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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
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
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Charlie
Dec 04, 2012 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
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.
Edith Hill
I loved this book. I would read it again.
Holly
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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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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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 Persisten
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Sinn
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
Meganm922
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
Nickie
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
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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
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Cindy
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
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J.
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
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Megan (Ginger Mom)
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
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Charlene
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
Mike
Feb 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Amanda
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
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Daphne
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 tried read
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Caliestro Noble
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow

After reading romance novels non stop for about 6 months I thought a change of pace would be nice. I wasn't expecting this to be this good. I had the hardest working because I wanted to know what was gonna happen. I got so caught up with the story that reality has moving like a black and white tv show. This is a must read for sure. Need to save my pennies again so I can find out what's gonna happen next.
Na Day
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
After having read her books "Dark Remnants" and "Citadel of Fire" I was not enthused. However this was due to these novels being from genres I already knew I didn't favour. "Persistence of Vision" is really cool. So good that I will buy the next book, which I very rarely do.
Haeja
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
Originally posted in My Book Musings. Do visit my blog for the 8-question interview with Liesel K. Hill!

*Copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

There are some books that I just cannot finish (i.e. The Shack), and I thought Persistence of Vision would be one of them. In fact, after three chapters I put the book down because I did not enjoy it, but I persisted and started to enjoy the book by the fourth chapter or so. I’m actually feeling a little put out that it ended so abruptly, a
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Anya
Jan 01, 2014 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
Chyna
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: tbr
When I got the opportunity to review Persistence of Vision, I did not hesitate to accept Liesel's request. It took me a few days to finish reading PoV because my TBR pile has been rising since I've started this blog. When I finally had the time to read PoV I wanted to stop reading for a while because the plot was well...it was interesting, but I didn't enjoy the sudden burst of information.

When I read the summary, it did what the author wanted to do to a reader. It made me want to grab my own
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Allison (Rally the Readers)
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Also posted on Rally the Readers.

* A copy was provided by the author for review.

4.5 Stars

Dystopians have become remarkably popular ever since the The Hunger Games . They usually maintain the same guidelines: a broken society, often as a result of plague or war, and a group of righteous characters devoted to mending the tattered world. Therefore, my taste for regular dystopians has sadly been waning. I just don't like the conformity that is now following this genre. Reading Persistence of Vision
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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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Melissa Ann
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**** Review originally posted to the blog:
Pink Fluffy Hearts ****

You know how they say that people only use a small portion of their brain? Ever wonder what that unused portion is for? In "Persistence of Vision" by Liesel K. Hill, we find out.

Hill creates a futuristic world where the entire brain has been mapped out and is now used to complete extraordinary tasks. People can now time travel, use their brain to heal others, recognize others by their specific brain chemistry, make ordinary rocks
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Reeka (BoundbyWords)
Jan 04, 2013 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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Tara Lee
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The description sounds reminiscent of Terminator. A bad guy and a good guy come back from the future. One to find Maggie and harm her. The other to protect her. Reading the story I kept thinking of The Matrix. That's what it reminded me of. Persistence of Vision by Liesel K. Hill is an amazingly thrilling story full of sadness, suspense, and in the end... hope.

I started reading this story as I was finishing another, so it took me a day or two to really get in to it but once I did I couldn't get
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Kar Achondo
Jan 02, 2013 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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