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Book Review-The Other Inheritance-Rebecca Jaycox

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


This book is one that would be enjoyed by young adults and their parents as well. Reggie is not like any of the other kids in her school--she never has been and has had to fight off bullies all her life it seems. To top it all off she is more the mother in the home as her Mom turned to drink after Reggie's father left and never came back. She had one close friend, John.

Then strange things started happening--with the touch of her hand a frog came back to life in class--then started the dreams. It turns out that there is an alternate reality and that is where Reggie actually belongs. Of course this other world has lots of weird type characters--some friendly-some not. And you know there has to be some kind of revolution going on between the good guys and the bad guys. In order to find out more about her powers Reggie has to find Rhys-other then in her dreams that is. And that is no easy matter!!

The way the book ends you know there will be a sequel coming!

About the book: (from Amazon)

She touched the frog. Just once. It leaped into the air and hopped away, disappearing under the classroom desks. It had been awaiting its fate as a science experiment, fully dead, the stench of formaldehyde permeating the room . . .

Seventeen-year-old Reggie has been having a tougher time than usual. As if dealing with her alcoholic mother and fighting school bullies isn’t enough, dead things keep coming back to life and this biker dude shows up in her dreams, babbling about magic and a world called the Other.

Reggie’s life is changing, and she has no idea why. Or whether she should believe Rhys, the man in her dreams, who claims she’s in danger and that someone is coming to take her to a safer reality.

And when Asher shows up, things really get crazy.

Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Rebecca Jaycox grew up in the tiny town of Berryman, which borders the Mark Twain National Forest and the Courtois River about 70 miles south of St. Louis. The beautiful landscape fed her imagination, and she began writing stories at age 10 and never stopped. Always seeking adventure, Rebecca moved to France after she graduated college with a journalism degree to teach English at a French high school. Bitten by the travel bug, she has recently visited Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, and finally made it to her bucket-list destination of Istanbul last summer. Rebecca now lives in New York City with her husband, Gregory. She is the curator and program director of the YA Lit Series at the 92nd Street Y--one of New York's premier cultural centers. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction. The Other Inheritance is her first novel.

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27 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

Ok, so was the book left on a cliffhanger or did it wrap up? Nothing gives me more rage than getting all the way through a book and being left hanging.

Liz Mays said...

This sounds so wacky and unusual. The whole thing with the powers sounds so interesting!

Scott said...

I might actually enjoy this one. Just enough fantasy/science fiction to keep me entertained!

Kristen Campbell said...

This would be especially good for families dealing with bullies, it seems. The kids need to know that they can still be amazing!

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I think I have a teenager who would enjoy this book! The alternate reality twist sounds really interesting.

Jennifer Williams said...

That sounds like a great book for young adults, especially if they can relate to bullies. It sounded close to what I went through as a kid until the magical part. I would love to read to find out everything her powers can do.

bxcrochet said...

That sounds like a great book. I have a few young adults I would share it with .

Michelle F.

Chubskulit Rose said...

My daughter would really enjoy this one. She just got done with mystery book and now she is reading a history type of book.

Rebecca Jaycox said...

Thank you so much for reviewing my book! I'm so happy you liked it!

Lesley said...

This would be a good book for my teen daughter. I'm going to look at it further, thank you.

Amanda Love said...

While I don't normally read these tips of books, this sounds like one I would pick up. I love the intrigue and with a sequel possibly coming even better. :)

Laura (Laura's Little House Tips) said...

Bullies are never fun. I wish I had time to read books in fact after reading this now I'm curious and will have to make time. Yes you got me :)

Katherine Bartlett said...

I bet my MIL would like this book. I'll have to email this over

Mary Madalene Yaroscavitch said...

Do you have the link to her goodreads account? I think I might have to look at this a little more. I also think my Oldest would like to read this as well.

Literary Winner said...

I like when you know that the story will continue. The eye on the coer freaked me out a bit!

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

ooooh this does sound good! My daughter is an avid reader - I'm definitely going to recommend this to her. Thanks so much for the review!

Cassie said...

This sounds like a really interesting book! I know someone that this book would be perfect for.

Crystal said...

There are great topics included in the book. I know a lot of readers will identify with Reggie on a personal level. Yet the idea of another reality is really captivating.

debdenny said...

Sounds like a great one for my granddaughter and myself. Love ones like this.

mail4rosey said...

Sounds like a kids' dream come true, minus the bad, of course. :) I bet my teen would like this one!

Maddi'sMommy said...

I can see how both kids and adults would like this one. It seems like a bit of a nail biter!

Housewife Eclectic said...

This sounds like a really interesting story, my kind of book!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

This looks like an excellent read! You are drawing me in with the frog coming back to life. Sounds intriguing.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I totally love stories like this one and I have to get this book indeed. It would be one I would share with my kids and nephew who all really loves stories like this one. Thanks for sharing. The cover is amazing.

Cait Fore said...

This one sounds a little crazy for me - but maybe my mama would like it!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love the fantasy aspect of this book. It makes for a very interesting combination of story elements.

Raya Fagg said...

I love discovering fresh books. This will definitely go on my to read list!

 
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