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Regression

(Infinion #1)

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Fourteen-year-old Adya Jordan is too good to be true. Her skills with people, information, and technology make her the perfect new intern at megacorp Three Eleven, the company which covertly controls the world in an alternate 1985. Could this be because this is not her first lifetime? Or even her second? Or does it have more to do with the strange sequence of DNA in her ce ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Northern Sanctum Press
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Words
Jan 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
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Geoffrey
Jan 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I've read quite a few time travel books and I like the idea used in this book. It's a new twist and very interesting concept. I've also read quite a few books that involve racing to avoid apocalypse. This is also a new twist in that they know a disaster is coming and when but they do not know what the disaster will be.

Throughout, Ms. Bell adds more details to both how the time travel works and the upcoming disaster. Each release of information made me feel I now understood what was going on, but
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Crazycatladyslibrary
Oct 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Regression by Kathy Bell

40 year old Adya Davies has it all: a loving husband, six healthy and happy children, a Doctorate in Child Development, and the ability to stay at home and raise her children full-time. When she and her infant daughter Hope leave her parent’s house to run a quick errand on November 11, 2011, disaster strikes in the form of an out-of-control SUV aiming straight for their vehicle. When Adya wakes up in the hospital, her whole world is changed.

Adya finds herself 14 year old
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Kallierose
Jan 15, 2011 rated it did not like it
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♦Jennifer♦
Feb 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Regression is definitely a book not to be judged by its cover. The story was interesting, and while the characters were almost too perfect, they still had a lot to offer.

I think I'll start with the things that weren't so stellar. Adya was always stepping up on her soap box.Everytime she would meet one of her fellow regressees she would give this whole speach about how her being a woman isn't a mistake and how she has just as much to offer as the rest of the group. And then the man/men recieving
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Jennifer
Jan 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This is science fiction with a lot of science. Be prepared for lots of discussion of DNA,genetics, etc. The main character, a 40 year old mom has a car crash and wakes up in her own 14 year old body in 1985. She's been regressed to another timeline, with the goal of saving the world. She teams up with the scientists at megacorporation 3Eleven, to take her role as mitachondrial Eve. Very interesting to me from the science level. Although it did have one of my pet peeves, a main character with a n ...more
Myckyee
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
In this first book of the Infinion series, Adya Jordan, a forty year old woman and the mother of six children, wakes from a coma to find herself in her former fourteen year old body, her husband and children a far-off memory. She discovers to her dismay that she is in a different `timeline' and woke from an accident that she has no memory of. No one around her is aware of her regression except for the elite from the mysterious Three Eleven Corporation.

I was immediately taken with this novel when
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Leslie
Feb 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
A strong female lead, real science mixed in with speculation and a mysterious voice in the form of a journal from the future kept my interest in Regression, book one of a time-travel, alternate reality trilogy by new author Kathy Bell.

The story opens in November, 2011. Adya, a 40 year old wife and mother is in a car accident. She wakes up in the hospital suffering from a head injury to find that the year is 1985 and she is 14 years old. Her memories of 2011 are so vivid she can't believe she ha
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Alanna
Nov 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
I received this ebook through the Member Giveaway on LibraryThing. I was very excited because the premise seemed so interesting: 40 year old Adya wakes up in 1985 as her 14 year old self. Adya manages to connect with the Three Eleven Corporation, run by fellow "regressees" who have taken it upon themselves to save society from what they believe is their impending doom.

The story and the concept itself was amazing - Kathy Bell did a great job of incorporating the science behind the concept. I woul
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Kate
Oct 15, 2010 rated it liked it
REGRESSION, by Kathy Bell, is an interesting introduction to the Infinion Series. Bell stretched my imagination while showing travel between dimensions. I appreciate all books that have to do with time traveling or slipping into other dimensions because the topic always fascinates me.

I did enjoy the concept of this book very much but I had a few issues with the main character. Adya started off as a 40-year old and then BAM! she was fourteen again with no recollection of what happened. She was st
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Mary
Oct 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Despite a couple of problems with the writing and editing, I really enjoyed this sf/time-travel novel and really didn't want to put it down. Usually problems of that nature are the kiss of death for me with any book, but this one was so, I don't know, intriguing, I just ignored them so I could finish it. And to tell the truth, I had trouble putting it down to sleep and read it pretty fast, even with all the looking up of definitions of scientific and mathematical terms.

Regression is the first of
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T.K.
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
What a unique and intriguing story! I could not put this down, and was so tempted to pick up the sequel and stay up all night reading it. Ms. Bell is a skillful writer, and unwinds her story at just the right pace. Book one ends with a sense of resolution, but enough unanswered questions to make the sequel a necessity: a perfect balance. Only two things kept this from being a perfect 5-star rating: 1) There were a few too many editing errors that occassionally disrupted the flow of the story. 2) ...more
Nicole
Mar 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Regression is not your typical time travel novel. The usage here is to send back in time, select individuals so that they can work together to stop/prevent a catastrophic event and to ensure the survival of the human race. The individuals just don't know what the catastrophic event is or what they are exactly suppose to do. The novel pulls you in from page one until the end. And, then you are left waiting for the next story in the series to be released!
The story is told in a limited first person
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Melissa
Dec 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
have so far only made it to paige nine but I felt that I had to write something already. It is an extremely emotional mind twist and I have enjoyed every word of it... I am so far highly impressed and already recommend it to anyone who loves science fiction books.
I meant Chapter Nine... I will make at least one more recommendation once I see if the ending impresses me as much as the beginning and towards the middle has.
I have finished the book and have enjoyed it so much that I highly recommend
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Marty
Jan 30, 2010 rated it did not like it
This started out with such promise, but before long became bogged down in never ending detail that did nothing to move the story along. I found the main character over the top (I am hearing Helen Reddy sing "I am Woman Hear Me -)
The sci-fi part could have been so much more interesting, but was repressed in endless tours of secret labs that did ended with nothing accomplished. I found out this is part of a series - I will be skipping the rest.
I did not win this as a goodreads book. Had I done so,
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Debra
Oct 09, 2010 rated it liked it
The first title in the Infinion trilogy, it is off to a fine start. Forty year old Adya Jordan awakes to find that she has regressed into her fourteen year old body. Her memories of her life are intact, the question is what has happened and why. She soon learns that she is not the only person this has happened to, but she is the only woman. What skill set has she brought from the future to ensure the survival of the human race past the date November 11, 2011?

This title explains what, I'm hoping
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Nadine Cardiff
Jan 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I usually don't read time travel books but I found this book different from other books of the genre. I liked the mixing of scienific and the human interest plot lines. I am looking forward to the next book!! For the critics of the book who think there is too much "man bashing" I feel that it is part of the character developement of Adya to show why she makes the chooses she does.
Lori
Oct 28, 2010 rated it liked it
As a reader who finds both time travel and alternate realities fascinating, Regression fit my literary bill with an absolutely fantastic (and slightly unnerving) premise. The original idea explored by author Kathy Bell did not disappoint and I was thrilled with the idea of the forty year old central character awakening in a hospital in 1985, as a 14 year old. You see, I too was a teen of the 1980s and I rapidly flipped through the pages, hoping to find references to that decade of excess that wo ...more
MaryBeth Isaac
Feb 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was much better than I expected. Regression is part of a trilogy. I "purchased" the Kindle for free off Amazon.com as they will often offer with a series in hopes that you will purchase the other books in the series

Regression is a story about time travel as a result of science and an astronomical Armageddon. The lead character is a 40-something year old woman who finds herself pushed back into time into 1986. While she is trying to determine if this is real, and if so, why this has oc
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Kate Policani
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: win
Mystery surrounds Adya Jordan. She may look like a forty-year-old wife and mother, but her past holds a deeper, and much longer story. This story begins its revelations when her car is struck by another in a traffic accident and she awakens in the hospital. But she finds that she is now fourteen years old. Struggling to discover why she is young again, catapulted back to her younger days, she explores her world and journals her memories.
Telling all of her experiences would ruin the surprise! Suf
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BecksBookPicks
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book draws you in from the beginning. For me is was different from most anything I had really read. A 40 yr old mom wakes up as her 14 year old self. That alone draws your attention. Adya is of coarse a very mature 14 year old and it was weird that her parents didn't quite pick up on it after Adya came out of her coma. No one believed she had regressed. However, early on Adya finds where she is suppose to go and its with a corporation called Three Eleven, which basically stems from the date ...more
Steven
Sep 05, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book started out with so much promise that I bought both it and the second in the eventual trilogy. That was a mistake!

Regression, by Kathy Bell, is a real disappointment. She started out with an interesting character and premise. Adya, a woman of 40, finds herself back in her 14-year-old body, missing her children and family. How did she get back here? Why did she get back here? Is there some big destiny awaiting her? Will her children be reborn in this timeline? For me, that is a great pl
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Carrie
Mar 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Adults
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Yvonne
Oct 17, 2010 rated it liked it
I was excited to read this book. The book confuses you and piques your interest at the same time. Regression starts out slow and I had to really pay attention to find out what was really going on. The story is like an end of the world type where some sort of disaster happens in 2011. The impact of the disaster is so powerful that it causes Adya to time travel. She goes back in time twenty six years and is forced to live her life over but has all of her memories from her future self.

As her fourte
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have ever read on the Kindle, which is a pretty neat device. You can carry literally hundreds of books in one spot, they take up no physical space in your home, and, best of all, they help the environment but cutting down the need for paper.

This is book one of a trilogy about a woman named Adya who is 40, married, and has three children. One day she's in a car accident and the next thing she knows she wakes up in the past as a 14-year-old girl. She writes down what she
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Dawn
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If Goodreads allowed half stars, my actual rating would be 4.5 stars rather than just 4. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because of various issues that I attribute to poor editing (as opposed to poor writing). For example, at several points, the author uses the word "discrete" (or a form thereof), when she really means "discreet." This is something that spellcheck wouldn't catch, but a good editor would. These types of errors bug me because this is the kind of book that you definite ...more
Gerold Whittaker
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Time travel, Alternate history, DNA and Genetics.
40-year old Adya is the mother of six children. She is involved in a car accident and awakens to find that she has travelled back in time and has regressed to her 14-year old body. TO further confuse matters, she still has all the memories and abilities of her 40-year old self. After a while she has the impression that her trip back in time was not an accident, but rather that she was sent with a specific purpose. The question is: what purpose?

The main storyline is interrupted every few chapters
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Mareena
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys fantasy
Recommended to Mareena by: Kathy Bell
Fourteen year old Adya Jones wakes up from a coma claiming to be a forty year old. She evidently believes that she is a mother of six children who has recently been in a car accident. The doctors in 1985 believe that Adya is suffering from severe head trauma and they keep her in hospital for most of the summer. Adya Davies is extremely frightened and confused when she wakes up in the hospital and the doctors won't let her see her daughter Hope. They claim that she is fourteen and unmarried, whic ...more
Joy
Jan 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
A unique way TO time travel. It gave me something to think about. What if I have the chance to consciously go back to my younger self? What do I need to change? What do I need to improve? The things I need to say which I wasn't able to say in my original lifeline ...

The plot was good but as the story goes on I was a little bit annoyed by Adya. She was supposed to be a mature 40 year old woman only that she was entrapped in a teenager's body. What's with the teenager's emotional conflict? Well, i
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Carol
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The central idea is wonderful, and what initially drew me to this book. I struggled to finish this to the end, though, mainly due to the poor writing. Grammar and punctuation aside (which can be corrected by any number of people in the process), the development of characters and flow of the story was flat. The main character is too perfect, all of the characters are one-dimensional and this book tries much too hard to explain the science behind the premise. I really had trouble "putting myself i ...more
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