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Monday, February 13, 2012

Review of 11:11 Countdown to 2012

11: 11 Countdown to 2012
11:11 Countdown to 2012
Verna Clay
Echelon Press eBook 2011
Smashwords Edition

   Eve Applegate gets a new neighbor who is absolutely gorgeous. She considers herself a bit unattractive and  over- weight so she becomes extremely tongue-tied around him. Theodore Baldwin is not quite what he appears to be. His mission, if you will, is to bring Eve into her "Realization" because the fate of the world is depending on it. According to the Mayan calender, this all must happen before the end of the countdown year of 2012. If not, could the world have the same doomed fate of "Atlantis."
   Eve is just trying to make a better life for herself by working and going to school. Her world is suddenly turned upside down when Theo comes on the scene. He leads her to believe he is writing a book and asks her to read chapters that he has written. This is all in an attempt to win Eve's trust and lead her in the direction she needs to go. Whenever Eve's apartment blows up, she finds herself on a journey that she has a difficult time believing. Can Theo truly be who and what he says he is?
   This is an extremely interesting and fascinating book. The author weaves lots of the Mayan calender history and events into the story through Theo's "book." I found this to be quite unique in the way it was presented. Even though I found it fascinating, I became bogged down sometimes because I really had no clue as to what the history was actually telling me. This in no way, however, deterred from the story. Theo sounds like the kind of man that dreams are made of. Eve has a rather poor self-esteem issue so she is actually insecure. A bit of a loner, she relishes the attention she receives from Theo. During their travels together, Eve grows and becomes more secure in the woman that she truly is. There is obviously some chemistry between these two; but it is not until close to the end that we discover why Theo is fighting it. The storyline is well written and flows nicely throughout. If you enjoy stories that are a bit out of the ordinary, you will surely enjoy this one. I highly recommend it.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to read.

I give 11:11 Countdown to 2012, 4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Eva, thank you for your review. It certainly made my day a brighter one!