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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  63 reviews
As Cole begins to accept her new life as Akhet, someone who can remember flashes of her past lives, every new vision from her past lives helps explain who she is in this life. As her passion for Griffon grows, she learns to identify other Akhet around her, including Drew, the young self-made millionaire who reveals his startling connection to Cole-he was her husband in Eli ...more
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Published June 18th 2013 by Walker Childrens
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Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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3.5 out of 5

I enjoyed this novel, but those three-and-a-half out of five stars pained me to assign. Really pained me. I had started this betting myself that it could only improve on how much I loved Transcendence. For as much fun and as entertaining as this novel manages to be, it is a pale shadow of the sheer awesome that was the first book. A lot of what made the latter different among YA is happily still there: a focus on Egyptian mythology, reincarn
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, fantasy, young-adult
I forgot how much I liked this series.

Cole is having a difficult time processing the fact that her injury inflicted by Veronique, hasn't allowed her to play the cello as she once had. So she gives lessons to others in the meantime.

"You can't let your circumstances dictate your life. Only you can decide. Success is twenty percent ability and eighty percent desire. You can do anything you want. As long as you want it badly enough." (I loved this quote.)

Cole and Griffon are closer than ever and s
"In the sequel to Transcendence, past lives and lost loves make the present more thrilling than ever.
As Cole begins to accept her new life as Akhet, every new vision from her past lives helps explain more about who she is in this life.Her love for Griffon grows as quickly as her Akhet abilities, while Cole learns to recognize other Akhet around her, including Drew, a young millionaire who reveals a startling connection-he was Cole's true love in Elizabethan England. But Drew's intense desire to
Jo Hewson
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love the first book, it is quite close in theme to a book I am currently writing so I thought I would give it a go. I am so glad I did, I love books like this - very easy to read, got a fantastic lead character and generally entertaining and fun. This second book had a similar reading experience - Cole, the main character, is wonderfully realistic and it is very easy to relate to her. It was slightly rushed at the end, so much happened in one small space when most of the book is a build up of ...more
Kimberly Perez
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this is an amazing book to read because the main character and most of her friends are akhet. Akhet are people who can live forever by reincarnating into a different body with different genders but can remember their past lives. I really like how they demonstrate this idea.
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Still good but didn't like it as much as transcendence. ...more
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book in this series, Transcendence, so I had high hopes for this one. It didn't disappoint at all!

This excerpt is taken from my review on Into the Hall of Books. Read more here:

A little background from the first book: Cole and Griffon are a couple - both are Akhet, meaning that they can remember who they were from their past lives. While other people just start over with new memories in every life, Akhet keep all of their old memories an
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
A copy of this novel was provided by Bloomsbury Australia in exchange for an honest review.

There have been few instances where I have enjoyed the second book in a series more than the first. And yet, Intuition is one of those instances. Usually, there’s a thing called ‘second book syndrome’, where the second book in a series drags. The characters are boring, there is unnecessary world building. A love triangle. Been there, done that. But with Intuition, that was not the case. I found myself enjo
This sequel to Transcendenceis very much a mixed bag, at least concerning what I like from a book.

The parts of the story which concern the emotional repercussions of remembering past lives are well done. Who wouldn't be intrigued by having a second chance at some "what if's"? And what do you owe someone who was part of a past life? The reader is also introduced to a second group of Akhet who, unlike the do-gooders in the first book, reject the idea that they have any responsibility for the wor
Yolanda Sfetsos
Earlier this year I read a great book called TRANSCENDENCE and was looking forward to reading the sequel. So when I received it from Bloomsbury, I was excited to read it.

Cole is Akhet, which means she's lived other lifetimes and is slowly remembering a bunch of them. The strangest and smallest things can spark off a memory, but once it does she never forgets. She's in a happy relationship with Griffon, who also happens to be Akhet. Actually, he's the one who introduced her to this world. With th
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars!
I am going to be completely upfront here and say that I completely forgot about this series until I saw this ARC, which is really quite horrible because I adored Transcendence when I first read it. But no worries because after the first few pages of Intuition, Omololu quickly reminded me why I fell in love with her writing and with Transcendence so much and why (regardless of my earlier transgression), I really was excited to get my hands on this sequel.

I quickly became immersed once
A Book Vacation
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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While I thoroughly enjoyed the first novel in this series, Transcendence, I absolutely adored this second installment. Cole is much more defined and the fact that there’s a bit of a love triangle wrapped me right up—mainly because it was so different from what I’m used to. For those of you who’ve read Transcendence, you know that Griffon and Cole are old souls who remember their past lives, and they’ve fallen in love. But, when Drew s
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Short and Sweet:
*sigh* Intuition was insane.... in a good way. There was so much going on in this book. SO many twists and turns. It was non-stop! I liked Transcendence a LOT, but I adored Intuition. :)

To Elaborate....
Intuition jumped off running from where Transcendence left off. In fact one of the major plot points is something I can't talk about without spoiling Transcendence! SO, SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ TRANSCENDENCE. Okay, still with me? Drew. This guy made me feel so conf
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
In C.J. Omololu's latest book Intuition, lead character Cole faces difficult decisions in both her personal and professional life. She battles with herself on whether or not to continue her relationship with Griffon, who she is obviously in love with, or if she should embark on a new (or old depending on how you look at it) relationship with Drew— an Akhet from her past who looks perfect on paper.

She also struggles with the fact that her life as a cello prodigy may be over (thanks to Verinique)
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

In this second book Cole is dealing with not being able to play cello well anymore from an injury she got at the end of the first book, as well as getting deeper into the world of the Akhet. And to top it all off, someone from one of her past lives is back. Akhet are people who can remember their past lives.

First let me start off by saying this was really really good. A worthy second book for a first book that I enjoyed so much. Second, I love Cole's character. I think considering what
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Best Bits: I was a little nervous when I read the synopsis of this one. I really enjoyed the first book, but the blurb above made the book seem like it focused solely on a love triangle. It seemed that way for the first portion of the book, but the story was about more than Griffon, Cole, and Drew. It was a great look into the way that love changes and grows. Of course, it's up to you to decide if you believe in past lives, but the book brings up an interesting question. If you could remember pa ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Truthfully, this book was ok. It was kinda slow moving. A lot of reviews say that Griffon turned into a total jerk, but honestly, I think anybody would react the way he did if something like that were to happen. What I found a little bit...disturbing...was Drew and Cole's 'relationship'. Seriously? He was like twenty and she was barely seventeen. I guess if she were twenty then he would be twenty-four it would be fine, but I mean, it's Jane Eyre all over again! It was just creepy to me. Like I g ...more
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Intuition was a decent sequel and ending to the Transcendence series. The story picks up a little after Transcendence.

Cole is living her life as an Akhet, a person who has had multiple lives with the ability to remember them. Cole’s been using her past lives to understand who she is in her current life. In the memory from the first book Cole remembers another life with a man she lost long ago. Come to find out he’s an Akhet too and he
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Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Intuition, a sequel to the reincarnation story introduced in Transcendence (2013), opens with a couple deeply in love. Jude and Griffin have survived much over the past year (taking place in the first novel) and are now happy to be together. What seems to be a rock solid relationship is quickly ended when Jude meets Drew, a man who was her husband in a past life. Griffon and his reincarnated friends known as the Sekhem try to make the world better for humans. Drew is from a different group of r ...more
J.C. Phillipps
(As a matter of practice now, I no longer rate books. But you can read my review.)

I really, really enjoyed this book.

Sometimes a second book in a series can feel like a bridge between Book 1 and Book 3. NOT SO with Intuition! This is a full story with a great plot and characters I have come to adore. Without being too technical and boring, I was very impressed with how interesting the storyline was without feeling all the "markers" of a typical plot. There were quite a few events that I never s
--spoilers, kind of-- Ahhhh! Transcendence was such a lovely read, and I had such high hopes for this one. Intuition as a whole was great, and Cole's personality is still refreshing in a YA novel. It was nice to see Cole doing her own thing, but oh my gawsh....!! I was looking forward to more Griffon actually being in the book, since he's one of my favourite male characters in a novel. I also really liked Cole's relationship with him BEFORE he did that THING.

On the bright side, there was a nice
Crysta DenOuden
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Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
My expectations were definitely surpassed with this sequel. I find it's very rare that I enjoy a sequel more than it's predecessor, but this was one of them.

Because I already had time to fall in love (or hate) with a lot of the characters, I felt like it was a lot easier to immerse myself in this plot line, which didn't fail to keep me on my toes.

Cole was a consistently enjoyable protagonist in my opinion, and I found myself surprisingly supporting almost all of her decisions/beliefs. Even more
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm always nervous to read sequels because they often don't live up to the expectations I have after reading the first book. That was not the case with Intuition, however. It was another great paranormal story full of mystery, action, and romance.

Intuition picked up right where the previous book left off. Cole needed to strengthen her unique ability to sense people's innermost emotions in order to further the Akhet mission. This time it wasn't just Cole that found herself in danger--her best fr
Caryn Caldwell
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Picking up where the first book left off, Intuition continues the Transcendence series with Cole learning to develop her unique Akhet abilities. But soon her past -- both from her current life and her former lives -- comes back to haunt her. A former husband returns, trying to win back her love and endangering her relationship with Griffon. The sudden remembrance of a tragic accident from a lifetime in India adds new insight into Cole's abilities. And a former enemy is convinced that Cole's best ...more
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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Cole is just beginning her relationship with Griffon, trying to balance the truths she has learned--her empathy skills and the fact that she is Akhet. In the midst of this is her past from the sixteenth century coming into her present in the form of Drew.
I definitely liked this book better than the first book for some reason. Maybe it was that the writing improved or just my perspective. Whatever it was, I liked Intuition even though it was quite predictable at times. I liked Drew,(view spoiler)
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I think the book was solid but I'm having some difficulty dealing with how they switch from male to female yet don't really explain how their sexuality works does this mean everyone is really bisexual since you can tech love an essence that can be either sex while at any given time you are either sex?

I also disliked how it's just conveniently thrown in there at the end the whole mole in the operation I just feel like the mystery of that could have been handled better.

I love the concept of reme
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I usually don't find the second book in a series to be filled with more questions (in a good way!) than the first one but C. J. Omololu has left me wanting more after reading Intuition.

Cole is still having flashbacks to her past lives only this time, it seems like Griffon may not be the one to come to her rescue. The characters are so real that I can't help but imagine that they are living their lives out in California this very minute. I hope this is just the second of many more books in the se
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really loved the tension and the confusion Omololu built up in this book-- no sophomore slump here! There were a couple parts the stretched my suspension of disbelief just a bit (the means by which [redacted] ends up being Akhet, for example,) but the relationships between characters felt for the most part realistic (both the positive and the negative ways the relationships came to be!) It's incredibly saddening to me that Omololu passed away before being able to contribute more of her wonderf ...more
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I write as C.J., but you can call me Cynthia. My YA novel DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS came out in early 2010. My next book TRANSCENDENCE came out in June of 2012, followed by the sequel INTUITION in June of 2013. My newest book is a YA thriller called THE THIRD TWIN and will be out in February 2015 followed by another standalone thriller RECOVERY in early 2016.

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