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Persistence of Vision (Interchron #1)

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In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain.
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Paperback, 386 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Tate Publishing
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Krystianna
Jan 21, 2013 Krystianna rated it it was amazing

I have no words right now. This book was absolutely spectacular. This is definitely a new favorite of mine and it will have a special spot on the shelf. The ending was amazing and I finally received some long-awaited answers. I'm super thrilled for the next book! If you love time travel and dystopians, then this is a must read for 2013.

Full review to come soon.

UPDATED January 21, 2013

In Persistence of Vision, we follow Maggie, a young girl who keeps having the same memories. About a year or so
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Charlie
Dec 30, 2012 Charlie rated it it was amazing
Read other book reviews at Book Junkie Joint.

A well-planned and well-written, thrilling dystopian which is like a mix of the movie Push, and the hit TV series Heroes!

The beginning of the story was slow because of the confusion of the lead female from whose point of the view the omniscient narrator was telling the story. Perhaps, it may make the reader feel confused as well. I know I did feel a little bit off at the beginning, but giving the story time to take root and unfold would be the best co
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Pam
Maggie our main character really makes it easy to understand the world you find yourself in.At first we see she is afraid and scared as she and her brother have a lapse in memory and lose 12 hours. She really grows and comes into her own as the story progresses. I love how you get to see her compare the different time periods. Marcus I love. He seems so strong, so caring and he even has a power that I think suits him perfectly. There is tons more of characters to get to know but these two are m ...more
Scott Hill
Jul 15, 2014 Scott Hill rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! Constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat. Thrilling and sometimes disturbing insight into how we see our own reality and how others might perceive it through our eyes.
Edith Hill
I loved this book. I would read it again.
Sinn
Feb 22, 2013 Sinn rated it it was ok
During the process of reading this book, I was looking at reviews on Goodreads. All of them say that it is Earth shattering, mind blowing, life changing, and so on. For me, that really gave the book an air of authority. However, even from the start of the book, I found that I really had a hard time getting into it. While it was obvious that it was the author’s first book—she just lacked a maturity in her craft that authors get with time and experience—it felt like it just wasn’t my type of book ...more
Meganm922
Feb 07, 2013 Meganm922 rated it it was amazing
Persistence of Vision was incredible! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the premise blew me away. The two opposing theories of collectivism versus individualism were taken to a whole new level in a complex futuristic dystopia with psychological and neurological explanations. The idea seemed so plausible and I loved the way the author focused a lot on brain chemistry being the key. It was such a unique story and I really love the way it was executed. I hate to make the book seem like a far out sc ...more
Holly
Feb 18, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Let me start by thanking Liesel again for asking me to be a part of her blog tour, in exchange for my honest opinion of her book.

This book seemed to be slightly out of my preferred reading genre when I first read about it, but I am so thankful I took the time to read it! Liesel has created an incredible imaginary future world where the medical advances of the human brain has opened up many doors in the way of medical research, where (just one example) people have the ability to turn off lights
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Cindy
Jan 19, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it
First off, I would like to thank Ms. Liesel K. Hill for asking me to review this book and sending me a copy. Totally did not regret saying yes to her offer. :) Since, I feel so thankful, I'll be doing this review in my normal reviewing posts way. ;)


The Cover:
I think the cover is scary. LOL. When my English teacher saw it, she was like 'ooohhhhh'. I'll tell you why she saw it later... i like how I know who the guy is when I just began to read the book. So, good job explaining there. ;)


The Chara
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Sarika Patkotwar
Feb 01, 2013 Sarika Patkotwar rated it liked it
*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of Persistence of Vision from author Liesel K. Hill in exchange for an honest review. We thank Liesel for the book!

"In a Persistence Of Vision, you keep seeing something that was there, even after it's gone. You look at the sun and then you shut your eyes, and you'll still see a purple sun flaring behind your eyelids. Persistence Of Vision is the term for the phenomenon of seeing it, even after it's gone."

Absolutely cool stuff, right?
I read Persisten
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Heather Wood
Jan 18, 2013 Heather Wood rated it really liked it
Sci-fi and fantasy books are usually hit or miss for me. I either really enjoy them or I find myself baffled over the complexities of the plot. Although the Persistence of Vision was leaden with scientific theories, I didn’t feel like I was completely lost and had to refer to World Book every five minutes to figure out what the heck was going on.

The plot had elements reminiscent of The Host, one of my favorite books. The character of Doc reminded me of Jeb and the fact that the characters were
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Nickie
Jan 21, 2013 Nickie rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

One afternoon, Maggie and her brother black out and wake up in a strange hotel room. Police are mystified since the two seem to be unharmed, and none of their personal possessions are stolen. Maggie lives the next year in a state of mild paranoia, trying to piece together what happened that day, and why she was the target.

A year later, Maggie is attacked in her home, but rescued by a mysterious stranger. The stranger
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J.
Jan 30, 2013 J. rated it really liked it
I LOVED it:) I don't want to think that I'm biased, but I tried to go into this with an open level mind. I know Liesel's writing style and I've had the pleasure of watching her go through her writing and editing process, so I was extremely excited for this book.

Persistence of Vision follows Maggie as she wakes up in a hotel room floor with her brother across the room and no recollection of how they got there. Accompanied by strange scars they've never had before, she feels lost. It's a year lat
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Megan
Jan 27, 2013 Megan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dystopian lovers
Recommended to Megan by: Liesel K. Hill
I. Loved. This. Book.

It took a while for me to get started with this book because I had so many others I was reading for blog tours and borrowing from friends/the library. By the time I started this book, however, I read everything but about 20 pages in 2 days. And I loved it!

The story is incredible. I love the dystopian world where these collectives are trying to assimilate everyone in the entire world (am I the only Star Trek nerd that thought of the Borg?). Then there's this little group of
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Megan
Read more reviews like this at The Book Asylum.

I was approached by Liesel Hill a few months back about reading and reviewing her book, Persistence of Vision. I am definitely a fan of sci-fi and I was intrigued by the book blurb. The idea of collectives (hives/unions/human beings being connected to a mass consciousness), time travel, neurological advances that we can currently only dream about... It was all too much to pass up, so I took a chance on Persistence of Vision and am so glad I did!

The
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Charlene
Jan 22, 2013 Charlene rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, review-request
This is such an interesting high concept dystopian novel. The discoveries that have occurred in this author's vision of the future is backed by some very convincing science that is very well explained and adds depth to the world-building. It is very detailed though, so the reader must really pay attention to take it all in. The mystery of Maggie's past is maintained throughout as pieces of the puzzle are gradually revealed. It's a very intriguing way to develop a story that keeps you turning pag ...more
Nina
Five percent into this book, and I wanted to cry. What was I supposed to do? I was part of a blog tour of a book I wasn't even sure that I wanted to finish! I was confused, frustrated, disappointed...and then I hit 10% of my way through, and suddenly it became one of the best books I've read in a long time.

Bet you weren't expecting that, huh? Weirdly in my experience, some of the best novels I have read have had poor beginnings. I suppose it isn't great to begin on a sour note, but I want to mak
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Anya
Jan 01, 2014 Anya rated it really liked it
I’ve been following L.K. Hill’s blog for a while now, and hearing about the updates as she made progress towards getting Persistence of Vision published at the beginning of this year. It was a pretty fun process to read about and cheer on, and I always enjoy the glimpses into the publishing world that author blogs give us ;-). I was super excited when Hill emailed me about her blog tour, since Persistence of Vision sounded like the perfect sci-fi dystopia for me! Thank you again for the review c ...more
Jessica Nicole
Dec 19, 2014 Jessica Nicole rated it really liked it
See this review and others like it at Ramblings on Readings

PERSISTENCE OF VISION starts with a bang, throwing us right into a mysterious conflict. The entire first chapter is one bizarre event after another that immediately grabs hold of the reader, launching a horde of questions that I was eager to find the answers to.



Maggie is the type of main character I can get behind. She has reasonably terrified reactions to horrible and mystifying events, but she’s also willing to work things out. She wan
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Jordan
Apr 07, 2016 Jordan rated it it was amazing

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn't so sure about starting this book but the rating and reviews on goodreads were quite good. I had not even heard of this until Liesel contacted me but I am so happy and thankful that she did. I truly enjoyed it and I am not just saying that. The writing was really good and the storyline quite different from what I usually read. The only thing that bugged me was that Maggie never asked about her brother Jonah
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Kristina
Feb 07, 2013 Kristina rated it really liked it
Holy insane meatballs! That's how I will describe this book. I had no idea what to expect when I accepted this book for review.....a fantasy, new adult book?? What?? I was intrigued, and I am very, very happy with the end result!

This is one of those stories that is very hard for me to write a review for. There was so much going on, that I can not put a synopsis into words. You just have to read this book for yourself to find out what all the hype is about!

There were parts of the story where I wa
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Reeses
Jan 27, 2013 Reeses rated it really liked it
Originally posted: Reese's Reviews
I received a copy of this book for an honest review!
Holy toast and bread! This book is honestly one of the most mind blowing and complex books I have ever ever read. Liesel Hill has taken writing and world building to a whole new level. Before I start my review I would like to say thank you to Liesel for following my blog and asking me to be apart of her blog tour.

Maggie Harper's is in Las Vegas with her brother having a drink when suddenly she sees a flash of i
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Think
Jan 04, 2015 Think rated it liked it
First of all, I would like to apologize to the gracious author, Liesel K. Hill. I was supposed to post during her blog tour, but due to some issues was unable to post. She was extremely cordial and didn't yell at me, which I was extremely happy about.

I am going to be blunt. I really wanted to love this book, but I didn't. I kind of liked it, but was nowhere near thrilled. There were too many characters, the dialogue was repetitive and there was not enough action. The romance between Marcus and
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Angela R.
Feb 23, 2013 Angela R. rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
When I first received this book, having won it through a Goodreads giveaway, my first impression was "why the heck did want this again?" Reading the blurb on the back, it smacked of young adult dystopian novel with enough teenage angst and sappy (but innocent) romance to make me puke. Kind of like the Hunger Games, but even more implausible. Seriously, the main character is a member of the "Brain Chemistry Optimists" or "BCO" and learns to use the magical powers of her brain?

However, once I sta
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~Kate~
Jan 19, 2013 ~Kate~ rated it really liked it


When I first started this book I was really confused as to what was happening it even got to the point of me wanting to stop reading it, but, I continued on through and it got so much better that I didn't want to put it down. Things do get explained and then there would be other questions thrown into the equation but these ones didn't make the story confusing. There was still unanswered questions at the end of the story which i can't wait to find the answers in the next book. I loved that there
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Farah Hanani
Review on blog: Tumbling In Books

Who cares about that weird tattooed eye man cover? This book is freaking awesome! Mind power y’all!

I admit, it starts off a bit slow in the beginning of the book what with the scientific terms and all(maybe I was just having a reading slump. But thank God that I’m in Sophomore year or I won’t be able to understand those scientific terms!). But once it was through with that phase everything was like a climax!

In Persistence of Vision, it definitely shows that Lie
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Reeka (BoundbyWords)
Jan 14, 2013 Reeka (BoundbyWords) rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
As seen on my blog:



I wish there was a perfect way to start book reviews. I always feel like I start them somewhere in the middle. So, this is me, attempting to start from the beginning this time.

Like I said up there, I had NO idea what to truly expect from this book, as with every other book, yes, but I can pretty much guess, by NOW, what paths a dystopian novel favours. Liesel deems this book a "New Adult futuristic dystopian fantasy," I will just go ahead and add "A work of pure GENIUS" to t
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Ruty  B
Feb 15, 2013 Ruty B rated it really liked it
Imagine if somehow a whole year of your life was deleted from your memory. And now, imagine finding out that you have spent that year in the future, fighting a threat to humanity. I don’t know about you, I would probably freak out or run away screaming.

Maggie suffers a mysterious attack in Vegas with her brother; she has a blackout and has no memories of twelve hours of her life. A few months later a scary man with a tattoo on his face tries to kill her and the story begins exactly the moment Ma
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Kar Achondo
Mar 08, 2013 Kar Achondo rated it it was amazing
First thoughts: Persistence of Vision is the first book of the Interchron series and it's Liesel Hill's debut novel. We can put it on the New Adult (even YA because of its clean content) Dystopia genre but it has some fantasy and a mix of science fiction elements that makes the story richer and overall pretty captivating.
That said I should clarify that even if you think that with all those fictional elements the story could be a little hard to get into or understand, don't worry. This book is co
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Page Girl
Persistence of Vision by Liesel K. Hill is a science fiction new adult novel filled with mystery, twists and romance. You find yourself in a future world of time travel reminiscent to Star Trek's First Contact and Anthem by Ayn Rand. As the reader you are right there with Maggie, the main character, reeling from the discoveries and scientific advancements in brain research, technologies and of course a dominating world power. Hill's writing is descriptive and thought out, leaving no gaps in her ...more
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