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Dangerous Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #1)

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Dangerous Reflections: the first in the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. Join Alex as she uses her wits and special gift of time travel to prevent an evil man from changing the past!

Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, living in her aunt's guesthouse, and her father for walking out.

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Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published 2011 by Amazon Digital Services
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)

Alexis Davenport is angry. Her mother has forced her to move to Grand Junction, Colorado, to live with her mother's sister, away from all her friends and the life she knows. Even if it's because her father left them and took all their money, no one asked her opinion. Alex is expecting the worst, her first year of high school in a new school with no friends. On the way to their new home, Alexis sees another girl's face in the mirror, a girl from the past, and has no idea what to make of i
Kayla Eklund
Dangerous Reflections was a great YA novel. It was about Alex, the main character, time traveling when she sometimes looked in a mirror. The plot was very well written. There were no plot holes or spelling errors. My favorite thing about the book was even though it was a work of fiction, the reader can still learn something about history. Alex travels to many different time periods. My favorite time period that she traveled to was Venice, where she was a courtesan named Anastasia. I liked some o ...more
Matt Ely
Original review posted at JC's Book Haven

"Alex, I have no choice. We have no money for rent and I can't find work. Your aunt Karen is giving me a job in her store but only if we can get to Grand Junction this weekend."

The Good
For starters, the development of the characters was believable to me. In particular, our heroine, Alex. Right away, I felt a connection with her, having to leave her best friends right as the dreaded freshman year was about to start. This wasn't an over the top high school
C.p. Bialois
One of the first things I have to mention is the realism of the book. The author does a wonderful job of bringing Alexis’ emotions to the forefront as she tries to find a way to fit in with her new friends and school. You actually feel what she’s going through and it reminded me of some of the spoiled brat type of things I pulled on my parents. Not that I’m calling Alexis spoiled. ::Whistles innocently::

Like so many of us, Alexis has a rival, who also happens to be the most popular and beautiful
Jennifer Moody

I was given this book by the author which I was excited to get it because if not I was going to buy it because it was right up my ally of something I would read.Now about the book.....

Alexis Davenport was just a normal girl with a family until one day her dad just ups and leaves Alexis and her mom, but not before he cleaned out the bank account which only leaves one option for Alexis and her mother..move. So they move into Alex's aunt's guest house. Something weird is going on with Alexis, somet
Ericka Greer
Reviewed by Candie from Highway-Y.A.

I was sent this free ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Despite being moved across country, losing all contact with her friends and having to live with her rich aunt Karen who she is not quite sure wants them in her guest house, Alex’s life is going great! Actually, although she doesn’t know it yet those are the least of her worries for where she is going or what she is moving toward!
Of course it means a new school, making n
Sandra Stiles
I love historical fiction. In this case we have a teen, Alexis Davenport whose father has deserted her and her mother taking all of their money with them. They are forced to live with an aunt in her guest house. She is starting high school, which I itself is traumatic enough. She makes a couple of friends and then a very bad bully, enemy. One of the most popular girls is out to get her. Add to all of that the fact she keeps seeing someone else’s reflection in the mirror and you think things can’ ...more
Alexis is typical teenager who is happy until one day when she comes home from school to a surprise. She learns that she is moving and is unhappy about it. Once she moves things start to happen that she doesn't understand. The first she travels back in time she is shocked and doesn't know exactly what has happened. She remembers what happens to help her figure what to do because she loves history. Little does she know that her love of history will be what is the most important part in helping he ...more
Alisa Hedden
Dangerous Reflections, (The Adventures of Alexis Davenport Book 1) By Shay West

Alex has a lot of problems, her father ran out, leaving mother and daughter with nothing. They need to leave their home town and move to a new town, half-way across the state. Alex needs to start a new life and a new school for the start of High School. Luckily, she makes some good friends, quickly. She will need them; she has two serious enemies, the one she knows, that does her best to make Alex’s high school experi
Kristen Noel
When I was in high school, we had to write an essay on which historical figure we would talk to if we had the chance. I was never able to pick one, and my essay was a rambling list of people that I'd want to talk to. (Tolkien, Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Tesla to name a few.) What does this have to do with Dangerous Reflections you ask? I'm so insanely jealous of Alex. I would love to go back in time and witness history as it was made. But I would not want to face the rest of Alex's story.

Firstly, thank you so much to Pam of Booktrope for sending me a copy of this book. Hugs!

I'm typing this literally only a few minutes after I finished reading Dangerous Reflections, so forgive me if I'm rambling because I still can't get over how amazing that book was.

Dangerous Reflections follows history buff Alex Davenport, a seemingly normal teenage girl, who moves to a rich neighborhood after her father left her and Patrica, her mother. My first impression of Alex was that she was ungrateful
Linda Parkinson-Hardman
There is something special about a book that demonstrates just how important paying attention in class can be. Shay West has used the lessons we learn from history as a significant element of the plot that makes up Dangerous Reflections. Throughout the book our protagonist, Alexis Davenport, must overcome multiple challenges aided only by her extensive knowledge and interest in history. When she time-shifts back to key moments in the history of Western Civilisation she is able to take the action ...more
Alie Margaret
I received a free copy of Dangerous Reflections from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Booktrope Publishing!

Dangerous Reflections is the first book in the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. As you can read in the summary, it tells the story of Alex, a high school freshman blessed with the ability to travel through time. However, her trips into the past aren't just for fun: she has to go back in time to prevent an evil force from altering history and jeopardizing the
Dangerous Reflections is the first book in the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. I received my E-book copy of this book thanks to Net Galley. This is really a great YA read - it combines history, adventure, real-life relationships and what it is like to grow up. From the start, you meet the character of Alexis, who prefers to be called Alex. She is moving to a new town and is not happy to leave her friends and start completely new as a high school freshman. Right from the start, I liked Ale ...more
Elicia (Girl in the Woods Reviews)
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Detailed Review: I'm not into time-travel books. However, I have read a few. The best one I've read so far has got to be All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill.

To be honest, the title didn't even give off the fact that this would be about time travel. But this did nothing to change my opinion of the book.

That completely changed after I read Dangerous Reflections. I feel that from reading this one book has taught me more than
Wendi Lee
Alex has the ability to time travel via mirrors. She can't pick the time or place, but all the women she morphs into are very, very familiar, especially around the eyes ... she soon realizes that the lives she's jumping into are ones that she lived before! I love the entwining of reincarnation and time travel. It's an original idea that I don't think has been explored before.

Alex is also a teenager dealing with all kinds of very real issues. Her father walked out on her family, and her mom is fo
Feb 02, 2015 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mid to late teen age group, or an adult that wants an easy read.
Recommended to Shannon by: Pam Labbe
Hi there reader!
Let me start by saying that I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest review and really thought it could go either way. This book is defiantly for the YA reader, but it did keep my interest. Knowing it is the beginning of a series made the incomplete ending easy to bare. I'm not going to give a synopsis of the book, but I will tell you what I liked, and did not like about it; if you want more specific the book.
Okay, what I liked was that it was ab
Maryam Dinzly
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have actually read this book last year, but it completely slipped my mind to review it. Hence, I had to re-read the book and review it. So, yay. Thankfully, this book is so dang goooood. It started off with Alexis Davenport having to make major changes in her life, changing schools and friends. What started off as a bad time became even worse when she began seeing reflections of other girls in mirrors. Soon, she realised that she had to go
Pikachu †FearStreetZombie†
I received this book in return for an honest review.

I know I said in a previous review that I wouldn't read anymore time traveling books, but I'm SO glad I read this one! It kept me wanting more and kept me enthralled. It was marvelously and smoothly written. It didn't leave me with endless questions, it just left me with "Oh my gosh I need the next book now!" Haha. I know Alexis is the main character and all, but I must say, I think my favorite character is Paul because he just cracks me up. Al
Inah (The Bibliophile Confessions)
*Advanced copy provided by the publisher in exchange of a review*

This book is quite fun to read. The concept of the story is unique, I've never read anything like this.

It follows the story of Alexis Davenport, a high school student with a special gift. She must figure out how to take advantage of her gift in order to maintain the course of history and prevent it from being altered.

I've got to admit, I have put off the book several times not because of disinterest, but
because I had gone into so
Alexis Davenport is trying to adjust to her dramatically altered life after her father walks out on the family. Destitute, Alexis and her mother move to a new town relying on the generosity of a relative. Alexis starts high school where she makes new friends and develops a crush that results in a bully becoming fixated on her. Meanwhile, the disruptive manipulation of historical events forces hidden abilities within Alexis to surface along with an altered reflection that draws her into the past. ...more
Author Shay West has given confidence and purpose to a discontented and disappointed teenager in “Dangerous Reflections”. Originally self-published in 2011, after undergoing a comprehensive edit and a great cover design, Booktrope Publishing is re-releasing this fresh coming of age series.
I am a huge fan of historical fiction, especially those that blend contemporary story-lines.

For such a young person, Alex Davenport has already had too many disappointments in her young life—her parent’s marri
When her world is turned upside down and inside out, Alexis Davenport pretty much hates everything and everybody. Her parents are getting a divorce, she has to move to her wealthy aunt’s guest house with her mother, then there’s the new school to contend with and everyone knows how the new kids are treated. Alexis is worried if she will fit in, if she’ll have friends, everything a young teen’s insecurities can imagine. So when she started seeing a stranger’s face in her mirror, she isn’t sure wh ...more
When I first read the synopsis for Dangerous Reflections I was very intrigued. The story looked unique, and I was excited to get a copy from the author to read. I was not disappointed! Dangerous Reflections is a very fun and original read, and I am excited for book two in the series.

After Alexis Davenport's father walks out, she is forced to move with her mother. Already angry about moving and leaving her friends, she now has to deal with being the new kid in school. One day, Alexis accidentally
Arla (Leave Mommy Alone)
Being a teenager is tough. Even when your circumstances are ideal. But when you add dysfunctional family and poverty to the mix, life REALLY sucks. Just ask Alexis Davenport. She's been left penniless and abandoned by her father, uprooted from her home, separated from her friends and transferred to a new school, all because her parents can't get their act together. Sounds harsh, right? Well, to make matters worse, Alexis starts seeing things that make her question her sanity. There are girls, wh ...more
Shay Fabbro's novel Dangerous Reflections is a spirited novel following a teenager as she deals with high school, dating, bulling, and a strange new ability that adds more pressure than everything else combined.

Alexis Davenport's life is torn apart when her father leaves and takes all of the money with him. Alex and her mom are forced to move across the state to live with her aunt, leaving their home and friends behind.

The always studious Alex struggles to adjust to her new school. She can't aff
Laurie Franco
This book sucked me in as though I were Alex and the book was my mirror! I absolutely love this great story about a high school freshman named Alex who, due to her parents separating, has to move away from her home and friends and live with an aunt she barely knows with her mom. On the road trip to Aunt Karen's house, she uses the bathroom at a Burger King and when she looks in the mirror, she sees someone else looking back. As the story progresses, Alex finds out you CAN go through the looking ...more
I have to be honest and tell you... I wasn't quite getting into this book from the beginning. The author sets up the story in a way that is all to familiar to many of us. As Alex (Alexis) our heroine finds here way in her new life the reason for the story unfolded and that grabbed my attention. It grabbed me so hard I read the book in one sitting (with short breaks for snaks and bathroom).

If you enjoy YA coming of age stories, this young woman's story will drag you around by the neck, showing y
Jessica Bronder
One morning, Alex’s dad decided to leave her and her mother after emptying the bank account. The only way to make it, Alexis’ mother moves them to her aunt’s house on the other side of the state. It is the start of her freshman year and Alex is having a tough time. There are the usual teen issues of hormones and friends but also bullies and school drama.

But things are going to get a lot tougher when Alex see’s a strange girl’s reflection in her mirror and upon closer examination she falls into t
Goodreads Summary
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out.

To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?

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Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her two cats. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Adventures of Alexis Davenport (3 books)
  • Twisted Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #2)
  • Desperate Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #3)
Organ Reapers Twisted Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #2) The Chosen (Portals of Destiny #1) Shattered Destiny (Portals of Destiny #2) Desperate Reflections (Adventures of Alexis Davenport #3)

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