DOUBLE FAULT is the 2nd book in The Vortex Series where Cassie and Trent’s problems have only just begun as they navigate through a parallel world rot with mind-blowing complexity. With Cassie’s tennis career hanging in the balance, she continues to watch her world crumble while fiercely hiding a secret that might cause her to lose what’s most dear to her heart.
Author of The Vortex Series, a YA paranormal romance. Janine currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons. When she's not writing or hiking around a Sedona vortex, she's practicing yoga, playing drums, and taking care of her family.
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I received this bookor a blog tour through SupaGurl Book Tours (http://www.supagurltours.blogspot.com) to read for an honest review. Receiving this book for free in no way influenced my opinion or review.
I was given the first book of this series, Rematch, to read and review by the author, Janine Caldwell. That review can be seen here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/.... So when the opportunity to read and review this book came up, I was eager to start and see where the story went.
Next there are the characters. Since I read the first book, I was pretty familiar with Cassie and Trent, even Lorelai. It was nice to get to know some of the secondary characters a bit more: Nate, Micheal, Jeff. I loved that you got to see more of Nate. I find him very intriguing. I did not, however, see many changes or growth in Trent or Cassie. They were exactly who I remembered from the first book and remained so throughout this book
I was excited to see a different story line emerge in this book. But at the same time, I missed the sci fi aspect I loved so much in the first book. I love the concept of time travel. I have read a few books where this has been incorporated and I always like to see what different authors do with the concept. Caldwell has her own twist on things for sure, Trent travels to help others. I love this and I love how this affects Trent's personality (making him a loving, caring, wonderful person). However, much of this story is focused on the relationships between the characters. I felt it was more of a contemporary novel when I was expecting it to really delve into the sci fi aspect. I also found that the story line was a bit predictable, but it was still nice to read it.
Janine's writing is very good. It flows well and I love the voices of her characters. I can picture them in my mind, which is always a plus. She really delves into the character's struggles throughout the book and I could feel their pain, longing, love, aching, etc.
I have to say that there is a lot of description in this book. And I feel like some of the same things are covered many times during the course of the book, making it for a repetitive read.
All in all this was a nice read. If you are looking for something that really grabs you with time travel, I would say this is no the book for you. If you are looking for a book that deals with romance and teens growing into who they are, then you should pick this one up.