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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Portal by Imogen Rose

This book was provided by the author for honest review

PORTAL (Portal Chronicles)Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Imogen Rose (January 23, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615345077
ISBN-13: 978-0615345079
Produst Demesions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
Author's Website:

Come Find Me Two Years Ago... Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently it's a life she's always lived in. Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn't. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible. PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley's attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children. Arizona's quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed. PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance, and the supernatural will enjoy Arizona's quest for answers.

What I thought about Portal:

This book kinda broke the streak that I've been going on. I have liked every book I have read for quite a while now. Not so much with this one. That in no way means that it wasn't a good book, there were just quite a few things that weren't to my liking.

So this girl is warped into this alternate dimension, and is only minorly freaked out. Yeah, she wants to go home but she doesn't even try to do anything about it. And once the guy comes in, he's what the whole story is about. She's not even worried that she's in a different universe anymore. No, it's "Kellen this" and "Kellen that" the whole time.

If you like that kind of stuff then I highly recommend this book. But I just got bored with it. I didn't even finish the whole thing. I got about 3/4 of the way through before giving it up. The writing wasn't very good, and the story had many flaws. First looking into this book, it seemed interesting, and had good potential. And, again, it wasn't a bad book. But I just deeply disliked it.

- Austin

Hey, all you people who read for fun. U R cool.

Sorry, only two chess peices for me. Maybe some of you other peoples would give it more, but the book just bored me. :(
*Note to parents: This book was fairly clean up to the point that I read to. It had a few kisses, thats all.


  1. Great honest review.... I would have hated this too if I read it and found out after all that parallel universe stuff, she ends up talking about a guy for the rest of the book.... Sounded like a great concept though.

  2. So, oddly enough, your review makes me want to read this book! Mind if I borrow it? Maybe I'll review it too! Great job being honest!

  3. +JMJ+

    This is the second review of this book I've stumbled upon. The first one was pretty positive and made me want to read the book.

    What I gather from both your reviews is that the main character starts out wanting to get back to her old life, but changes her mind as she gets to know the new boy. He is meant to represent every advantage that her new life has over her old one, so that it becomes a truly difficult choice. The first reviewer obviously thought that was really romantic. =P

    Anyway, with your input, Austin, I can see why it would also be annoying and make the character seem shallow. (Isn't it the same device we find in the Twilight books? LOL!)

    Thanks for the review! =)


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