SUMMARY: Nina has a vast knowledge of history, yet no idea who she is or where she’s from. She has become the target of dangerous creatures that have appeared all over the world. As she and Daniel work to decipher an ancient, cryptic myth, they experience flashbacks to things that never could have happened. They are falling in love, but there’s something they’re sure they need to remember, and it’s keeping them apart. The key to saving the world may begin with the act of remembering.
The BookViral Review:
You could be forgiven for thinking superhero novels have become ten a penny but whilst a lot of dross has found its way to bookshelves there are still some exceptional reads to be found. A fast-moving, action-packed, clever take on super-heroics, Janowsky’s debut release in her Persistence Of Memory series certainly falls in the latter category. With acerbic and seductive prose she leads the reader through a taut narrative that finds Daniel, a medically engineered super soldier and Nina flitting between alternative timelines through flashes of déjà vu. The action sequences are vivid and full of twists with well-developed characters but where this superhero offering really hits its stride is in the burgeoning relationship between Daniel and Nina. Coming from separate times, thousands of years apart they flirt awkwardly but Janowsky takes the time to fully explore their feelings for each other before their relationship becomes more physical. It’s a refreshing step change from the norm and adds genuine depth whilst making them wholly endearing leads.
With a highly satisfying denouement and solid backstories developed it’s clear that Janowsky’s series has great potential. With more celestial and superhero intrigue to explore in forthcoming releases Déjà vu is highly recommended.