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Persistence of Vision

(Interchron #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  97 reviews
What if the survival of the post-apocalyptic world depended on memories you no longer had?
While on a routine vacation with her brother, Maggie is practically bored. Until a disturbing time loss leaves her feeling violated. And inexplicably empty.

When a creepy thug breaks into her house and nearly kills her, she’s saved by a man with strange eyes. One who knows more about h
Paperback, 386 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Tate Publishing
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Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
Jan 09, 2013 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
After a friend gave me a recommendation for this book, I was excited to read it. For one thing, the premise looked great - original and intriguing, to say the least. For another thing, this is only my second new adult book, and after a relatively positive experience with my last NA book, I was excited for more. Unfortunately, while the premise was indeed interesting and there were some original ideas, the book suffers from a lot of fundamental problems that I just can't get over, and they caused ...more
Dec 11, 2012 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
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
Edith Hill
I loved this book. I would read it again.
Scott Hill
Sep 03, 2012 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.
Barbi J
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I've read by Liesel K Hill and I am happy I choose it. The story is about Maggie. One second she is in LV with her brother and having odd 'dreams', the next she's surround by people who all remember her, but she has no idea who they are. She comes to learn she's very important in this timeline and begins assisting her team.
Maggie seemed a little naïve at times but she’s still trying to put it all together and remember things. She’s doing a good job because she sure asks
Janet Womack
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I listened to the audio book edition. I enjoyed the scientific parts of Persistence of Vision. The narrator just didn't seem to fit the story and the dialogue was stilted and not we'll written. I think the story itself could have been very good if it was written better. I don't know if this was one of Liesel K. Hill's earliest novels. But, some of her other novels are exceptional and well written.
Jan 06, 2013 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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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!

Sarika Patkotwar
Jan 05, 2013 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 Persist
Dec 30, 2012 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
Jan 21, 2013 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
Heather Wood
Dec 05, 2012 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
Dec 12, 2012 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
Sep 05, 2012 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
Megan | Bookstacks 'n Golden Moms
Dec 10, 2012 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
Jan 19, 2013 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
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main character is a woman called Maggie, who out with her brother in Vegas one night, comes across a strange scene on the busy streets. She sees a man she feels some hint of recognition with, but mainly from the intensity of his eyes. The next moment he is gone. Maggie and her brother go to a bar for a drink, but when they awake, they find themselves on the floor of an unfamiliar motel room. Presuming they were drugged and something happened to them after being in the bar, they call the poli ...more
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read from Liesel Hill. I liked the blurb, so thought I would give it a try. The book started "weird" because we are actually in the middle of the story. We find the heroine, Maggie, is meeting her brother in a Vegas bar, but while on the way, she has a strange "vision". She dismisses the experience and continues on to her brother. She blacks out and awakens with her brother in a strange hotel room. As the story continues we find that Maggie is in a fight with people from the fut ...more
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

Wooot! First Blog Tour Ever! Huge thank you to Liesel Hill for inviting me to be a part of her tour and providing me a copy of her debut novel, Persistence of Vision! :D

*Does Happy Dance*

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Now that I've gotten that out of my system, let's move onto the actual book, shall we? Persistence of Vision was definitely something I have never encountered before! I'm usually a pretty eclectic reader when it comes to books, but the Sci Fi/Time Travel genre has never been of interest to me. I've
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up enjoying Hill's debut. The cover does not help out the book, nor does the synopsis accurately convey what Persistence of Vision is really about, in my opinion. What I found in Persistence of Vision was a well-written, quite readable, and thought-provoking novel that defies easy classification, or even easy explanation.

Ever since Maggie and her brother were drugged and found in a hotel room with half a day of their lives unaccounted for, she's fel
Jamie Jack
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2020
First Confusing, Then More Interesting

This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I am not quite sure what I think of it. It starts with a lot of action, but we're thrown into a confusing circumstance without much explanation. This is followed by another confusing scenario, where the heroine and her brother experience a time gap. We see them in a bar and then immediately see them in a motel room with not much transition to explain it. I hate it when the beginnings of books are co
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't get into the book but am sure lots of other readers will love it. This epic story is very complicated and involves a lot more key people than just Maggie and Marcus even though their strong connection is an element throughout.

The future world is in danger because of the collective which rules the world by making everyone join and participate in a forced shared existence and consciousness. Individuals are struggling to survive in this world and attempt to overthrown the collective. In
Nicole Dunton
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am insanely in love with this book. The characters were amazing. The story keeps you hanging on and begging for more. And that's not evening mentioning how completely captivating and gorgeous this cover is! I'm so in love with it and can't wait to read the rest of the series.

One of the biggest things I want to compliment is the fact that it didn't really over sexualize a certain relationship that was in this book. Do not get me wrong. Sex in books is fine. In some cases, it even enhances the
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs, fanstasy-fun
This is the first book I've read by the author and the blurb really caught my interest. I'm so glad I read it. It is so different than most of the dystopian books I've read in the past. Yes, there is time-travel involved and a giant mind-collective bent on taking over the world (insert Pinkie and the Brain music), but hey all good dystopian romances have those right?!? Oh but there is so much more, there is altered human neutral pathways that allow for higher powers- think X-Men with brain-power ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so unique from any book I’ve read in this genre. This is definitely not fluff. The world building is so very descriptive I could sink right in to it and feel as if I were right there. I love the strong characters Ms Hill describes, each one of them distinctive individuals yet different. Persistence of Vision describes the subject of this book appropriately. I never would have thought about the meaning of this terminology had I not read about it here. Now I know I will ponder on it f ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story. This story started off very slow in the beginning—there was too much world building for my taste. Narration is “okay”. Thank goodness there was a bit of different voice inflections to help differentiate some of the characters. Not a big fan of Maggie so far—she’s quite immature for someone her age and seemed way too wishy-washy in her interactions with the person she was repeatedly told was the love of her life. The story definitely picks up towards the end—there’s lots of mys ...more
Jay Williams
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those first books in a series that is so good you immediately want more. Hill creates a world of the future where individuals are fighting the collective minds of the masses, who are controlled by dictators. Human evolution has created specialist types that have distinctive abilities. All of the main characters are specialists with unique powers. This book has a definite plot arc of its own, yet provides an introduction to all the principal players, both good and bad. The style of ...more
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Also publishes under L.K. Hill and K.L. Conger.

Her scifi, fantasy and dystopian are written under Liesel K. Hill and her crime drama and historical fiction are written under L.K. Hill. She lives in northern Utah and comes from a large, tight-knit family. Loves to bake, read, and watch plenty of T.V. And plans to keep writing until they nail her coffin shut. Or the Second Coming happens. You know,

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