Review: Piercing the Fold (Piercing the Fold #1) by Venessa Kimball
“I'm Jesca. I have intense nightmares nightly and hallucinations of dark auras closing in on me daily. Strangers’ faces distort before my eyes and I hear voices in my head. All symptoms of insanity, ‘illusions in reality’, right? Wrong. This is my reality and it has been set askew.”
Jesca Gershon Sera discovers that she is part of a legacy and a fellowship of guardians destined to protect the human race from a galactic event that will invade and evolve our world.
*The Piercing the Fold series is intended for Mature Young Adult and Adult readers due to the the paranormal and unorthodox scientific concepts addressed throughout. This series contains a rich mixture of the paranormal, science fiction, romance, adventure, and suspense. *
I received this book to give an honest review.
This was a pretty decent Sci-fi book and unique. You have a young woman who suffers from nightmares. But there is more to the nightmares than just that, Jesca has abilities. She has become faster, she can hear things around her but she learns it is just not here but there are others. And she starts training with a few people like her and she has acquired a mentor to help guide her.
As we read on, we learn that Jesca is part of a bigger plan within the world. It seems that a scientist found another world! How awesome right. But it is more to that then just another world. You of course have the bad guys who always have to try to out do the good. And in this case it is no different.
There is a lot of science talk with wormholes, different dimensions, that I didn't fully understand but I understood it enough to know that Jesca is a guardian who has to help save humanity from those that want to destroy it. There is also talk about God and what not, it is not too heavy.
It seems there is a whole lot of people that have known about this and they have been protecting the world for years and in the process losing some people.
The characters were likable but honestly they felt dull besides their abilities. I felt more of a character development could have been done.
There are secrets that will come to the surface and the ending has you wondering what exactly is the plan to stopping those that want to harm the world.
Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa Kimball embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: Book 1; a young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal, science fiction, dystopian series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released March 14, 2013.
In August of 2013, Venessa joined the publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold series has been re-published with CHBB beginning with Piercing the Fold: Book 1 on September 3, 2013. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 re-published on September 24, 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 released November 2013. The fourth book in the series, Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 released May 13, 2014
Kimball's compelling teen contemporary fiction novel, Dismantling Evan, releases January 13, 2015
As for the future, Venessa is already filling her Work-In-Progress folder. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.
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