Blog Tour Review: "Deceptive Cadence" by Katie Hamstead

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for "Deceptive Cadence" by Katie Hamstead! This was one of the most emotional reads I've read on 2015! I recommend it because it belongs into a slight different genre: magical realism!

   About Deceptive Cadence: 

Cadence Anderson has the perfect definition of happily ever after . . .

Until she doesn't. A freak earthquake shatters her life as surely as her home, taking away everything she holds dear. She wakes in a hospital to find that her beloved husband and infant daughter have been killed, crushed by the earthquake's wrath. Disoriented, injured, and alone, Cadence refuses to accept the loss. So when a man claiming to be her guardian angel appears and offers her a chance to go back in time to save her family, she doesn't need to give it a second thought. She accepts.

Thrust back eleven years, she now faces the ordeal of high school all over again. But this time, she's armed with all the knowledge of her adult life and the determined to do everything better, from preventing the loss of her best friend to avoiding her original, drama-inducing boyfriends. She's focused solely on Austin, her future husband, and is content to bide her time until she meets him again.

But then James Gordon crosses her path. Cadence wants to remain single, but James has his sights set. He is determined to win her over, and he's very hard to resist. As Cadence starts to develop unwanted feelings for him, she realizes he threatens to disrupt everything, changing the future and distracting her from her original goal. Now, Cadence must choose: deny the unpredictable and exciting path James offers her, or stay true to the life she had and is trying desperately to resurrect. Second chances are more complicated than they seem.

Deceptive Cadence combines the soaring emotion of a heartfelt romance with the innovative storytelling of magical realism, crafting a uniquely moving, intricate tale about love and loss that asks: what would you do if given the chance to right all your wrongs?

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I always liked the idea of adding time travel in a novel. But in the case of "Deceptive Cadence" time travel comes as a part of an angel's powers who offers a chance for living your life again.
In order to save her future Cadence travels to the past, in the body of her 14 years old; she'll have to deal with high school, mostly hormones and in many cases bullying.
As her choices bring James closer to her, she'll have to choose if she really wants to change her future.

I liked the fact that the story was ste on Australia! This was my very first novel set in this part of the world and in a way it was fun to read about ice skting in the summer months! The story spans for three to four years and Cadence takes the chance to be stronger and wiser.

Thanks to her choices she is able to fix her relationships with her family, help her friends and see her second life through new eyes.
The angel also has a vital role, as he helps her remember her first life and advise her for her future.
The only part I didn't like much was how overprotective Cadence's father was; well it almost reached the point of madness but in some cases it was funny!

I really enjoyed the book and I hope to see a sequel soon!

About Katie Hamstead: 

Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.

After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dogs.

She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.
Find Katie Hamstead on twitter, facebook, and her website.