Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Diverging Cadence - Katie Hamstead (Book Review)

Diverging Cadence (Cadence, #2)Diverging Cadence by Katie Hamstead 
Series Cadence #2
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
Publication date:
August 25, 2015

Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC.
Format: ebook, 282 pages
How I got it: YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review
Buy it: Amazon Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5

When Cadence Anderson woke to find her husband and infant daughter had been killed, she thought her life was over. Instead, she was offered a second chance and sent back in time to do it all again.
She’s made the most of this opportunity, repairing her relationship with the best friend she lost the first time, avoiding the romantic mistakes she made originally, and even bringing her family closer together. But she’s also done something she wasn’t planning on—she’s fallen in love with someone other than her future husband.
Stepping onto a plane and flying across country to attend university is the hardest decision she’s had to make. But unless she follows through with it, her future with Austin might never happen. And what becomes of her beautiful baby if she stays with James, the man she was never supposed to love?
The only thing she knows for certain is that she has to see Austin again, and she’s intent on reliving that part of her previous life exactly like she did the first time. Even if that means she has to lie to James to do it. Because, deep down, she can’t quite bring herself to let him go.
Now, past and future are about to collide, and Cadence has to make her final choice—follow the uncertain path of a life with James, or the one she came back to save . . . with Austin.
In this emotional conclusion to the story that began in Deceptive Cadence, relationships will be tested, identities revealed, and the past will overshadow the future, putting the finishing touches on an unforgettable tale of courage, sacrifice, and, above all, love.

My thoughts:

I was a little hesitant once I started to read the second book.  I feel in love with James from the first book and the second book focuses more on Cadence's relationship with Austin and how it began.  I started to not like Cadence at all for leading on James and I was on the same page as her family and friends she should be with James.  Half way through I was like if she choices Austin I am not going to be able to finish this book, but I am so glad that I finished the book and couldn't put it down towards the end. 

I love the character development from the author again in this book we get to learn a lot more about Austin and what his family is like.   We got to relive what Cadence felt the first time with Austin.  Austin felt like a true love during the book as well, if you could get past hating Cadence for leaving James; Austin seems like a great guy.  I loved that the author could create two loves for Cadence and as a reader you could like both of them.  It just shows how great of a romance writer Katie is.
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I feel like I don't want to spoil the ending because I think everyone should read this series it is the perfect book for those who want to go back in time and make changes with their life to see what could have actually happened.  Also, it is a great book for someone torn over two loves.  The book takes a surprising turn in my mind at the end.  I didn't think things would end up like that, but I mean aren't romance books supposed to end up happy even if something tragic happened. 

Another thing I loved was the idea of a angel that is guiding Cadence throughout her decisions and redo.  I believe there are sometimes everyone wants a angel to be able to speak to and see what could have happened differently or what is something you missed in a situation.  I love this concept and the author really developed the angel to have a bit of mystery in both books, while still seeming all team Cadence. 
I was received this from the YA Bound Book Tours for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


About the Author

Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.  After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.  When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.  Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

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