My favorite aspect of this story was the use of numbers in the traces.  Linda Gerber used them to send messages and also to learn more about people in the story.  It really provides quite a bit of mystery and a surprising twist at the end. I am going to work out the code to do my own reading. 

For more information, including purchase links, visit Linda Gerber at her official website.


ladystorm said...

Sounds like a interesting read.

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