Saturday, September 6, 2014

Desperate Reflections by Shay West (Adventures of Alexis Davenport, #3)

Desperate Reflections
by Shay West

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Adventures of Alexis Davenport Book 3
Publication Date: August 28, 2014
Publisher: Booktrope
Genre: Teen & YA Fantasy, 12 & up
Print Length: 246 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


In this final book of the Adventures of Alexis Davenport Series, we find Alex dealing with more drama than ever: her first break-up, her mom's new boyfriend, and attempting to learn the secrets of her “gift” on her own.

Desperate to stop Drifter, Alex uses her ability to locate the evil Traveler, only to discover that he lives in her time...

And he knows who she is.

In a final race against time, Alex must discover Drifter's ultimate plan, stop him, and save her family...all before prom.

Desperate Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport, #3)My Review
Desperate Reflections by Shay West

So far, Alexis has foiled the Drifter’s attempts at altering history, but his end game is still unclear. Always having found him in the past, she is horrified to find he is actually a man from her present time and in very close proximity to her uncle. When the plan all along is discovered, how will Alexis travel through time and into another’s body without raising suspicions with those around her? A twisted plan for revenge and world dominance from decades before is entwined in the truth of the Drifter’s plans. Will Alexis need to decide who lives and who dies? With those around her being threatened with their own lives, what choice will she have? Does she have what it takes to make the right decision?

Desperate Reflections by talented author, Shay West is the final book in the trilogy surrounding a young girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders, no one to train her, and only her backbone and wits to see her through, as her ability to travel time becomes a house of horrors for this girl. Ms. Shay has blended the reality of being a teen that has had major upheavals in her life with a smart and brave young woman who is able to take on the unknown, survive and even thrive, at times. Alexis’ character is pure teen angst one minute and pure heroic genius the next, while dealing with major changes in her “real” life like a bull in a china shop and with the skill of a surgeon after she goes “through” the mirror.

Not for one minute does the tension let up as it travels at warp speed, as witnessed through the eyes of youth. Alexis’ life is part chaos ad part raging storm as she navigates both the maze of life and the threat of the unknown, thanks to the Ms. Shay’s ability to build a world that feels real, and intriguing at the same time. Turmoil, time travel and the possibility of world devastation, lives in the balance, no wonder Alexis is less than gracious at times! How would you feel?

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