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Preview — Deceptive Cadence by Katie Hamstead
Until she doesn't. A freak earthquake shatters her life as surely as her home, taking away everything she holds dear. She wakes in a hospital to find that her beloved husband and infant daughter have been killed, crushed by the earthquake's wrath. Disoriented, injured, and alone, Cadence refuses to acce ...more
----Denise Hildreth Jones
Katie Hamstead, an Australian author, has penned a heart wrenching tale of love and second chances in her book, Deceptive Cadence, which is the first book in the Cadence series. This book unfolds the story of a woman who lost her family in an earthquake, following which she gets an opport ...more
The book is split into two parts. We have Cadence’s part & James’s part.
The beginning of this book broke me fucking heart. It was so sad, you could feel the grief and the loss of husband and child of what Cadence was experiencing.
If you offered the opportunity of a lifetime to go back to the age of fourteen and start all over again to save the two people who you loved most in your life would you? Would you go back and do it all again? With what you know now?
Cadence agrees to this choice and make ...more
Then the magic ...more
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Deceptive Cadence falls more into the Young Adult genre, however the concept, the age in which Cadence truly is, is all new adult. Time travel takes Cadence back to age 14, giving her an opportunity to relive her life, and save the life of her future husband and child, both lost to a terrifying accident. Cadence flits between being a young twenty year old to being the 14 year old th ...more
I think James has become one of my favorite bad boys.
This story starts with a very different Cadence, an adult in love and with a child. I went through her pain and loss with tears. Praying for her second chance to recover her family. But when she got back and I met James through her I didn’t wanted as much for her to get back to her husband. Of course I, being a mom, wanted her to get h ...more
I went into this book blind as I didn't want to know even the synopsis. I'm glad I did because as the story unfolded, I was completely surprised.
This is a swee ...more
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****17th January, 2016******
See my original review at Corralling Books
This book piqued my interest, when I saw it on the YA Bound Books site, with the author, Katie Hamstead, offering it up for review. Hooked by the premise - a guardian angel offering a second chance- I leapt at the chance to review it. It sounded sweet, a cute contemporary novel with hints of fantasy. I wasn't disappointed either - Deceptive Cadence was AMAZING.
Cadence was a charact ...more
‘Deceptive Cadence’ sounded really intriguing to me right from the go; sort of like a mix between the earthly and heavenly which I found absolutely captivating. I was incredibly eager – some may say over-eager – to read this novel as the whole aspect of being given a second chance and going back in time to right wrongs was something I couldn't deny.
I also must strongly recommend this nov
Okay, I’ve been on a bit of a reading hiatus and just have not been into it. I needed to just read these and get it done to put up my reviews. These books turned into so much more than a deadline. This will be the most random, all over the place review. I just am having the hardest time coming up with how to review these books because they were just so good. I devoured both books in one day. I did absolutely nothing else but read these. So here is the first book…
The premise was so interesting t ...more
Hamstead’s latest seems deceptively (yes, pun intended) straight-forward. As the blurb indicates, it’s about a woman who abruptly loses the ...more
This was an enjoyable read. I thought the story was engaging and interesting. I thought that Cadence was a wonderful character. Her grief for her husband and child was really sad to read. I can’t imagine what that would feel like. She has the chance to go back and redo her life, so she takes it. Traveling back to when she was 14 to be reunited with her husband. However, as she go back, the plot starts to change as she meets Jame ...more
When Cadence awakes in a hospital after an earthquake, she finds out that her husband and baby both perished. She is visited by an angel whilst in the hospital, and is given a chance to go back and attempt to save her husband and child. She takes the chance, only to wake up younger than what she was at the time of the earthquake. She's back to being in ...more
Now with the knowledge of her adult life and the loss of her husband and daughter she goes back to high school which is several years before she met her husband. Right then I would have had red flags. Why do I need to go that far back?
Cadence knows some of the things she wants to change and she does. She becomes happier and be ...more
Deceptive Cadence is a heart warming story about a girl who gets a second chance at life. At the start of the novel, Cadence wakes up in hospital to find out the most horrible news a wife and mother can hear: that her husband and young daughter have died. As you can imagine, Cadence is distraught. But then the incredible happens: an angel offers her the chance to relive her teen life so she can change what happens to her family and save them.
Of course she jumps at the ...more
By Katie Hamstead
Wow this book shocked and captivated me right from the very beginning. Cadence Anderson has a husband, Austin and a child whose lives are lost in an earthquake. This was very difficult to read since I too have a husband and small child. The book was so well written you felt like you were in Cadence’s shoes during the life altering events. While in the hospital Cadence is visited by an angel who gives her the opportunity to go ...more
I always liked the idea of adding time travel in a novel. But in the case of "Deceptive Cadence" time travel comes as a part of an angel's powers who offers a chance for living your life again.
In order to save her future Cadence travels to the past, in the body of her 14 years old; she'll have to deal with high school, mostly hormones and in many cases bullying.
Straight from the beginning, I felt that familiar punch in the gut that all of my favorite books have given me, but then when Cadence is given ...more
At first, I was not very impressed with this book. The whole premise seemed weird and silly (why go back in time so far to change something, especially something that was an accident..?!), and while it was marketed as a “new adult” book, at first it struck me as for younger readers. However, for some reason, I kept reading. I am glad I did, because this ended up being a well-written book. A “second chance” is an interesting concept, and although oc ...more
So much I want to spill out to tell you everything about this book, but I don't believe in doing that so the only thing I can tell you that the cover of this book doesn't even start to due it justice. You really have to read this story to be wow'ed by it. I was completely taken in right at the start. I can tell you that your emotions will run high while reading this, well... my did anyways. The story was take you to a completely different level. But only you will know when readin ...more
The initial description of the book put me off slightly but from the first chapter I was hooked on the writing and the story line. If you got a chance to have a do over in life would you want it to turn out the same? This is the challenge of Cadence Anderson after a tragedy robs her of husband and child. What unfolds is a heartwarming and sweet story (with a cliffhanger)!! Can't wait for the next instalment.
The idea that you could back to high school knowing what you know now or the ability to fix your mistakes is something many people have probably thought of. This book does a wonderful job of exploring those ideas. I liked Cadence, but I loved James. It's a great story and I"m anxious to know what happens next.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student. Now she lives in Arizona with her daughters and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope o ...more