Diverging Cadence by Katie Hamstead
Publishing Date: August 25th 2015
- JAMES <3
- Austin - and that plot twist with him~
- Writing style was easy to read, like the previous book~! :)
- Fanfictioney feels~
Things that could have been better:
- Cadence as a character and her decisions - I didn't agree with her choices and her agonisation was annoying to read
- A really perfect ending - wrapped up too neatly for me
Rating: 4 stars
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She’s made the most of this opportunity, repairing her relationship with the best friend she lost the first time, avoiding the romantic mistakes she made originally, and even bringing her family closer together. But she’s also done something she wasn’t planning on—she’s fallen in love with someone other than her future husband.
Stepping onto a plane and flying across country to attend university is the hardest decision she’s had to make. But unless she follows through with it, her future with Austin might never happen. And what becomes of her beautiful baby if she stays with James, the man she was never supposed to love?
The only thing she knows for certain is that she has to see Austin again, and she’s intent on reliving that part of her previous life exactly like she did the first time. Even if that means she has to lie to James to do it. Because, deep down, she can’t quite bring herself to let him go.
Now, past and future are about to collide, and Cadence has to make her final choice—follow the uncertain path of a life with James, or the one she came back to save . . . with Austin.
In this emotional conclusion to the story that began in Deceptive Cadence, relationships will be tested, identities revealed, and the past will overshadow the future, putting the finishing touches on an unforgettable tale of courage, sacrifice, and, above all, love.
CadencePersonally, I disagreed with some of the choices that Cadence made in this book, because they went against my own morals, and I was screaming at her the entire time. It made no sense to me how she could let things carry this far and pretty much promise to marry two guys . Plus, I felt like she deliberated over the decision between Austin and James for WAY too long - and she should have just finished things off with either one rapidly.
I also couldn't deal with her decision at the end, where she's a grieving widow, who gets together with James not three months after her husband dies. I dunno, that just kind of rung false to me, and was unrealistic
The Male Love Interests
There was one plot twist for me, and that just made the book so much better. It was totally unexpected for me, but just knowing that Austin turned out to be her guardian angel was amazing, and it made so much sense.
However, I also can't help but think that everything was wrapped up a little bit too neatly at the end - everything magically seemed to fall into place, and as a reader, I don't like that. I like to have an inkling
I can't help but think that the title for this book, Diverging Cadence, should have been swapped with the title for the first book, Deceptive Cadence. I mean, in the first book, Cadence really did diverge more from the original timeline, and in this book, she was more deceptive.