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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Trent Astor is many things—orphan, runaway, musician. But what’s most extraordinary about Trent is that he’s a time traveler. His supernatural gift sends him on missions to the past to save unsuspecting victims from harm. However, when he fails to save the life of a young girl, his life changes in ways he could never have dreamed.

At eleven years old, Cassie Moore suffered
Paperback, 231 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by Smashwords (first published March 10th 2012)
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Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I want to thank the author, Janine Caldwell, for providing me a copy of Rematch for an honest review. Second of all, I want to say WOW! That was one amazing read.

If you had read this review previously, you would notice that I edited out my disappointment on the cover design because the new cover is just incredible! The previous cover just didn't make me want to read it. When I did start to read, I got sucked into the story and didn't think much more of the former. The book centers around a
If you had the chance to change someone's fate, would you? This is just one of the questions you have yourself asking when you read this book. And would I? I really don't know. I'm a true believer that our Fate's are sort of predestined in that no matter which road you find yourself on, you always end up where you are meant to be, and I guess this is the truth behind the story that is REMATCH.

First of all I want to thank the amazing author Janine Caldwell for providing me with a copy of REMATCH
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the summary for Rematch, I was intrigued but wasn't sure what to expect. But the idea of a science fiction/time-travel romance was too good to pass up, and I really enjoyed this fun, sweet adventure!

When exposure to the energy from a vortex at 12 years old leaves Trent able to slip back into time and save the lives of people in imminent danger, his and his sister's lives are forever changed. Constantly living in fear of being found by others who wish to harm Trent for his po
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Rematch captures your attention from the very beginning. Immediately after reading the first chapter I was hooked! The story moves along at a pace that allows you to become completely engulfed in the "vortex" world very quickly.

Those of you that have read some of my other reviews know that I am a complete sucker for a good-old doomed romance. Rematch definitely has one of those *round of applause, round of applause* ! Rematch essentially revolves around the
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off by saying that I haven't read many time travel novels recently, or at all for that matter, but if they're all like Rematch, GIVE ME ALL OF THEM!!! :) Rematch was an absolutely fantastic read. It kept my attention the ENTIRE time and I was rooting for Trent and Cassie to the point where I was giggling into my phone every time they were together. *grins* The entire premise was really new to me, so obviously, I LOVED IT. But it wasn't just the premise..It was the characters, the st ...more
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank the author, Janine Caldwell, for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
In REMATCH, Cassie and Trent’s worlds are about to collide, but not in the way you might normally expect. After a rocky start to their senior year, Trent is determined to hide from Cassie how their lives are supernaturally linked. But when Cassie’s past continues to torment her, she’s soon looking to Trent for answers. Trent must choose between admitting w
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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I've read a lot of time-travelling books in the last year, like the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series by Rachel Harris and Timebound by Rysa Walker. So, I was really excited to start this book by Janine Caldwell. However, I was quite unimpressed with this beginning and not exactly sure how I'll like the rest of the series.

Rating: 2 stars!

Sara (sarabara081)
You can see more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books!

Over the past few months I seem to have fallen in love with time travel novels. I have only read a few but some of my highly anticipated upcoming releases are also in this sub-genre. So when the author of Rematch contacted me to see if I was interested in reading and reviewing her book, I quickly jumped at the opportunity.

Rematch is told from two perspectives. First we have Cassie, a typical teenage girl who has a lot of insecurities. At a young
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Now let me tell you why. Cassie is such a lovely girl, shy, vulnerably and self concious but lovely. from the moment we are introduced to her I was drawn to her, it was like reading about a prettier version of myself in high school. When she first meets Trent the new boy at school who goes by the name of Jeremy she is instantly drawn to him, unaware that he is the boy that saved her life during the tennis tournament when she was younger, Trent recognises her as it as only been ...more
Konstanz Silverbow
I don't think the blurb/synopsis/description, does this book justice! Because when I began reading, I didn't get what I expected. But what I did get was something amazing!!!

I will admit that when I got the the second chapter I was worried with where the scene/talk might lead but was pleasantly surprised with where it didn't go! Janine has written a wonderful, engaging story that keeps you reading and wanting more!

And ohh my goodness, it is a good thing that I had the second book on hand when I
April Alvey
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Am So In Love With This Book. The Face That Trent Can Go To Different Times Is So Awesome. He Helps People In A Way That No One Else Can. Then The One Help Was Supposed To Help Before Something Bad Happened To Her Go Injured Any Way. Years Later Cassie Your Typical High School Senior Wanted To Have The Best Senior Year Ever. Things Went Totally Wrong For Cassie She And Her Boyfriend Break Up, And She Thinks She Is Going Crazy. The New Boy In School Totally Looks Like The Boy Who Caught The Man ...more
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Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I was totally gripped with Trent's struggles and frustrations of the burden that comes along with his supernatural ability. To make matters even more intense he falls for the girl from the one mission he can't seem to let go of. Talk about complicated!!! I was absolutely drawn towards Trent and Cassie's situation. With the title, Rematch, was definitely fitting for the story. Like Trent's sister, Lorelai, said..."True love doesn't come around that often, you know?" Now, that has a lot of tr ...more
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for young adult fiction. And the Vortex Series is no exception! I loved getting to know Trent and Cassie and as a bay area native I loved saying "I've been there!" when reading the BART adventures of a 17 year old. And thanks to my best friend in high school driving a green Ford Taurus I also had the perfect picture in my head for Cassie's best accessory.

I'm a fan of Cassie not being your typical heroin. She is shy but also funny and quick witted. She is a fantastic combination of
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all the lovers of paranormal romance
Loved the book.I read the whole book in one go. The story is good and well written.The characters have strong personality and well defined.The romance between Trent and Cassie is nice. The challenges and the sacrifices one makes when in love is very well depicted through Cassie and Trent's story.
This book makes you believe in the power of true love and also that the true love lasts forever no matter the circumstances.
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rematch is an action packed book! It grabs you and all you can do is enjoy the ride~ I love the characters in the story, I find myself rooting for Trent and Cassie the whole time. The romance between them is sweet! What every high school girl dreams of!!!
I really enjoyed Janine Caldwell's writing and loved how we got different point of view! All in all I really enjoyed the book! I would recommend it to anyone! Rematch left me wanting more... looking foward to find what happens next.
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very interesting to read. It really grabbed my attention, I'm really glad that I won it free through a Goodreads giveaway. I wasn't too fond of the ending but it was still a good ending, I just wish it would have ended slightly different.
Holly Casady
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story! Loved the characters and the creativity of the story. Can't wait for the third!
Nanette Bradford
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me just say that this series was my first ever time travel series and I really really enjoyed it. I’ve seen enough movies to know how time travel works but this was not like any movies I’ve ever really seen. It was so much more. There was so much going on and every time I was on the edge of my seat to see how things were going to turn out.
The series is about a boy and his younger sister, Trent and Lorelai, who lost their

parents in a tragic accident at a very young age. Something happened to
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

Let me start of by saying that this is one of the best books I have read in a really long time. Not to say I haven’t liked the books I have been reading, but this one just really, really hooked me, and just made me fall in love with Trent/Jeremy (his alias is Jeremy) Anyway, I was enthralled right from the start with the first chapter and reading from Trent’s point of view. The emotions and feelings portrayed makes you just feel it and choke up with them at times. We get alternating point of vie
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
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I received a free copy of this book from the author via YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

When I decided to read this book, I thought that it would focus more on science fiction and time travel, but it is really a time travel romance novel. For those of you who haven’t read many books in that genre, you might have a problem with the fact that the explanation for why Trent can travel through time is not very detailed. However,
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you are of love of the paranormal and sci-fi this is the book for you.
We find a boy who is trying to save a 11yr.old girl from a horrible fate at a tennis match. He tries, and he assumes her failed and is devastated when she is shot and he hold her hand until help arrives " I gasp at the direct view of her eyes they're a mixture of blue and green; a rare color of aqua as I've ever seen. More than just their interesting color, though is the soul I found behind them"- Trent. he believes she has
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Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Janine Caldwell very graciously provided me with a copy of this book for review and I’m forever grateful she shared her novel with me. Thank you so much Ms. Caldwell!

I didn’t know anything about this book before starting it. I often prefer to do this with manuscripts I will be reviewing as I won’t have any pre-conceived notions or expectations before reading. When I sat down to begin the story, I had the feeling I was getting into another “teen romance” novel. However, right from the opening, th
Nicole Hewitt
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Rematch is a sweet paranormal romance. Trent is a time traveler - he travels to the past to fix save people in danger. He is devastated when he thinks he is unable to save an 11-year-old girl from a shooting. However, once he returns home to the present, he meets Cassie and discovers that she is in fact the girl he attempted to save. Though she was still shot and has suffered some emotional damage because of it, she
Pauline Ang
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Originally posted at Fathomless Reveries

Time traveling is one of the few supernatural aspects that I really like. I have no idea why, but the idea of being able to time-travel is really awesome. Not to mention that I love music-related plots, no matter how small it is, like if the main character is musically-inclined, it’s something that suits me well. Seeing that this book’s male protagonist, Trent, is both a musician and a time traveler made me excited to read this book. However, I think this
April Soos
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you had the power to change your fate, would you? Would you change the fate of someone you loved? Someone you felt could’ve lead a different, possibly much better, life if that one life-changing experience never occurred? Love is powerful, all-knowing, and eternal, right? In Rematch, the first book in The Vortex series, Janine Caldwell introduces us to a splay of characters that will hammer their way into your heart, who will make you consider things you never would’ve before.
Cassie Moore is
Chris Torretta
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
So this is a cute, young adult. It starts off and it's so interesting and compelled me to continue turning pages but sadly the momentum didn't keep up with that introduction.

There's also not a whole lot behind the plot, lots of high school and boyfriend drama. I enjoyed reading about the characters but jumping back and forth between them was also a bit strange. I never felt like I really got a good handle on either character. I think this would have gone over better as a bubble gum type of high
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Rematch is the first title of three books of the Vortex series, personally, this book caught my eye for something in special: time travel, and the icing on the cake is that there was romance. A sweet romance and time travel that changed everything.

I really liked this first installment, was very easy and entertaining to read, in part different from what I usually read but I kept constant, the characters are well defined and added some ideas I found interesting. as this story begins? Well, first w
Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}
A free copy was received in exchange for an honest review.

If you would rather read a high school drama then a time travel novel, this book may be for you. Sadly, this was not the case for me, and so I was disappointed with this book.

That is not the only problem I have with Rematch, but it is the main one. So little of this book had to do with time travel; instead, there were breakups, kisses, and Homecoming. One would hope that in a book with a time traveler, time travel would play a major part
Laura Greenwood
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of Rematch, book 1 of The Vortex, in exchange for my review.

Trent isn't your average 18 year old, instead he is able to travel through time, but unfortunately he has no control over his ability and he ends up jumping at random points, leaving his life constantly interrupted. Up until this jump, when he saved 11 year old Cassie Moore, he has never had anything that he always wanted to be around for, but the stunning e
Shayna Varadeaux
First off I am not a huge tennis fan but I was intrigued by these books since I first caught wind of them.

Rematch was really great and tennis is like a sideline story to Trent's unusual abilities and family life. I loved the premise and plot it was new and fresh. I have read time travel books and this series is unique in alot of ways.

I loved Cassie, the story is a s much hers as it is Trent's. He and his sister Lorelai are settling into their new life yet again, the life of a time traveler tend
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Janine Caldwell is the YA fantasy author of the romantic yet action-filled trilogy, The Vortex Series. She lives in the desert town of Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. When she's not trying to cool off, she's playing tennis, practicing yoga, banging on the drums, or reading.

Books published by Janine include Visited, a YA coming-of-age fantasy, and The Vortex Series: Rematch, Double Fault,

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“You know, me finding the perfect dress is more about you than it is about me."
"Oh yeah? How's that?"
"My plan, you see, is to scour the city for just the right dress that will make it absolutely impossible for you to resist me. You'll simply be at my mercy the entire night."
Trent frowns, "How is that different from any other time we're together?”
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