Blog Tour Stop: Review: Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker

Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Publisher: J.H. Walker
Source: Gifted for Blog Tour
Reviewed by: Nahomi
Links: Amazon / Goodreads

*I received a copy of this book for part of a blog tour but it did not influence this review in any way*

My Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars

She's sixteen. He's seventeen. They don't know each least not yet.

She has a secret and her whole life revolves around keeping it. Every few months and with little warning, she simply disappears, pulled into the past for hours or even days. She's terrified it will happen in front of someone, changing her life forever. So far, the only witnesses have been her parents, and that didn't end well. She has no control over it and no idea why it happens to her. 

She wants answers..

He has answers-at least he understands what's going on. He has a secret, too. He's part of an organization that goes back in time to rewrite reality. But he also has a problem. He broke the organization's number-one rule by altering his own timeline. As punishment, he's been blocked from time travel, which is most unfortunate. Because the changes he made to his timeline, accidentally resulted in disaster for his family. A disaster he's now prevented from repairing. No one can travel beneath the organization's radar except a Shadow. But they're rare, so rare he's never even met one.

Then he moves to her town.

    I was really excited to have the opportunity to review this novel, because the premise sounded really exciting. I hadn't read any other stories about time travel, but I always found the concept really interesting. In Rewrite Redemption we meet A.J. and Constantine our main characters, who can travel back in time and have very broken family lives. The story is written in dual points of view from both A.J. and Constantine's to give the reader a more complete vision of what is happening.

A.J. gets pulled back in time but doesn't understand what or why this is happening to her. She blames her "strangeness" for her horrible family life. Through most of the novel A.J. tries to be invisible, not to be noticeable; in case she ever just disappeared during school. I feel like throughout the novel A.J. showed significant character growth. She goes from a girl who hid behind a big black hoodie and sunglasses to someone who came out of her shell and began being more social and confident.

Constantine was a little more difficult to relate to. He was the older of the two, but man he had a big pity party for most of the book. I understand that he feels guilty because of what changing his timeline did to his family but he does not come off as 17 at all. He is impatient and impulsive for most of the story. As the story progresses he does evolve and show some maturity which he lacked in the beginning.

The plot is a little slow paced and tends to get bogged down by a lot of detail. There isn't always a ton of details, but sometimes the details drag down the pacing of the story. I enjoyed the dialogue and felt that a lot of the issues that the main characters were dealing are relevant to whats happening today. I felt this gave the novel the touch of realism it needed to keep the story believable. 
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About the Author
J.H. grew up in Central America. She now lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her photographer husband and many, many books. In addition to her never-ending study of human behavior, she's a political junkie and a certified tree hugger. Rewrite Redemption is her debut novel.
Author Links: Website / Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter


  1. Great review, Nahomi! I really enjoy time-travel stories and this one sounds really good I especially like how character oriented it seems! So happy you enjoyed it! :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting I enjoyed reading this:)


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