Friday, February 6, 2015

Portal ~ Review


Portal by Imogen Rose
Portal Chronicles ~ Book #1
Publication Date: January 23, 2010
Come Find Me Two Years Ago... 

Six words that propels ice-hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. 

She suddenly finds herself in the past. In one moment she goes from being an ice-hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She finds 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. 

All she wants to do is go home... until he meets Kellan.

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. Next book in the series: EQUILIBRIUM

PORTAL single by SHE SAID SAVE ME: ASIN: B00IDXVVV8 (also available on iTunes)

Thank You, Imogen Rose, for a terrific YA tale that never disappointed!
If your whole world was suddenly turned upside down, how could you decide where you belong? Would you choose to stay in the almost perfect life you've appeared in or go back to the life you knew & hated but now miss? The longer Arizona is here in this new life the more attached she becomes to the new sides of people she's learning to love again. And then there's Kellan...that little addition makes her decision even more difficult.
The spin Imogen throws at us is what grasped my attention, & as always I did not stop reading until the very last page. I look forward to beginning the next book in this journey ASAP.

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German, French, Japanese, Spanish language editions: links on Imogen Rose’s website
 

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Other books I loved by Imogen Rose:

Reading Order Faustine
Initiation
Integration
Uprising
Retaliation 

My Reviews of:
Faustine...coming soon
In
Iniciación ~ Edición Latina
IntegraciónEdición Latina  
Iniciación ~ Spanish Edition
Integración ~ Spanish Edition
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Check out the
The Portal Chronicles Soundtrack Single!
About a year ago, when Imogen Rose, author of the cult bestselling series, the Portal Chronicles, was surfing YouTube she stumbled upon a song, “If We Fall” by SHE SAID SAVE ME, and instantly fell in love with both the lyrics and the male vocal. She put the song on her writing playlist and looked up the Toronto-based band on Facebook… and liked their page. A while later, Imogen received a PM from Joe Vercillo, saying that if her books were ever adapted for film or TV she should feel free to use his music. She had no idea who he was, but looked him up. Imagine her fan girl sqee moment when she discovered that he was the lead vocalist for SHE SAID SAVE ME! Imogen and Joe have been Facebook friends ever since.

The Portal Chronicles starts off with a serendipitous meeting in a London pub, which propels the lives of the characters into a time warp of what-ifs. During the prologue, which is the key to the story, Rupert is humming a song in that London pub where Olivia and he seal their fate. Imogen Rose always wondered what he was singing. Until late one night, when she closed her eyes and “heard” it. Imogen wrote the lyrics and SHE SAID SAVE ME put it to music.

What better day than Valentine’s Day to release this song that defines the romance that is PORTAL?

Get your FREE Soundcloud Download HERE

Get Portal on iTunes HERE!


 

Joe Vercillo - vocals, guitar

Randy Lee - violin

Mike Olsen - cello

Ryan Granville-Martin -producer, engineer, arranger

Mastered by Nick Rawson

Lyrics by Imogen Rose


Portal Lyrics
Tonight you wished upon our star
I had this feeling
Releasing dreams into the dark
Starlight revealing
A shooting star of promises
No delusions
Fades into the lights below
A spark of illusion

It’s fantasy, unwritten destiny
A portal to a secret wish
Is this real, or is this just a midsummer night dream’s what-if

Is this a dream of you and me
Is this a dream of you and me
Is this a dream of you and me

What if you’re not real, just hallucination?
An imaginary fixation
What if we escape to a new dimension?
Through a time warp in a broken constellation

It’s fantasy, unwritten destiny
A portal to a secret wish
Is this real, or is this just a midsummer night dream’s what-ifIs this a dream of you and me
Is this a dream of you and me
Is this a dream of you and me
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~ Imogen Rose ~
 
is the author of the bestselling series, Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and adults alike. An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, the Bonfire Chronicles. Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Hermès addict, Imogen freely admits to being obsessed with Kurt Cobain. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.
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Portal Book Links:
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German, French, Japanese, Spanish language editions: links on Imogen Rose’s website 

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