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(Piercing the Fold #2)

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“A descendant of the architect that pierced my reality, leaving me and the others the responsibiity to inherit the earth then save it from those we never fathomed existed among us. My name is Jesca Sera, my reality has been pierced and it is with absolute certainty that nothing will ever be the same in our world again.” ~ Jesca

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Published June 24th 2016 by CHBB Publishing (first published March 13th 2013)
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was even better than the first book in this series! It was developed amazingly and I loved the romance! I didn't think for a second that I would love this series as much as I did but it pretty much reminds me to never judge a book before I have read it! After the ending to Piercing the Fold I was really looking forward to reading this book and luckily I already had a copy of it! The plot of this book continues on from Piercing the Fold and again I did have to pay close attention to it ...more
Kristin Scearce
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the paranormal, YA, the first book
Recommended to Kristin by: Venessa Kimball
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in the series, and it picks up right where the first left off. The upcoming battle between the Dobrians and the Sondians is getting closer and closer, along with the intersection of our galaxy with Andromeda. Jesca, Ezra, and Nate are gearing themselves up for everything, and things are starting to heat up, both in the outside world and between the linked partners. As Jesca and Nate work tog
Tarnya Rutheford
Surfacing the Rim ( Piercing the Fold, #2) by Venessa Kimball SURFACING THE RIM, PIERCING THE FOLD BOOK 2 BY VENESSA KIMBALL. I have been very lucky to be allowed to read surfacing the rim early .The release date is 14 th of march 2013. I was over the moon to be given this chance to read this after reading piercing the fold ,that i so loved!.I was not dissopointed at all with surfacing the rim.Once again an outstanding book.It had me glued from the very frist page.The love triangle is so heartbraking.I love the twist's and turn's of this book ,the acti ...more
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was better than the first! It continues where Piercing the Fold left off and we get to see even more into this world of Dobrians and Sondians. Jesca develops even more into who she is and through this we get to see more of the whole story. I am sure that the series can only get better and better from here on out.
Novel Grounds
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads
My Review:
Did I mention in book 1's review how much I loved the titles of these books? No? Well they are genius. I figured book one out quite early int he story, but this one had me for a bit before I got it. Genius. This author is just wonderful. This world created is even better than the first.

 I LOVED that we got to see so much more of the characters we loved. I had an inkling that we would see them more come this book, but you never know. Some of book one
Kitty Muse Book Reviews
The universe is being torn by the intersection of two galaxies.

The world is being torn by those who are on opposite sides of an imminent invasion.

And Jesca’s world is being torn by the love of two men.

Ezra and the rest of the guardians are on high alert. The collision with the Andromeda galaxy will happen sooner than anyone thought, helped along by an attraction that the other worlds have towards something on this planet. Those who oppose Ezra and company are dead-set on the invasion happening.
S. Policar
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up right where Piercing the Fold left off. The surprises the read meets in PtF are no longer a shock and even the characters are starting to adjust to some of them.
The writing style is consistant in this book and the reader won't have to worry about a sudden change in how the characters think or act.
This story has a bit more action in it and the reader will find old characters and some new in a ton of danger. Discoveries and realizations are made that will make the reader think a
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
I received this Beta- Reader Copy from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second novel in the Piercing the Fold series by the talented author Venessa Kimball. I really love the cover of this book. It has such a beautiful landscape and it shows where the Copula is implanted. If you want to know what that means you need to read the series lol.
This book was very well written, but it contained a lot of scientific talk that sometimes was over my head. Mostly abo
Danielle Eisner
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently reviewed the first book in the series, and I liked it, but this one was even better. It was exciting and riveting and fast paced. I couldn’t help but want to turn the next page.
In the last book Jesca’s whole life changed when she found out she was a guardian who had to protect the world. She learned where she came from. In this book there is a battle coming and she has to help fight it. Will she be able to face her fears and be strong enough to face up to her enemies, and save the wor
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 is way better than Book 1 for me. I'm guessing because I have read, Piercing the Fold Book 1. It helped me understand what the author's purpose of the mission between Dobria and Sondian. Made me familier with the characters. Jesca has two hot guys fighting over her. The link and bonds between Nate, Xander and Jesca are found. It will determine the guy she will be with. There is so much going on this book. I didn't get bored of reading (My dinner for the family was late and I stayed up way ...more
K.C. Sprayberry
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jesca, Nate, and Ezra return in this second book of the Piercing the Fold series. They have a multi-fold mission this time, and a timeline that scares them for failure isn't an option. A world changing event is approaching and they have no idea how the change will affect humanity.
Kimball's tale of a group of Dobrian guardians protecting Earth from Sondians determined to consume humanity is captivating from the beginning. The personalities shift and meld into new friendships, show their determina
Jeannette Joyal
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sides are being taken as a battle rise on the crest of the horizon. A battle some can describe as The Battle of Armageddon…..
The guardians are gearing up and new and old friends are being reunited to fight the enemy. Now here is the thing. Jeca’s, visions are becoming more vivid as well as disturbing providing the group with important information. Meanwhile Sam along with some unknown council have discovered away to bring the
Heather Alexander
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book takes off right after book one, Piercing the Fold. Jesca is back as are most of the other characters from the first book. Still reeling from her last adventure, Jes has to deal with her new powers as they are developing. Now that Jes and Nate are Linked to each other their powers will only intensify. Her nightmare visions have left, but will return now that she has left the training facility, and when they do, they will be doozies. Jes makes some all new discoveries in this installment ...more
Micheyla Bartotto
Like book one this book caught me by the mouth and drug me in, where I sat buried deep in the suspenseful second book of Piercing the Fold series.
If anything this book was even better than the first, leaving my head reeling with each twist and turn, and causing me to almost cry out in anguish when I reached the cliffhanger at the end. Surfacing the Rim left me with so many questions, #1 being where is book three, and the rest, well I can only say one thing about those, Spoilers. Wink wink.
I lov
Tracy Riva
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying I really loved the first book in this series and honestly did not think Kimball could top the job she had done on it, but I was wrong. Surfacing the Rim more than delivers on the promise of the first book, it exceeds it.

Jesca Gershon-Sera is again the main character, but Ezra, Nate and Xander all play significant roles in this book. Also, the Guardians are back together again to take on the opening of a wormhole between the Earth and the Andromeda galaxy as the two galaxie
Bridgette South
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An E-Copy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

HOLY COW!!! Book two was better than the first!!! Piercing the Fold was an amazing book and it left me hanging… I finished it and jumped right into this one!! Wow!!!!! Once again, Venessa did not disappoint!! Leaving me with such suspense that I held my breath through a few scenes!! Jesca has to help in an upcoming battle to save the world!! Will she continue to feel and strengthen her bond with Nate? And what
kelly {BookCrushin}
I loved book 1 in this series and book 2 was a stellar addition to the 4 book series! It was action packed, full of insight and personal struggle and of course there was romance Even in the dire situations to defend earth from intergalactic threats, there is always room for love, otherwise why fight for our lives?!

I really enjoyed the further character development, the crazy imaginative fringe science that made my mind think and absorb reality as it is in the world the author created.

Whitney Baer
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surfacing the Rim started right where Piercing the Fold left off. It consumed me so much I read it in one day. I felt as if I was living within the book. It is such a one of the kind storyline that has a little bit of something for everyone. During this installment Jesca is faced with a mission that in order to complete, she has to overcome many difficulties. You learn a lot about the history of the copula and family secrets as well. The suspense and details in it were fabulous. I loved how the ...more
Penelope Bartotto
This site is called Goodreads for a reason, it is about the good, the bad, and the downright ugly reads. I want to tell you about an EXCELLENT READ! Surfacing the Rim, book two in the Piercing the Fold series, is beyond good, it is stellar. The author has encompassed within her sequel novel more content, more character depth, and more talent than some authors, who shall remain unnamed (S. Meyers.). This novel is even better than book one in the series, and I think it is because there is so much ...more
Paranormal Books R Us
Surfacing the Rim jumped right back into the story with Jesca and the guardians scrambling to get to the wormhole to shut it down before time runs out. And like having to save the world isn't hard enough Jesca's enemies are getting stronger and she is still trying to deal with Nate and Xander and the bond that is growing between the three of them.
I felt like the love triangle/bond got to be a little much as it dragged out a big portion of the book. But I do have to say the detail put into the sc
C. Erani Kole
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
*received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

THAT ENDING. T_T Good thing I have all the books so I don't have to wait lol This was a good second installment to Origin, and I liked the way it still kept me interested. A little more action-based now that Jesca has an idea of where she comes from. I didn't mind the love triangle thing before, but now it's seriously bugging me! Mainly because I don't know who to choose or how to feel because as soon as one of them gets their own
Bryan Rainey
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being the sequel of another books means there's pressure to live up to. Surfacing the Rim not only lives up to the standard set by Piercing the Fold but surpasses it in many ways.

The characters are much richer and more complicated in this book. Jesca, also, realizes that who she thought she was romantically linked to, she is not. But she is romantically linked through love to the other linked to one she is linked to.

Venessa continues her style of heady but well done paranormal sci-fi that allows
Barbara Gartman
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Book two was even better than the first. I have decided that I love that there are so many character POV's! It really pulls you into the story and keeps you there, in my opinion. Just when you think you know what's going to happen, you find out you were wrong. Lots of loving going on in this book! After the ending I am anxious to read the next one to see what's going to happen. Wonderful, wonderful job Venessa Kimball! Out of all the books I have read so far, yours have been my favorite!!!! ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hey there :) just want to let you know that i have read STR and i am giving a review. here it goes.
Well i can go on and on and on about this and that about the book . there is only 1 word that comes to mind. AWESOME! I give this book 5/5 stars! Venessea you got me hooked . I truly cant wait for the next book to come out! The story line and the characters are great !Thank you so much in writing this book STR AND PTF!
Tiffany Riach
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was better than the first. Surfacing the Rim starts out right where the first book ended. I enjoyed watching all of the characters grow and find out who they needed to be in this book, especially Jesca, Nate and Xander. I also enjoyed watching all of the relationships grow in this book also, finding out who they love and seeing Jesca and Ezra's father daughter bond grow. Surfacing the Rim is definitely gearing us up for the third book in the series and I cant wait to read it.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Copula Chronicles takes off where book one left off and takes us further on the adventure of a lifetime as Jesca and the rest of the Dobrian guardians work together to stop the Sondians from destroying Earth and its inhabitants. Will they be able to keep them from acommplishing their mission? This story is a must read for anyone who likes a good adventure... Warning: this story does end with a cliffhanger as it is part of a 4-part series.
T Paul
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The second book in this series and I am so involved I catch myself holding my breath. I can't wait to start the next one. Intensely captivating is how I'd describe this book. I am eagerly waiting to see the return of beloved characters, hopefully. Surely! The idea that beyond this world is another world is an age old belief, however, this story adds a twist. Excellent! I received a free copy in exchange for an honest reviews.
Michelle Stein
Surfacing the Rim is an amazing 2nd Installment to Kimball's Piercing the Fold Series.There's Action, adventure, and girl that is just trying to learn her new role in life and figure out the feelings she is having for 2 different guys(both amazing& gorgeous!) Also while trying to stop the Sondains from opening a wormhole.
I can't wait to read the third installment, Ascending the Veil!!
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Noooo! I cannot wait until book III! Surfacing the Rim by Venessa Kimball is really a great read. The tension is high and the emotions are strong. The fight scenes are some of the best that I've read. Oh, I really want to experience this all over again.
Adrienne Cobbs
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won digital copies of Piercing the Fold and Surfacing the Rim and loved both of them! Surfacing the Rim kept me on the edge of my seat! Lots of action and romance! A must read!
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Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa Kimball embarked on her writing journey with her Young Adult urban fantasy/science fiction series, The Copula Chronicles. Venessa has also written a compelling Young Adult contemporary series, the Evan series.
Venessa also writes New Adult and Adult contemporary romance and suspense under the pen name V. Angelika.

Other books in the series

Piercing the Fold (4 books)
  • Piercing the Fold (Piercing the Fold, #1)
  • Ascending the Veil (Piercing the Fold, #3)
  • Legacy (Copula Chronicles, #4)

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