Persistence of Vision Blog Tour - Review, Guest Post

Hey everyone! Today I am thrilled to take part in the Persistence of Vision Blog Tour. This book is fantastic! I have a review of the book and a guest post by the author Liesel K. Hill for you all. First here is some about the book!

In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.

In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.

If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...

*New Adult futuristic dystopian fantasy

My Review
Maggie our main character really makes it easy to understand the world you find yourself in.At first we see she is afraid and scared as she and her brother have a lapse in memory and lose 12 hours. She really grows and comes into her own as the story progresses. I love how you get to see her compare the different time periods. Marcus I love. He seems so strong, so caring and he even has a power that I think suits him perfectly. There is tons more of characters to get to know but these two are my favorites.

The plot will pull you right in and won't let you go. A future time where the world has totally change is explained in a way that makes it seem it could happen. The author does a wonderful job explaining how hings came to be. It seems like quite a bit of research went into the background of the story and it pays off. You really get a feel for the book. This book has plenty of action as you get to discover the different sides of the future. People have some fantastic powers that I love discovering. You even get some romance that adds the perfect touch to the book. Believe me it has it all. Be sure to pick this book up for a whole new world in which you believe could really happen. There is some mystery to it that adds a nice flair as well. I don't give spoilers just know this author and book are wonderful.
 5 out of 5 Stars

Guest Post by Liesel K. Hill

My Top Ten Most Romantic Movies

My romantic movies may be different than others. Notice how there aren’t any romantic comedies on the list. While I do like a few such films, it’s generally not their depth or even their romance that draws me, so I don’t consider them the most romantic films.

  1. The Last of the Mohicans—one of my favorite movies of all time, and a lot of that is because of the romance.
  2. Legends of the Fall—ridiculously tragic, but one that will stay with your forever. The romance is very much of the unrequited type, and the type that is requited still doesn’t end well.
  3. Jane Eyre—the most recent awesome version starred Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender but in truth, I’ve never seen a film version of JE I haven’t liked. It’s just such a great story that it’s hard to actually screw it up.
  4. Pride and Prejudice—the classic version is the Colin Firth one from a while back, now, but the more recent big screen versions with Kiera Knightly and Matthew McFadden playing Darcy got no complaints at all. :D (Although the actors did say the lines really fast.)
  5. Titanic—I know, I know, the guys hate me for this one, but it was ridiculously romantic, not just because of the relationship, but because of how it changed her life.
  6. Phantom of the Opera—astounding music and a plotline that keeps you guessing. I loved this film, even if Christine isn’t the strongest female character. The end is downright haunting.
  7. Braveheart—Mel Blue-Eyes Gibson fighting a war to avenge the woman he loved and secretly married. With a Scottish accent? Yeah, I’ll watch that.
  8. The Notebook—In my opinion, sometimes Nicholas Sparks hits the nail on the head and sometimes he cops out completely. But this was one he did wonderfully. Even macho guys have to pretend to have something in their eye the first time they watch it.
  9. Camelot/First Knight—If you’re okay with the devastatingly tragic version, go with the 1960s Camelot or 1998’s Mists of Avalon. First Knight features Sean Connery as King Arthur and, while no less tragic, is definitely more uplifting. One thing every version has in common? Heart-wrenching romance.
  10. Walk the Line—the romance in this one was a long time in coming but was made all the more powerful by the fact that it was the true story of a legendary singer.
  11. Casablanca—What can I say? I was someone who hated—that’s right ha-ted—Gone With the Wind, but I really loved Casablanca. There’s a reason it’s a classic and often tops the lists of most romantic movies of all time.

Yeah, that was eleven, but I could have named a whole lot more! Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone!
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  1. Thanks so much for the review, Pam, and for your kind words. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the book! Thanks for hosting me today! :D

    1. Thank you! I loved the book and it was so hard not to want to give spoilers for the book!


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