Author: Kathy Bell
Series: Infinion Trilogy, Book #1
Published: February 2009
Publisher: Northern Sanctum Press
Format I Read: Print
How I Got It: reviewed for Pump Up Your Book Tours
Fourteen-year-old Adya Jordan swears that before her head injury she was a forty-year-old mother of six. Is she going crazy, or did she really live through an entirely different life? 1985 is nothing like she remembers, although her first day of high school certainly is! A typical girl with atypical genes, Adya tries to recapture her old life, hiding her growing conviction that she has done this before. Memories of the man she loved and a family she adored haunt her, even though her future husband doesn’t even know she exists.
Accidentally discovering the secretive Three Eleven Corporation might know more about her situation than she does; she is convinced the twenty-eight men heading up the company are responsible for the changes in her world. Adya finds her way into their ranks, journeying to the tropical island headquarters to begin an orientation into their prestigious internship program. The Three Eleven Company controls the development and distribution of Twenty-first Century technology brought with them from the future. Charged with the task of preparing the world for an impending disaster, each member of the team uses his scientific background to create a solution for a problem the planet does not know it is facing. They don’t have time to deal with a feisty young girl poking around. Banished to the frozen Canadian Shield for asking too many questions of CEO Abraham Fairfield, Adya finds the men in the underground city of Sanctum are interested in more than just her genes as they search for the answer to her presence in the timeline. In the end, Adya encounters a choice no mother should ever face: save her children…or everyone else.
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 fourteen year old self, Adya has to work hard to not do or say things that would make people think she was crazy. Having a forty year old mind in a teenage body isn’t easy especially when she doesn’t know how or why this has happened. This is what drew me to this story. The story was well written and it keep me turning pages. It was very interesting to see how Kathy Bell handled the mixing of past science and technology with that of current advancements.
The story raised lots of question and caused my imagination to run wild. If you could live your life over, would you change or add anything? Are you totally content with the way your life has turned out? And if you had information about the future that could mean life and death, how far would you go and what would you sacrifice to make sure that the life you knew continued to exist?
I give Regression three and a half flowers of love. If you love science fiction and fantasy, you’ll want to read this series.