Saturday, February 02, 2013

Review- Persistence Of Vision by Liesel K. Hill

Goodreads Summary:

In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.

In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.

If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...

*New Adult futuristic dystopian fantasy


*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of Persistence Of Vision from author Liesel K. Hill in exchange for an honest review. We thank Liesel for the book! 

"In a Persistence Of Vision, you keep seeing something that was there, even after it's gone. You look at the sun and then you shut your eyes, and you'll still see a purple sun flaring behind your eyelids. Persistence Of Vision is the term for the phenomenon of seeing it, even after it's gone." 

Absolutely cool stuff, right? 
I read Persistence Of Vision as part of the Persistence Of Vision Blog Tour organised by author and fellow book blogger, Liesel K. Hill. I love reading New Adult books. I have read a few dystopians and fantasies and really found them to be interesting and different. Besides, concepts like futuristic and intergalactic intrigue me. I knew Persistence Of Vision would be antithetical to what I normally read. I mean, it has everything in it. Not only is it New Adult, Dystopian or fantasy, but it is a New Adult Futuristic Dystopian Fantasy. 
The whole concept of Persistence Of Vision is really very thorough, intelligent and truly interesting. I cannot think of any words beyond 'intelligent' and 'interesting' to describe the book because that is just what it was. It was something totally different, detailed and deep. It has Science, Psychology, Politics and Psychophysics, subjects that really interest me. 
Maggie is taken into the future as she is part of a Prophecy that will aid in changing the traumatic situation of the future. This future is plagued by neurological rapes, a battle between collectivism and individualism and Maggie faces the challenge of doing all that she can to better the situation after having lost all memories from the last time she was in the future. A team of very clever and sharp individuals who are in charge of uplifting the current and are part of the Prophecy as well help Maggie in making her trip to the future informative, innovative and interesting. 
Persistence Of Vision can be best described using a line from the book itself: 

"...the awesome power of it all- hit her with such force that it took her breath away." 

It was such a riveting and sharp read with it's details, depth, excellent plot and sheer magnitude. I know that the details were needed, but I found myself drifting away at times when explanations were too long and there were times when things went over my head. 
I am not particularly fond of books with too much of depth to it, but I overall liked reading Persistence Of Vision. The book has factual information and just reading it makes you feel like you know something that maybe others don't. Author Liesel K. Hill has written a great book, the plot of which looks really promising and gripping. Fans of Science Fiction, Dystopians, Fantasies and Futuristic or all these genres put in one are in for a totally new and reverberant ride with Persistence Of Vision




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