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I’m not crazy. My mother may have died with everyone believing she was insane, but I refuse to accept that as my fate. Even if I am recalling memories about a life I never lived. A life that includes the mysterious James—a guy I’ve only just met, but feel as if I’ve known all my life. The memories are coming hard and fast, and I’m falling down a rabbit hole with consequenc ...more
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Published August 28th 2017 by Entangled Publishing (Embrace)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Drift = Amy Murray

Drift is a stand alone debut book for Amy Murray. I want to admit up front that I’m not a huge reader in the time travel trope. But something called to me with this book. Was it the cover, the synopsis, I don’t know. But I decided to go for it. This book blew me away. I was riveted. I literally could not put it down. Maybe in the next few paragraphs I can convince you to give it a try as well.

Drift (noun) - a continuous slow movement from one place to another.

“A single lifetime would never be
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Al *the semi serial series skipper*
This was not as interesting as I thought it would be, while the blurb was intriguing , the execution didn't quite work out well. The "drift" was quite hard to follow, one minute you are in the present and without any warning, in the drift. Having to figure out exactly when/where we are was a hassle. I also did not understand why the FBI had a whole department specially geared for the drifts, nothing special happens except the MC relieving her past, just hers. Mack made a vague comment about bein ...more
Cocktails and Books
This book had such potential. I loved the premise of time traveling to past versions of yourself to somehow right a wrong. But execution is key to a story like that and this one fell just a little short. I'm not sure if it's was the presentation of current versus past life in this ARC copy or the writing style, but it was sometimes confusing when we would jump to a past life. Add to that little explanation about drifting and why the FBI has a whole department on the subject and it left me someti ...more
Konny
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a Ride!
Drift by Amy Murray is a full-lenght standalone romance novel with PNR elements.
Meet Abigail- Abby-. She´s a senior at college and home to visit her parents. Her mother is sick. She´s shizophrenia. Then mysterious things start to happen and Abby fears she inherited her mothers sickness. She has hallucinations and visions. And there is a new neighbor in the mix.
Drift is a fast paces emotional read. This book left me breathless and speechless, literally. Prepare, you´ll need tissues!
I
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Jenea
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s been a while since read a paranormal romance of any kind, so if course I couldn’t pass this one up and from the start this had my attention.

Abigail’s mother has had shizophrenia for as long as she can remember, so after her mothers death her fears come to the surface of if she will turn out to be like her mother. Especially when memories start to come of a man she doesn’t know, places she’s never been and she remembers things she shouldn’t. That is, till she meets him one night and all the
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Victoria Bunce
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA readers, NA, romance, time-travel, paranormal
Shelves: reviewed
Please note: I received a copy of DRIFT from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and author.

Holy moly! Can I please give DRIFT 20 stars? What an emotional thrill-ride!

First, I love the title because it truly reflects part of the story. DRIFT isn’t just a romance; there are paranormal elements that play an integral part of the story, but without hitting the reader over the head with them. The premise is out-of-this-world unique, and it hooked me from the get-go.
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Kristin  Reads
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was provided this book by the author for an honest review! My honest review is that I LOVED this book. It was fast past, the story line was intriguing and the underlining romance was beautiful.

This story centers around Abby, who watched her mom sickness take over her life, it was heartbreaking and affected her greatly. When Abby herself meets a boy James, she has this instant connection with. Her world imminently changes. She starts to question her own insanity.

I thought this book was written
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Fizza
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a very unique and intriguing story. it pulled me in from the very start. I loved the characters, and it's well-written. Abigail is worried that she will turn out to be like her mom. She lives in fear of loosing her mind. And now it's happening. She is seeing things, imagining things, and she has no idea how to deal with it. One thing is for sure though, for some reason James is in the middle of it all. She doesn't even know him at first....
James has this image of a girl in his mind, and the
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Dísir
The blurb intrigued me from the start and I thought I was going to be pulled into a New Adult book that crosses several genres into suspense the paranormal. And ‘Drift’ does in fact, defy categorisation in a sense and its uniqueness stood out from the start when there is the eerie sense that there’s nothing right with the world as Abigail knows it when her supernatural abilities to ‘drift’ into her past lives start to show up.

But the more I read on, the harder a time I had getting into this, no
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GothicMom'S Reviewers
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rose
Wow, just wow. I read this in one entire sitting. I just couldn't put it down. Who needs sleep, right. From moment one, page one I was hooked. There was no way I think I could have waited to find out everything. But be prepared you will get a case of the feels. Its like Outlander meets Dr Who. There is mystery, murder, mayhem, with a dish of romance, just WTF moments. The past is not 18th century Scotland, but 1920’s Texas. The author is new to me, and I must say I will be following her work fro ...more
Allyssa's Reads
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
**This ARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Drift is a paranormal romance with a very unique storyline. The paranormal elements are not what you’d normally see in this genre of books.

The main characters in Drift are Abigail (Abby) and James. Abby’s mother has recently completed suicide, due to being unable to live with her schizophrenia anymore. Abby is your every day college student, except she carries around this burden of being very concerned that she is going
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Lauren
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
*3.5*

The first aspect that made me desperately want to read Amy Murray's Drift? The cover! There's just something about it that's so utterly eye-catching. I think it's the blue on white aspect. Then I read the summery and I was officially sold.

The verdict? I found Drift to be an enjoyable read! I loved the combination of time travel, mystery, and romance.

Drift introduces Abigail, a young college student hoping and praying that she doesn't end up like her dearly departed mother.

From the first
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Jenn
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely phenomenal! The storyline blew me away and I was seriously hooked throughout the entire book!

It was a little confusing at some parts when she is seeing memories from the past, it kind of blends into the present, but otherwise there was nothing I didn't love about this book! The characters were great, it had suspense, mystery, a little sci-fi, some romance, it had everything you could want!

Seriously, I don't want to give anything away. Just know this book had me hooked f
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Danielle
The premise of this one was very interesting but it fell flat in a few places for me. For years Abby thought her mom was schizophrenic and when she starts having visions she thinks she may have her mothers condition too. But she soon finds out she's not crazy and neither was her mom. They can drift which basically means they go into a haze where they relive a past life. Through this drift Abby tries to solve a decades long mystery and learns that she was in danger in her past life and may be in ...more
Bec

Abigail Swift never suspected her mom was anything but insane until the moment she herself recalled a memory about her past; a moment in time she'd never experienced before, and yet, it was definitely one of her past memories. Even worse, the memory is one that could get her killed, especially if she can't find what someone from her past believes she took and now wants back. However, she's not alone in her pursuit. At least she has James, the man she's falling for by her side. Will they be able
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Roseanna
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m not crazy. My mother may have died with everyone believing she was insane, but I refuse to accept that as my fate. Even if I am recalling memories about a life I never lived. A life that includes the mysterious James—a guy I’ve only just met, but feel as if I’ve known all my life. The memories are coming hard and fast, and I’m falling down a rabbit hole with consequences that far exceed anything I could have ever imagined. And now, someone is trying to kill me.

Someone from my past who knows
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Red Cheeks Reads
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Abby refuses to believe that she is crazy, refuses to accept that she is having the same memories and visions that her mum had who died with everyone believing she was crazy. But Abby won’t accept that and now she is having memories of a life she has never lived. Throw in the mysterious James who she has just met but feels like she has known forever and the fact that someone is after her, wanting to kill her, Abby may not be crazy but her life certainly is and things are getting dangerous. Can s ...more
Miriam Meza
I had a great time reading this book. I must confess isn't my usual kind of books but I did enjoy it a lot. Even though I love paranormal books, time traveling or past lives aren't my thing. But I decided to give it a try and I'm happy I did it.

This story combine new adult romance with a little bit of PNR. Abby, the lead character, saw her mother drift away from her thanks to the schizophrenia and that fact marked her life. One day she started to relive things, memories, that she didn't had befo
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Chasing Away Reality
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fabulous debut by Amy Murray. I'm looking forward to what she has in store for us down the road. I'm going to do my best to review this story without revealing too much, since I feel like the paranormal elements and relationships among the characters should be experienced rather than laid out for you like I've seen in some of the other reviews.

What I loved most about this book was its uniqueness. While I enjoy time travel books, I don't gravitate towards them and have only read a few
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Bobo's Book Bank
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
DRIFT is Amy Murray's debut book (I think?) and is a new adult/paranormal (time travel)/second chance/love triangle (kind of) story. I've actually NEVER read a book about time travel before so it was completely out of my comfort zone but the intriguing blurb and beautiful cover caught my attention. Ok, so where should I start? First, hat's off to Ms. Murray for a well crafted story with a unique plot! It was fast paced and filled with all kinds of twisty turns and ups and downs. I loved the susp ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
I had high hopes for Drift, but unfortunately it didn't quite live up to them. It was confusing and incoherent at times, but I see potential in Amy Murray's writing.

Abby is a college senior whose mother has been lost in her schizophrenia for years now. Abby fears that someday she'll end up lost to madness just like you. When she starts experiencing hallucinations and visions, and they seem to be all connected to a new guy she met at a party, she's even more scared. So she pushes James away until
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Christie72
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, suspense, mystery
Fantastic book! If you are looking for something different to read, then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this one! Abby has recently lost her mother to schizophrenia, and she always lives with the fear of developing it herself. That fear increases when she meets James. When she touches him, she has visions from a life she has never lived, so she thinks she is finally developing what her mother had. But, is there something more, something her rational mind can’t understand? To make matters worse, someone else ...more
Caro
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

I’m kinda torn about this one.

We meet Abigail and James. She’s lived with a mother dealing with mental issues, and fears that she’ll get it too. When her mother dies, similar symptoms start appearing and she fears the worst. Around that time she also meets James, a guy she’s never seen before, yet she feels as if she’s known him for years.

Anyway, the story goes on trying to understand what is happening with Abigail, and even James. I liked the idea they discovered, however I just could
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Becca
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm usually not a big fan of paranormal... although I really wouldn't call this paranormal, its more of a time travel romance as a whole.

Abby grew up thinking that her mother was sick, suffering from Schizophrenia. As she grew older, her fear of inheriting her mother's illness because very real, especially after she started seeing these vision of a life in another era.

Meeing James, she has an instant connection with him as he apears in her visions... Abby soon finds out that these visions are ca
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Ana Rita
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've been trying to make a list of all the amazing authors that I had the pleasure of reading their works but it looks like its a never ending one because every week I find a new author and bamm...
Amy Murray is another one that had the ability to hook me up and now I want more.
Her writing is simple, intense and different from what I've been reading.
This genre is my first time reading and if I didn't liked the blurb I wouldn't have tried it. I'm seeing honest tell that time travel is not my th
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Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
I don't normally read paranormal romance. It just typically isn't my style but I decided to give Drift a try. I liked that the paranormal elements tended to take a background in this story. They weren't over the top and I really enjoyed the premise of being able to time travel to past versions of oneself to right a wrong. 

Abby always thought her mom was crazy until the day she realized that she could look into her past at a memory that was definitely hers but not at the same time. She understand
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Brandi
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you read a book and that's it, no emotions, no questions, you just don't think about it again.

Other times you read a book and it's the only thing you can think of when you aren't ready and for a week after you finished it. Drift is the latter. I did not want to stop reading but had to for sleep....and work...and kids... Drift hooked me from the beginning. With twist after twist I had to know more and have a few questions but I'm sure a re-read will answer them ;)

Drift is the first bo
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Autumn
**I received a copy of DRIFT from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. **
I waited a couple of days to let this digest before writing this review. There were things I hated and things I liked very much about this book.
It should be noted there is a suicide in the opening pages in case that is an issue for any potential readers.
This book reminded me a little bit of the Fallen Series by Kate Lauren - a little bit.
I didn't completely understand the FBIs involvement in the storyline...why are
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Marika
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to this book by its blurb..I have to say I was so intrigued..first sentence and bam..needed the book! I am so very happy I decided to read it because it's such an amazing story, certainly captivating and beautiful.
Abby grew up with a schizophrenic mom and now, after her mom's death, and with a chance encounter, James, she starts to experience visions of a past with James.
That's not the only problem tho..someone is after her..what is going on? mystery and murder added to the drifting
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Denise Van plew
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a new to me author whose story caught my eye on different. With that being said I dived right in with a character I am introduced to named Abigail. This will take you along just as the title says but in here it is also something different too. Tragedy will open a door to answers but also questions. In will also be James who will have the key to a beginning of what will have you entranced with what will start happening. I do not normally read this type of fantasy as I will call it much an ...more
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