Sunday, March 13, 2011

Review: Wired by Liz Maverick

Synopsis (via Goodreads netGalley):
Seconds aren't like pennies. They can't be saved in a jar and spent later. Fate seeps through cracks and shifts like fog. Pluck a second out of time or slip an extra one in, the consequences will change your life forever. Is the man you love really the man you think you know, or is there a version of your life in which he's your enemy? If you didn't know who or what you were before, would you take a chance on becoming that person again?

L. Roxanne Zaborovsky is about to discover fate is comprised of an infinite number of wires, filaments that can be manipulated, and that she's not the one at the controls. From the roguishly charming Mason Merrick-a shadow from her increasingly tenebrous past-to the dangerously seductive Leonardo Kaysar, she's barely holding on. This isn't a game, and the pennies are rolling all over the floor. Roxy just has to figure out which are the ones worth picking up.
My Thoughts: I finished this book a couple of days ago and I had to let it percolate a bit to get my thoughts in order.  Why?  Well, this is complicated book.  You get popped from the past to the present, back to the past, whisked into the present and all the timelines are tweaked just enough that it's like being on a roller coaster where all the big dips are hidden and they spring up on you without warning and slap you in the face.

Was the book complex?  Oh, yeah.  Was it fun?  Yes, indeed!  Did I sometimes feel like I needed a roadmap to navigate the alternate timelines?  Well, yeah.  But that was part of the fun.  As Roxy is trying to piece together the truth about her life, we're trying to gather up the bits and put them into some sort of cohesive order.  Does it all make sense in the end?  Absolutely.  Plus, we get some big setup for the next book.

I loved the twists and turns.  I loved how the truth could be manipulated from one timeline to the next.  I loved the guys (one more than the other!).  I loved that Roxy chose to be the person she wanted to be instead of allowing herself to wallow in the circumstances she found herself in.

More books by Liz Maverick

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1 comment:

  1. I like when I clearly like one guy over the other especially if it's a love triangle. In fact, is there romance in this one. If so, how much would you say?
    I marked this one to read when I learned it was being rereleased this month and this is my first reviews read.