BLOG TOUR (REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!!!): Deuce by Janine Caldwell

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Title: Deuce
Author: Janine Caldwell
Series: The Vortex Series #3
Genre: YA Romance/Science Fiction
Release Date: January 29th, 2014
Source: I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review
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The epic conclusion to The Vortex Series coming soon!

In an instant everything changes for seventeen-year-old Cassie Moore. Together she and her time-traveling boyfriend, Trent Astor, battle to survive their next impossible challenge. As they navigate through a third parallel world in which Cassie begged Trent to create for her, the two soon discover that no world can be made perfect.

And while they fight through their new circumstances, the universe may just have its own agenda for them both.

Meanwhile, it seems Trent and his sister, Lorelai, will never be safe from the greedy world and its hunger for Trent’s power. A new force threatens to destroy the anonymity Trent has fought for his entire life unless he can stop this new opposition first. But every choice has a consequence, and Trent is faced with the most difficult choice of his life.

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Vortex Series is a teen romance for those who also enjoy a bit of science fiction and fantasy. Told in two perspectives, we get an intimate view of both Cassie and Trent’s worlds. Family relationships, how they interconnect and drive our personalities, is the heart and soul of this YA time traveling novel.

With DEUCE, the 3rd and final book of The Vortex Series, Janine Caldwell combines fantasy and romance to create a compelling love story of integrity and sacrifice.

My Feelings 

*SIGH* this amazing series filled with heart-stopping excitement, time-traveling, swoonworthy romance, and just amaazing character finally comes to an end 😦 BUT ITS OKAY. because I REALLY enjoyed the ending of this deserving series. Deuce was definitely NOT a disappointment. It held to my expectations, and made the series really come together. I really did love it 🙂

Deuce starts off right where Double Fault ended, and boy, was I glad that this was the case. It follows Trent and Cassie as well as their families through their journeys as time travelers, and more than that, relayed their journey as people discovering how to deal with unique and extraordinary, while living a normal life. It was a GREAT story. Now, there was some serious cliffhanger material in Double Fault, and Deuce put me right back onto the time traveling journey that the Vortex series is! Not that I’m complaining. 😉

So, Cassie and Trent. AWWWW 🙂 I loved them. I love their chemistry. I love their personalities. I love them as a couple. Even though they’re pretty young, they had a serious relationship, and sometimes that might be unbelievable or unrealistic. But in this case, it worked. It realllyyyy did. I enjoyed every second of their time together and I was rooting for them to make it through all the rough patches TOGETHER. 🙂 I mean, after three alternate lifetimes, they were just meant to be 😉

BUT goshdangit. This story was a pretty rough emotional rollercoaster too. There were all kinds of scenes. SAD ones, HAPPY ones, ones that made me ANGRY, and HELPLESS. At one point, I was just like PLEASE NO NO DONT LET THIS HAPPEN and..


Yeah. there were those moments too. But, all those moments in one story? Best package ever. Deuce was definitely a fun ride, and I can tell you that my heart broke for these two young time travelers, but they sewed it back together with their amazing strength and passion. I reealllyyy adored Trent and Cassie. And what can I say? Lorelai and Nate were my two big supporting characters in this one, and seriously, they were such a great support system. Lorelai was the ever-loving sister to not only Trent, but also Cassie. And that’s what I loved about her. She was loving to Cassie too, and proved that there was more to family than blood. I know. Cliche. But I mean it. I absolutely loved and admired Lorelai. #favorite! And Nate? Nate was just loving, accepting Nate. YAY for those two. SO CUTE together. HEHE.

SO, to read Deuce, be prepared to tear up a bit, laugh, fall in love all over again, and then gasp, A LOT. NO-SPOILER-ZONE here but, I will tell you that things happen; things that made me lose a little bit of my sanity. *sniffle* But anyways, there’s still a lot of happy moments!!! LOTS of Trent & Cassie moments *grins*


But, in all honesty, this was a wonderfully written book. I loved the plot line and I absolutely ADORED the characters, with all their flaws AND quirks. They made the book, and the series, and in my opinion, Deuce was a perfect ending to an engaging series. , in a nutshell, Deuce was a must-read time traveling romance. But it was so much more. It was my happy ending (for the most part) for some of Janine Caldwell’s most amazing characters 😉


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About the Author 

Displaying janine caldwell.jpgJanine Caldwell was born in Concord, CA and raised in the small San Francisco Bay Area town of Clayton. Four days after high school graduation, Janine attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in English.

Janine now lives in Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. As a lifelong literature fanatic, she knew it was only a matter of time before she would become obsessed with writing her own work. With relatives like the Brothers Grimm and Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), she figured fantasy writing had to be in her DNA.

Books published by Janine include Visited, a YA coming-of-age fantasy, Rematch and Double Fault–the first two books of The Vortex Series. The final book in this YA fantasy romance, Deuce, will be released soon.

Connect with Janine!

Facebook // Twitter // Goodreads // Website


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Check out the rest of the series too though!!!!

The Vortex Series by Janine Caldwell

BOOK 1: Rematch


 Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Goodreads |My Review

BOOK 2: Double Fault

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BOOK 3: Deuce

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