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Piercing the Fold (Piercing the Fold #1)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
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Paperback, 470 pages
Published July 2nd 2012 by Venessa Kimball
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Venessa Kimball
Jul 24, 2012 Venessa Kimball rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Piercing the Fold: Book 1 was amazing to write and is the perfect beginning to this Paranormal/ Fringe Sci-Fi series. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 will be released March 2013. Book 3, Ascending the Veil, will be released September 2013. Book 4 (Title TBA) will be released Early 2014.
Sep 23, 2012 Alyssa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Piercing the Fold by Venessa Kimball
Book One of the Piercing the Fold series
Publication Date: September 12, 2012
Rating: 3 stars
Source: Gifted from the author

(Old review: original review posted on September 30, 2012)

Summary (from Goodreads):

Jesca Gershon-Sera has an average life on the surface. She is a sophomore in college, has a loving family, and holds a part time job at a local bookstore with her best friend. Her life is pretty normal. Except, un
Roxanne Crouse
Nov 11, 2012 Roxanne Crouse rated it liked it
Piercing The Fold (Book 1) By Venessa Kimball is the first book in a young adult science fiction series about a girl named Jesca, who starts developing strange powers and having disturbing dreams. She can run fast; she can hear the thoughts of other people, and she has no idea why until her professor at college tells her a story about a scientist named Sebastian and how he used Einstein’s theories to open wormholes to other worlds. Jesca learns the Earth is not as it seems and alien forces are w ...more
Kitty Muse Book Reviews
Dec 10, 2012 Kitty Muse Book Reviews rated it it was amazing

Jesca Gershon-Sera’s dreams have been hauntingly vivid for most of her life; so vivid that she is temporarily paralyzed upon awakening. Now, in early adulthood, strange things are happening during her waking hours too. A chance encounter, a whispered conversation she shouldn’t have been able to hear, and, most worrying, a dark presence that seems to follow her. The same one, she believes, that chases her in her dreams.
A teacher at the university, who seems to know more about her than a stranger
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Aug 15, 2012 The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft rated it really liked it
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Review of Piercing the Fold
Reviewed for Making Connections Goodreads Group

“Piercing the Fold” is a rather complex YA novel, which tosses a young Georgia university student into literally, worlds beyond her very imagination. Jesca Gershon Sera has long known of her adoption, but she has enjoyed a happy and fulfilling life with her adoptive parents and one younger sister, the family’s own child. Now a student, she is engaged in study of astrophysics, quantum physics, and cosmology, to which she is
Oct 04, 2012 Randi rated it liked it
Thank you, Venessa Kimball, the author of this book for allowing me to read this book.

The plot of the story – I LOVE! I usually don’t like the outer space, especially about another galaxy but it makes the story unique as the characters on Earth in the story have different abilities that makes me decide to ignore the fact for the moment. I liked how the book combined both religion and science fiction – a rarity for me. I usually don’t read this type of book but I don’t mind reading the next book
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jan 04, 2013 Kendall {Book Crazy} rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did at all! I honestly didn't think that I was going to be able to follow it after reading the synopsis and also a few chapters but I soon found myself unable to put it down! I found the plot slightly confusing but once I started being able to follow it I loved it! It was completely original and it had so much potential! The characters were amazing! Jesca was the main character and I adored her! I loved how she acted and her attitude to what she ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not a big sci-fi person and I don't like to start reading and not finish. This author gave me an e-book copy for a honest review,So here it is: This book started great. The girl in the story thinks she is losing her mind. As I read I feel like I am losing my mind with her. The story took me in. I felt like it was just the girl and me,the world around me was non-existing. As she discovers her past,present and future,she is twisted in a world she knew nothing about. Didn't know who to trust. ...more
Oct 06, 2012 Justine rated it really liked it
I was given this book from the author as an incentive to read and review her book by October 7, 2012, and enter the huge giveaway that she is hosting.

I would definitely define this book as new age, between YA and adult. I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be interesting and held my attention throughout. It was action packed and I just wanted to keep reading it right until the end. The only thing that I didn't like was all the physics and talk of wormholes, etc in the very beginning chapter
Sep 18, 2012 Dmiller rated it it was amazing
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Outstanding book! Totally sucked me in from the beginning. Loved the story. Jesca's nightmare had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was happening, and hoping she was able to save them. I enjoyed seeing her finding out about her purpose, and coming to find herself. I think Jesca's journey to self-discovery was well written, and kept me interested in the story. I enjoyed reading about the training program, and appreciated the vivid description of the underground training facility. I liked s ...more
Linda Parkinson-Hardman
Jan 03, 2013 Linda Parkinson-Hardman rated it really liked it
Imagine if you were a normal person, going about your daily life, who has moments out of time that can’t be explained. One day a different reality bursts in to prick the bubble of that ‘normality’ and thrust you into a world you had never even imagined could exist. Just imagine! That’s the basis of the story of Jesca that begins its process of reveal in Piercing the Fold. The characters Venessa draws are so lifelike, that the book almost makes you think that this reality is living right next doo ...more
kelly {BookCrushin}
Do you like thinking about the unexplainable? Do you sometimes watch the Science Channel and think what else is out there in this vast universe of ours? Or maybe you just love watching Fringe on Fox? If you said yes to any of these questions then I wholeheartedly recommend picking up this indie release! If you said no to all of these then I would still recommend this story as it was gripping and had me thinking, guessing and curious up until the very end.
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Trudy Powders
Feb 06, 2013 Trudy Powders rated it really liked it
This story follows a young woman named Jesca.Jescas world begings to change in many ways.Jesca fears she is going crazy.she meets her mentor and learns truths about her life and who she really is meant to be.I was a little confused with some of the story until it all started to come together.Fresh ideas a must read for those that follow science.This book was interesting,I have never read anything like it.
Nov 16, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Recommended to Linda by: Goodreads First Read
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Piercing the Fold by Venessa Kimball was a great story, one that I enjoyed and so will the young teens in my family. The story was interesting and easy to follow with a lot of action and thought provoking ideas. There was a strong sense of family, independence, touching on romance and duty. I thought Ms. Kimball did a great job with the book and I can hardly wait for book 2! I received this book free as a Goodreads First Read.

S. Policar
Mar 07, 2013 S. Policar rated it it was amazing
I'll begin by saying this.. If you do not have a love for aspects of science and science fiction, you may not enjoy the some parts of this book. I however love it. Venessa has masterfully brought the theory of wormholes and traversing the space time continum to life. Imagine a device that could instantly open a wormhole and take you within a mere seconds to another galaxy light years from our own. Now imagine the ramifications of leaving said wormhole open indefinitely and you have the basis for ...more
Novel Grounds
Sep 15, 2013 Novel Grounds rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars|Goodreads|Amazon

My Review:
This is one of those worlds that my mind won't soon forget. It is a work that takes modern beliefs in physics and the such and throws it in circles. In a good way that is.

 In this world you adventure with other worlds, "Aliens",  abilities, love, suspense, prophecy, and the likes of which you haven't ever read. It was a unique perspective on things I wouldn't have even considered to be interesting. I am not a fan of Physics. At all. Totally bombed it in sc
Danielle Eisner
Mar 06, 2013 Danielle Eisner rated it it was amazing
I got this book to review. I think it’s an interesting subject, and unusual take on paranormal. Its different that is for sure. It’s more of a scientific take on things. It was a little slow getting started, and had a few slow parts throughout, but I think they were an important part of a first book. There was a world and idea that she had to explain, and it took some serious explaining. She needed to paint a picture for us, with words, and I think she accomplished that. I don’t know much about ...more
Tracy Riva
Piercing the Fold Book 1
By Venessa Kimball
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-13: 978-1479150847, $10.99; Kindle ASIN B008H772VI $1.99

I greatly enjoyed Piercing the Fold Book 1 by Venessa Kimball. It takes science theories that are currently among the “fringe” and puts them together with two factions, one of whom wants to control Earth and the other of whom wants to protect humanity. What I liked best about this book was that it wasn’t the aliens who had paranormal abili
Katherine Paschal
First I want to thank the author for sending me this book along with all the awesome swag such as a book mark and a letter, as well as images to help get a mental picture of the settings from in the story. The book is about Jesca, a college student who has had a recurring nightmare for a very long time. She starts to have strange feelings or intuition about people, as well as advanced abilities. She befriends a college professor and tells him her worries, just to discover that she is not really ...more
Penelope Bartotto
Dec 03, 2012 Penelope Bartotto rated it it was amazing
It's a bit of a mind twist that the author takes you on with this story, so be prepared to stop and think a few times along the road and determine if you are still following the prescribed path. The hardest part for me was grasping the scientific concepts, as science, particularly physics was never a favorite subject of mine. What I needed to do was not over analyze the theme and let my mind be free to read the story and see where it went, this helped me enjoy the adventure that Kimball embarks ...more
K.C. Sprayberry
Feb 18, 2013 K.C. Sprayberry rated it it was amazing
Jesca Gershon-Sera has nightmares that cause sleep paralysis. These horrific dreams soon become a humming she feels in certain situations, along with the sense some people aren't what they appear to be. The worst of these dreams involves her adoptive parents' murders, something she doesn't believe she can prevent, until another presence steps in to show her the way. Soon, she learns she's a guardian and her duty is to protect the world from those of Sonde, a parallel universe. The long battle fo ...more
K.C. Sprayberry
Feb 18, 2013 K.C. Sprayberry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jesca Gershon-Sera has nightmares that cause sleep paralysis. These horrific dreams soon become a humming she feels in certain situations, along with the sense some people aren't what they appear to be. The worst of these dreams involves her adoptive parents' murders, something she doesn't believe she can prevent, until another presence steps in to show her the way. Soon, she learns she's a guardian and her duty is to protect the world from those of Sonde, a parallel universe. The long battle fo ...more
Oct 03, 2012 Cherie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not really my cuppa. This is sci-fi with a heavy leaning toward Christian fiction. The premise is interesting: wormholes lead to other worlds - one good and one bad. Jesca is a "Guardian" who is aligned with the good world and tasked with protecting earth from the baddies from the other world.

It sounded interesting and the premise is completely original but I just didn't get into this one. There were long scenes of info-dumping where Jesca is learning about everything going on. These are sit do
Nov 14, 2012 Marni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to read the rest of this series, if the other books are as good as this one. From the beginning of the book, I was drawn in to the story and it was a roller coaster ride, that I didn't want to get off of. The story is unique in many ways and the science behind it all feels like a possibility, instead of being totally made up.

There is a mixture of genres in this book that would have many scratching their heads, wondering just how to make it work. The author does it seemlessly and eve
Aoife Sheridan
Jan 21, 2013 Aoife Sheridan rated it liked it
Review of Piercing the Fold

Rating 3.5 Stars
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
The concept behind this story was very well thought-out, with truths mixed with fiction. There are parts where you questions could it be possible? From wormholes to the quantum theory all the way to the Bermuda triangle, Yes these are all linked in the book for a fascinating reasons.
I loved the main character Jes, she is strong willed, and a real fighter. She makes a judg
Jan 16, 2013 Bella rated it really liked it
First off I want to say thanks to Venessa Kimball for asking me to be on the blog tour, I am super excited!

Jesca has always had a normal life, with her adopt parents and her half sister her life has been great, and she has always loved her family time. The one thing that was a down fall was she always had bad nightmares, but Jesca and her parents always worked together to work through everything bother her and she loved them for that! They were the perfect family! Now that Jesca is out of the h
Heather Alexander
Nov 30, 2012 Heather Alexander rated it really liked it
Jesca is a college student living in her own apartment and having horrible nightmares, only they aren't really just nightmares, they are so much more. She begins to see things that aren't there, or are they? With the help of a new friend Ezra, her professor at school, and revelations from both him and her adoptive parents, she will find out that her nightmares are nothing compared to the reality she is to face. She is a hybrid with powers that she has to develop because a battle is coming and sh ...more
Jeannette Joyal
Sep 17, 2013 Jeannette Joyal rated it it was amazing
I was given an arc copy of this book for an honest review.
God, the Universe, Science, Heaven and Hell, Big Bang Theory. All connected but all separated by beliefs. However what if it isn’t. What if it is all connected more than we realize…….
Jesca, has been plagued with nightmares since childhood but now that she has come into adulthood and things have gotten more complicated. She is experiencing visions and hearing thoughts of others sending her to believe that she is going insane or is she…
A fa
Kristin Scearce
Oct 04, 2012 Kristin Scearce rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kristin by: Venessa Kimball
Disclaimer: I was given an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

This storyline is far from the ordinary of what I normally read, but I found myself nodding along with the different theories given, saying, "You know, that makes a little sense." I even found myself sharing a few of them with my husband, who is really into astronomy and the exploration of the cosmos. I liked how everything played out over the course of the plot, and how there were different twists that jumped out for certain cha
Aug 27, 2013 Michele rated it liked it
***Review From Michele For The Nerd Girl Page ***

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.**

Jesca has had reoccurring nightmares since childhood but when they start to lapse over into her everyday life she starts to worry. After a conversation with her professor Ezra about wormholes and traversing through time she soon learns that she is a "Dobrian Guardian" and her purpose is to protect Earth.

Unfortunately I did not completely get into this book and it took me longer t
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Piercing the Fold (4 books)
  • Surfacing the Rim (Piercing the Fold, #2)
  • Ascending the Veil (Piercing the Fold, #3)
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