Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quantum Review

Title: Quantum
Author: Imogen Rose
Release Date: Nov 16, 2010
Publisher: Indie
Source: Author (Thanks Imogen!)

A whole year has passed. It's October again... or is it? As California teen, Arizona Darley, contemplates traveling back through the portal to seek out her dad, her life is plunged into a whirlwind ride through the unknown. But this time, she doesn't disappear through the portal. Has Arizona been kidnapped-again? Is Raj Sen to blame? Could Dillard have taken her? As Kellan, David and her parents launch a frantic search with the help of the Wanderers, it becomes apparent that things are much more complex than they seem - for all of them. While investigating her daughter's lastest disappearance, Olivia faces shocking revelations about the Wanderers and her life with Rupert. In the meantime, what's happening in New Jersey? Are both of Arizona's worlds about to collide? Quantum is the third book in the Portal Chronicles. Catch the start of Arizona's adventures in Portal and Equilibrium. 

After reading the second book in the portal series titled Equilibrium, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Quantum. Luckily Imogen decided to send me an ARC of Quantum to review, so I didn't have to wait quite as long as I had expected... so thank you Imogen!

Quantum, just like the other two books (Portal and Equilibrium) does not disappoint! From page one it hooked me... and there was no sense in attempting to put it down... it just wasn't going to happen! I love reading about Arizona and her adventures between worlds! She is a strong and independent character that counts on herself before anyone else.

There are great other characters as well, all the characters are well developed, and each have their own story as to how they know Arizona, and how her life interacts with theirs. In each book we slowly see Arizona and her friends mature more with age. They still have teenage problems, but they have issues that are true to the characters age. I think that is very important, it makes Quantum feel a lot more real. Neither the supporting roles or Arizona are like stereotypical teenagers referred to in books, they aren't jealous, malicious, or just plain annoying... I actually enjoy spending time with these ones.

Just like at the end of Portal and Equilibrium I will be anticipating the release of the next and final book in the Portal Chronicles series. To say that they are amazing and a great read is putting it mildly. From book one, you don't want to stop reading until you have made your way through Portal, Equilibrium and Quantum. It's been a very long time since I felt the need to continue reading a series, The Portal Chronicles do that for me... I always anticipate what is going to come next.

Without a doubt The Portal Chronicles by Imogen Rose have been some of the best YA books that I have read come to date. Read Portal, Equilibrium and Quantum and escape through a portal to another world, and back again!


  1. This sounds like a great series to read! Thanks for the great review.

  2. Mary, thank you so much for being a part of the Quantum release party! I love your blog, thanks for your support. Imogen

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