by James Alexander
Fifteen-year-old Jared must kill an innocent old man to complete his gang initiation, but instead of shooting, he drops the gun. He may have saved the old man's life only to lose his own.
When Jared refuses to kill for his gang, they beat him nearly to death. Comatose, his world splits in two. In one, Jared battles to wake from unconsciousness. In the other, he becomes a ruthless gang member known as J-Rock. After three years in darkness, Jared finally opens his eyes, and is bombarded by visions of the horrible crimes J-Rock is committing in a parallel world.
As Jared struggles to wake, he realizes his soul has been switching places with his criminal counterpart. With help from his rehab nurse, Kate, he discovers J-Rock is set on wreaking havoc in his world. Jared must find a way to eliminate J-Rock before the next switch, before J-Rock murders Kate and their expected child.
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Fantasy/SF Dark Fantasy The Choice James Alexander Parallel Worlds Alternate Timelines Evil Twin Two Worlds Paranormal
James Alexander is an American writer who grew up in the northeastern state of Maine. His novels span Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. He is the author of two Amazon bestselling stories – both being his first works. James brings a new perspective to writing and is always bringing forth new ideas and ways to enhance his work and connection with his readers. Outside of writing, James works in the IT industry and dabbles with many hobbies that include winemaking and growing hydroponic tomatoes in the winter when it’s too cold to do anything else. His novels include the science fiction series, Conduit, and the novella, Beautiful People.
Quirky Characters, a love story, and the clash between Jared and his evil counterpart, J-Rock, in an alternate dimension, are skillfully woven together to make The Choice an enjoyable read. The commitment between Jared and Kate provides a strong contrast to the evil of J-Rock's world. The story is fast paced, with good transitions as it moves between Jared and J-Rock's realities. The climatic ending wraps the story up nicely but keeps the reader wondering if there might be more to come. Although readers of many different genres would find something to like in The Choice, it is recommended for community library science fiction/ fantasy collections. Fun read! (Midwest Book Review)