Jace Vega has finally landed her dream job—working for Omnibus, an up-and-coming tech firm. But a mysterious message from her future self sets Jace and her old friend Corey racing to piece together clues before Omnibus destroys their future—and their past. This fast-paced thriller will keep you guessing till the very last page.
Adrienne Quintana is the author of Eruption as well as several children’s books. When she isn't writing, Adrienne enjoys running, hiking, and matchmaking (Are you single? She probably knows someone perfect for you.) She lives in Arizona with her husband and four children, who give her love, support, and plenty of good material for Instagram.
A few thoughts/likes from this book: 1. The cover is very cool. 2. The story is fast paced and keeps moving along and building as the book progresses. 3. I learn about and can picture the key characters and settings from clues given throughout the story (e.g. Jace looks like Camilla Belle.....to me) 4. I want to punch Victor in the face. 5. I think that even though this fits into a category that primarily appeals to females, there is enough action, intrigue and other stuff that a guy can read it and carry it around AND keep his man card. 6. Good, strong, intelligent female protagonist. 7. Nothing gratuitous in the book: my 10 year old could read it even though she is not in the target audience. 8. Lots of symbolism, clues, philosophical and ethical issues in the story when you scratch beneath the surface, but you are not beat over the head with it. 9. The author is hot.
Okay, so I'm a little bit biased. But Eruption is really awesome.
If you like fast-paced thrillers with lots of twists and turns, this book is for you. If you like time-travel, this book is for you. If you like really interesting and complex relationships, this book is for you. If you like dynamic characters with thought-out back-stories, this book is for you. If you like to look for clues and symbolism, this book is for you. If you like strong, brilliant, active, and relatable protagonists, this book is for you.
Basically, if you're human, you should read this book. ;)
I could say a lot more. I'm really excited to have conversations with people once they finish this because there's a lot to talk about. A great debut novel from a great author.
I'm trying to put my thoughts together after finishing Eruption. I have so many questions. Did he know when he ran into her and, if he did, what parts were staged? What happened in that short period that she can't remember? Where are all the missing pieces? Let me just say one thing that I don't have any questions about... This story ended in a spectacularly intense, crazy mess with a twist when I thought the twists were done. It was a fabulous ending and I am literally dying to get my hands on the next book. When will that be released???
The beginning of this book, maybe the first third, was a little rough for me. I liked everything except that I was frustrated with the main character and her doubts, anxiety, and paranoia. It just took me a while to figure out where she was coming from and who she was. Once more of the pieces fit together and I got a better picture of her past and her future it made a lot more sense. I still think I would have been ripping through that tablet and not telling a certain co-worker so much, but in the end it all fit into the plot.
Once I got past that third of the book, I began being just as paranoid. Lol! I really didn't know who to trust. I'm still not sure I do. The journey getting there though... Intense. And then... Yep. You'll just have to read it. I won't spoil it. It was very well done. Including all the players. I ended up be invested in them all and now I'm still wondering which ones really deserve my affection.
I just know that I ended up falling in love with Jace. I'm still routing for her and wanting her to succeed. To figure things out. To end up with the right guy. To be safe. For the world to be safe. I liked that the plot felt realistic to me with the emanate information loss, the technology that can be implanted, and the power source, all with a company ready to take over the world. I also liked that there was romance, but it didn't overshadow the story and also wasn't instantaneous.
If you enjoy reading suspenseful romantic sci-fi thrillers, with some interesting characters and twists, then I'd definitely pick Eruption up. It was definitely worth reading and I'm dying for the next book!
Content: Clean Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Cedar Fort, for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.
(4.5 stars) Jace finds a tablet while she's out running one morning. She tries to find the owner but can't see anyone anywhere. Then she notices that it has her company's logo on it so she decides to take it to their tech department so they can figure out who it belongs to. She soon realizes that she might want to keep this a secret for now and the plot just gets more complex from there.
There's so much to say yet I don't want to spoil anything so I'll keep this brief. I liked Jace but she seemed a little too trusting at times. There were times that I felt like screaming at her not to go confide in a certain individual. She finds herself drawn to him and figures out who he is in her future but she's not sure how she feels about that. I'm not sure how I feel about that, either. We learn about her in bits and pieces throughout the book and how her childhood is tied into what she's currently going through. One of my burning questions was whether or not she was able to change her future (you'll have to read it to find out).
I was interested in this book from the beginning but it did take a while before I got to the point where I couldn't read it fast enough. I didn't know who to trust or what was going to happen. I love that this book didn't follow any kind of formula so I wasn't able to guess what would come next. Then the ending--wow, what a great twist! I am so looking forward to the next book!
I received a copy of this book to review. My opinion is 100% my own.
Jace works for a great new company and is finally starting to settle into the kind of life she craves. One day, which she was out running, she finds a tablet. When she notices that it belongs to her company, she is set to turn it in...until she discovers a message from herself and an old college friend--a message from the future, which makes her think twice. After that, it's a race against time to figure out what's going on.
I like Jace. She isn't close to her father and her mother died. She has dreams, or flashbacks to the past, which fill the reader in on her life and character. She is hard to understand at first, because of her fears and anxieties, but as the gaps are filled in more, I felt like I could relate to her in a way, because I would probably be too trusting if I were in her shoes, even though her trusting nature frustrated me at times.
I've never read anything like this one and once I got into the story, I had no idea who was good, who was bad, who to trust, or what was going to happen. I would think I would know what was going on and then discover that I was completely wrong. I cannot wait for the next book!
Content: Clean romance; mild violence; no language or religious elements
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Other thoughts: -Pacing was good - felt a little rushed in spots, particularly the end. I finished in only a few days, which means it kept my interest very well and I cared to know what happened next. (I'm used to long-winded sci-fi fantasy writers). -Story idea was fun and clever, reminded me of the TV show Continuum, and movie Inception. But different at the same time (there's a volcano involved). -Had flashbacks of love triangles (one girl, two guys) in other books, namely Twilight, Hunger Games, The Host to name some. -I like Quintana's writing and characters. -Enjoyed the fact that Jace was an adult in her twenties as opposed to a teenager. And that it showed her being functional and successful even though she has personal/internal stuff that she deals with. (Running is more than just exercise) -Looking forward to the next installments. . .
Enjoyed the story. Jace finds a tablet when on a run and looking it over she realizes that it could from her own future self! The premise of the story was very exciting and from the first page, the story was unpredictable with plenty of twists and turns. Though I found that Jace was sometimes gullible and seemed to confide in the wrong people, still I enjoyed the story completely. Thrilling read.
I have waited eagerly for almost a year to get the published copy of this book into my hands. It was completely worth the wait. If only I didn't have to wait for the next book now!
Eruption is unique in many ways; I love that Jace Vega is not an annoying teenager still trying to figure out how to not care what the cheerleaders will think of her. She is a young professional with smarts and drive and confidence. Of course there are some deep-rooted issues that she is trying to figure out, otherwise where would we find a plot? But rather than bumbling around whining about all her problems she has coping strategies that allow her to still function and contribute to the world. The coping strategies don't solve it all; she does have to face her problems and deal with them, but it was so refreshing to have a capable adult's perspective rather than a teenager's while also enjoying all of the excitement, drama, suspense, and romance that we have come to love from the current popular young adult fiction.
You won't find a storyline and plot like Eruption anywhere else. It is an intricate science fiction techno thriller with a large dose of psychological insight and just good clean romance. From page one it draws you in and the pacing and plot revelations are perfectly timed. As each mystery is introduced the suspense builds gradually. Pieces of the puzzle are presented at just the right moment to keep your interest. Then there is the action peak and it's full speed ahead. You won't want to put it down until all has been revealed.
The smarts in coming up with this plot and arranging it to make sense and keep the suspense is admirable. Reminds me of the workout my brain had after watching the movie "Inception." Eruption will keep your mind busy for days after as you think and rethink about how it all fits together. The implications of this unique take on time travel will give you plenty of food for thought as well. I enjoyed the use of social media in the plot and character development. Problems and benefits of social media are presented in a completely "non-preachy" way. Instead readers can simply evaluate and draw their own conclusions about what's good and bad and how it all fits into their own relationships.
The writing style is enjoyable too. Interesting and consistent characters with a great mix of dialogue, description, 1st person narrative, and action sequence allow you to get caught up in the story and lose all track of time. It is an easily entertaining read, but with substance. It sticks with you and gives you the opportunity to ponder more than just who will end up with you; though rooting for your favorite suitor has its pleasures too.
3.5 star review: Jace Vega likes to go on morning runs. On one of these runs, Jace comes across a tablet, left alone on the grass. She notices it has the Omnibus logo, which is the company she works. She decides to take it with her and show it to someone at work. When she’s at home, and says her name while on a phone call, the tablet recognizes her voice and it turns on. Later on, she starts going through the files and notices a picture where she is with a man named Corey and she sets out to find him and she does find him. They both start to figure out why the tablet has a picture of them together and strange images that look like a revolution and destruction happened. In another image, they find a picture of themselves and Damien, the son of Victor Trent who is the owner of of Omnibus.
I don’t know how to begin explaining Eruption without giving anything away. The first four chapters were kind of dragging for me, the reason being that there wasn’t much dialogue, mostly focusing on the MC’s thoughts. I skimmed through a few paragraphs because it really felt boring to me. The story starts picking up the pace a bit after Corey and Jace figure something out. The images would have time stamps but it wasn’t your average type of time stamps. They were codes that I actually found fascinating because they needed a certain book in order to figure out these codes.
The story keeps on going of how Jace and Corey try to figure out why they have this tablet and why did their future selves sent it back to them. All the while, Jace gets offered the position of being the assistant to Damien and Jace can’t help the butterflies she gets in her stomach when she is with Damien.
The part I really found amazing was that Corey and Jace would communicate through INSTAGRAM. Corey would post a picture and the caption was somehow related to whatever they needed to find. It was well-thought and now I read into everything I see on Instagram…yeah.
For being a debut novel, I think it was well-written with a good story-line. I really would have preferred if the story had more action to it because when I went into it, that’s what I was expecting. Still, it was a good story that I think many readers will enjoy :)
Adrienne Quintana did an amazing job writing this book. From the beginning, I had questions about how certain things were related, who was being honest, and what was going to happen next. It has a feeling of 1963's Charade, where the main character doesn't know the full intentions of everyone around her and has to put her trust in them, hoping things turn out well. Her modern setting and her use of social media make readers easily connect to her characters. I strongly recommend this book to anyone looking for a mysterious thriller.
Lots of fun - lots of action. I was hooked pretty close to beginning. There is a YA novel feel to it, but not something that kept me from reading (YA is not my favorite genre). I have some questions about the way in which the author explained the phenomena (I didn't really understand it), but in a novel like this sometimes I just go with it. The ending was good and left me wanting more!
So this is the 2nd time reading this book. I love it! I noticed more patterns this time around. The first time I read it, it was before her major edits and publishing. It is very polished. I love it and recommend it highly! I cannot wait for the sequel!
This was a super fun book. It's a quick, easy read and is very entertaining. It has a few plot twists that really make you think. The ending really threw me for a loop, and I can't wait for the second book to come out. This is definitely a book I will read more than once.
They control the world BUT she controls the future...
Jace Vega has landed the job of her dreams. She's up-and-coming in an up-and-coming tech firm.
But there is a cloud hanging over the future she sees for herself. She's getting flashes of memories, memories she can't remember. And the only thing Jace can't remember is the is a period of time when she was kindergarten.
When she finds a advanced piece of Omnibus technology that shouldn't exist she is sent on a path she never saw coming. Somehow a message from the future has made its way into Jace's hands and she must solve the message that has been sent to her before it is too late.
Not sure who to trust Jace turns to an old acquaintance. An acquaintance to whom she has been lead to. But someone knows what Jace has in her possession and they will do anything to get it, even resort to murder.
The past and the future are about to converge in the here and now and how the future unfolds is about to be determined by a few people who have discovered one possible scenario. But is the future already determined with no chance to change what is about to happen? Only time will tell...
Eruption is a fast paced, engaging story that will keep you turning the pages until the last page. Trust is important and one will trying to determine who can be trusted along with Jace.
I highly recommend this book and author to those who love to get lost between the pages of a book. Eruption will take your breath away and leave you wanting more. I, for one, can't wait to see what comes next and am hoping for a sequel.
This is science fiction yet will appeal to those who aren't fans of sci-fi. There is touch of romance and a thread of mystery - all-in-all a well balanced story with broad appeal.
I was provided a copy of this book, by the publisher Cedar Fort, in exchange for my honest review.
This book serves as proof that there can still be plot originality in sci-fi novels. We've seen books where the protagonist fights against an evil corporation that has taken over, but I have never seen such a plot that centers around the protagonist's tablet.
The writing feels fresh, and the environment is contemporary and quite realistic. One example of this is the focus on social media, which is a huge part of the average young American's life these days, and a big part of the protagonist's life. The social media and electronic gadgets are present enough to add realism and rawness to the story, but not overbearing enough to take away from the actual plot.
The romantic bits weren't my favorite for several reasons, which I won't describe in detail for fear of spoiling the story, but I believe some will enjoy them. Jace, the main character, occasionally frustrated me with her indecision (or poor decisions), but she does much better than the main characters in many other books that I've read. She is also a pleasant person, and easily likable enough that the reader feels empathy, and that allows you to really be sucked into the story.
The last couple of chapters were fairly confusing to me, I feel like I might need to read them again to get a better grip on what actually happened, but even then, there are a lot of unanswered questions and cliffhangers and twists that make me wish the sequel was out. I am excited to continue the story!
All-in-all, an excellent, refreshing take on sci-fi set in the present day, and a wonderfully frightening allegory for what will happen to the world if people keep buying Apple products and increasing their $200,000,000,000.00 cash supply. (Kidding. Mostly.)
Do you love time travel books? Dr. Who kind of TV shows and movies? If you do, you will probably really enjoy this book. For me, time travel books are usually just confusing. I have a really hard time keeping everything straight in my head. I gave up watching Dr. Who but my husband and kids love it. The one time travel movie I love is Somewhere in Time. ha. And even that one confused me to some degree.
So, yeah. I was a bit confused in this book. There is a lot of jumping around through memories (or are they memories?) or is it the future that hasn't happened (or has it?). My brain just could not do it. That's not anyone's problem buy my own because I actually think the concept of this book is great. I liked the story and the characters. I thought the pacing was good and the details kept me interested. I didn't really understand the relationships between characters- that was mostly surface without a lot of detail because most of it happened in the future. I think. Uugh!!
Because I was just a wee tad bit confused the whole time, I always felt like I was missing something. I was curious when the book started and I grew more and more confused in some areas while others things became more clear. I can't say that by the end everything was all cleared up because I was left on a cliff that I didn't fully understand in the end too. Maybe time travel is like calculus or trig to my brain. It just doesn't compute.
Bottom line is that while I was confused by the time travel aspect, I was interested and I liked the story. This book is clean (no sexual situations or swearing) which is always a plus in my opinion.
I seriously loved this book! I'm dying for the second one. I thoroughly enjoyed the thought-provoking thrill ride, and I love love LOVE how clean it is! The fantastic twist at the end has left my mind reeling. I already have all these crazy theories about the rest of the series. I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. From page one I was asking all kinds of questions that kept me spellbound. I highly recommend this for a super fun read! P.S. Damien had my heart from the beginning. Sorry Corey fans! As tired as the love triangle theme is getting, Eruption sheds it in an entirely different light - it's not "Who looks better with his shirt off?", but more, "Who can I trust with my life?" Overall, SO GOOD!!
I needed a good book to read on my trip up to Oregon. I remembered seeing that Eruption was out so I purchased it on my Kindle. I usually don't finish books in two days, but the suspense pulled me in and carried me on a rollercoaster of twists and turns that surprised even me! I love the character, Jace Vega, she is a someone who is easy to admire. I love the concept of the time travel and the flow of the story kept me engaged to the end. I'm looking forward to the sequel!
This book GRIPED me from the first page and thrilled through each twist and turn and ended in a most unexpected way that had me thinking for days afterwards! Jace is intriguing, warm and relatable character and relevant to the modern woman caught in the complicated crosshairs of career, family, insecurities, love and...social media. This book will have you thinking deeply but reads fast and light enough to read over a weekend, vacation or rainy afternoon.
The mind of an author always amazes me......this book held my attention. I followed it and it took a lot of pondering to come to conclusions I came up with. A very fascinating book. The only down side is leaving a few question unanswered and having to wait for the next book. I guess that is true success is leaving the reader wanting more.
Fast-paced and heart-pounding! The mystery drew me in, and the climax completely blew me away. I loved the tension between the characters, and I loved how strong and capable Jace is in the face of deep personal conflicts. Great read! I can't wait for the second one!
Love this book. Love the characters, the action, the humor, the suspense, the writing style. I love the inside jokes and the Dr. Who reference. Eruption is just an all around good story! Can't wait for the next book!
A fast-paced story with a lot of intrigue and enjoyable characters. It kept me guessing right up to the very ending. The writing style is easy to read and the plot has multiple layers. The ending seemed a bit abrupt, but it sets up nicely for book #2!
It took me no time at all to get through this book. As the story progressed, the writing became stronger and it kept me up into the wee hours of the night while keeping me guessing at every turn. I would definitely recommend it.
Really enjoyed this book. I don't normally go for an action thriller but loved this. The writing style was a pleasure to read, the characters endearing and the book kept a good pace. Looking forward to more great reads from Adrienne Quintana.