Sunday, August 8, 2010


Title: PORTAL (Portal Chronicles)
Author: Imogen Rose
Release Date: July 26, 2010
Publisher: Imogen Rose
Source: Author (Thanks Imogen!)

Come Find Me Two Years Ago... Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found 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. 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

My Thoughts: 
I found Portal intriguing from the very first page! I immediately was like .... where is this going? I have to applaud Imogen on a fantastic novel.

Arizona is a teenager living in New Jersey with her dad Dillard. She is a hockey playing badass! She isn't into anything girly, like clothes or gossiping, her world revolves around her hockey. Then one day she wakes up in the back of her mother's hummer, not knowing how she got there or why? and how come her mom and sister have undergone changes that she wasn't aware of? She also now lives in a house she has never seen before and has a dad named Rupert who she knows nothing about.

Arizona's character was amazing to me, in the way that she coped with everything. After all she is thrown into a life she has no idea how to live, yet she makes it her own. She makes new friends... has a new love interest and makes contact with a friend she knew back in her old life. For the first half of the book, I was thinking wow Arizona has gone nuts! Maybe she was just dreaming about her life in New Jersey, that is until she tells Kellan (who by the way I think is my Edward now!) that something isn't right and that she doesn't belong here.

Portal is full of romance and intrigue! I must admit that I loved every last minute of it, and was a little sad to see it end. I might add that it ends very abruptly that will have you begging for more. I can't wait to start on the sequel which is entitled EQUILIBRIUM , to see what happens to Arizona and Kellan, what decision she makes to and how that will effect everyone. You can pick up a copy of Portal over at Amazon... I get the chance to read this one, I suggest you do... I really don't think you will be disappointed, its a crowd pleaser for all and has something for everyone, in any genre!

Rating:  9/10


  1. this sounds really trippy. such a cool premise.

    I'm going to keep my eye out for it :)


  2. Ooh, I've been dying to read this ever since I saw it on Goodreads! I'm glad you liked it, thanks for sharing your review!

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