Thursday, January 7, 2016

Diverging Cadence by: Katie Hamstead

Diverging Cadence is the sequel to Deceptive Cadence.

In this novel we start off where the Deceptive Cadence left off, with Cadence leaving James Gordon to go to a University not only further away from him but also to find Austin and get her husband and daughter back in order to save their lives.

It was quiet heartbreaking to read. Book one, Decpetive Cadence, in comparison was much easier to read then book two, Diverging Cadence. To be frank, I started to hate Cadence when it came to the way she acted towards James. I felt that she acted like there was no other chose other than to be with Austin.

As the novel continued and plot thickened even more, I felt lost. Lost in heartache and pain for Cadence. What became the reason I started to despise Cadence turned into the reason I felt for her. She was trying to do the right thing for not only herself (and her future) but also for everyone else that was involved. Don't get me wrong, I still hated her behaviour but I felt sorry for her because all she could really think about, besides James and Austin, was her daughter Melody.

Besides hating Cadence's behaviour, I loved book 2 in the Cadence series. I think the thing I loved the most about this novel had to be James Gordon. His patience and undying love made me truly fall for this character and left me feeling bad for him throughout the novel.

Overall I really enjoyed reading this series. If you are into reading something contemporary with a bite of paranormal then I would have to recommend that you check this series out.


Summary From Goodreads:
When Cadence Anderson woke to find her husband and infant daughter had been killed, she thought her life was over. Instead, she was offered a second chance and sent back in time to do it all again. 

She’s made the most of this opportunity, repairing her relationship with the best friend she lost the first time, avoiding the romantic mistakes she made originally, and even bringing her family closer together. But she’s also done something she wasn’t planning on—she’s fallen in love with someone other than her future husband.

Stepping onto a plane and flying across country to attend university is the hardest decision she’s had to make. But unless she follows through with it, her future with Austin might never happen. And what becomes of her beautiful baby if she stays with James, the man she was never supposed to love?

The only thing she knows for certain is that she has to see Austin again, and she’s intent on reliving that part of her previous life exactly like she did the first time. Even if that means she has to lie to James to do it. Because, deep down, she can’t quite bring herself to let him go. 

Now, past and future are about to collide, and Cadence has to make her final choice—follow the uncertain path of a life with James, or the one she came back to save . . . with Austin. 

In this emotional conclusion to the story that began in Deceptive Cadence, relationships will be tested, identities revealed, and the past will overshadow the future, putting the finishing touches on an unforgettable tale of courage, sacrifice, and, above all, love.

Special Thanks!

A special thanks to Katie Hamstead (Author of Cadence Duology) & Sarah (YA Bound Book Tours) for giving me the opportunity to review Deceptive Cadence. It truly is an experience that I am grateful to have received. 

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About The Author:
Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing. 
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog. She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing. Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.