Vibrational Passageby Jennifer Dustow, Kimberly Miyasaki Lee
Published on May 4, 2011 by Smashwords
Genres: Science Fiction
Physicist and geneticist, Dr. Walden Sinclair, along with 32 other influential individuals disappear during the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers. Trapped in time and space, Dr. Sinclair reaches out to expose the dark secrets he helped create and hide. Pulled into all of this is bookstore owner, Emma Lange. Her life along with others becomes a tangled web as they struggle to patch together the dangerous pieces he has left behind for them to discover.
What they find out is inconceivable. Hitler's scientists already had the technology for time travel. That knowledge, now in the hands of the U.S. military, has created an unimaginable weapon located at a secretive research facility in Alaska; with the objective to control future events by altering time and space. Caught in the crossfire, are the genetically engineered children who they need to control because of their psychic abilities. The only hope for these children under the Autism Spectrum is the one geneticist who cracked their code... and he has disappeared.
Right from the beginning, I was hesitant about reading Vibrational Passage, a “cross between suspense, sci-fi and conspiracy thriller fiction” according to the authors. I enjoy reading science fiction, however not thrillers or suspense novels but I wanted to give this one a chance to see if my reading tastes had changed. They haven’t.
Vibrational Passage started off jumping right into the story, which was nice because it pulled the reader right in. However, there were many names of both people, places, and other terminology that made it quite confusing. It wasn’t that everything wasn’t explained, but after about the fourth chapter, I couldn’t keep things straight. The terminology wasn’t hard to understand either, however it came off as very technical. I felt like I was reading a textbook at times and became bored. After about the third chapter, I was looking for reasons not to read it.
Another thing that bothered me was the back story. Granted, the reader needs it to understand parts of the novel, but I felt that it became more important than the actual plot. I only read a little over 100 pages, so maybe everything would have become more clear later in the book. However, I felt like I was reading all the history of what was happening in the novel most of the time. Occasionally, bits and pieces of the plot would filter through, but those would be fairly vague and there wouldn’t be much lead in besides back story. This was just my interpretation but that’s how it came off to me.
Again, this wasn’t high on my list of books I’d choose to read so my review may seem unfair to those who enjoy reading this genre. I do hate to leave a book unfinished but I just couldn’t finish this one.