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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Lisa Brydalski

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a YA science fiction story that centers on Tati, a 17-year-old high school girl who, after taking a DNA test gets the surprise of her life when the results come back. When she begins having seizures and seeing different versions of herself, she is even more confused.
I can’t say that I am a big fan of science fiction but this story had an interesting concept, I mean haven’t we all, at one time or another, thought there may be alternate universes out there? What bothered me and kept me from giving this book 5 stars is the amount of back and forth. It confused me at times and I found myself going back pages to see if I missed something. Other than that, a little more world building and the author would have a solid story that will be enjoyed by many.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ricochet is a stand-alone read by Kathryn Berla. This is definitely an unusual read but also captivating and interesting as well. Kathryn Berla has always had a unique writing style and this book is not different. First of all, it was a little difficult to keep up the with the story as we were given various versions of our main characters through various timelines, that continually changed throughout the read, but once you fully committed to the book and took the time to really digest the read it was quite easy to follow. This book definitely has a lot going on and it weaves mystery, drama, action & adventure altogether while leaving you wanting more. I love Kathryn Berla’s writing and character development is makes the characters and storyline seem even more real and helps the characters jump off the page! I’m so glad I picked up this read, it’s one that shouldn’t be missed.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a YA sci fi that has an interesting premise but it was slow to get into. The story was a little hard to keep track of because it jumped between past and present but also between characters. I never really settled into the story and felt that even though interesting it could have been more. The characters didn’t really grab me I felt like they need more substance as did the worlds in which they lived.

Whilst it didn’t meet my expectations doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a go. I am not a great lover of sci fi unless it is done really well and for me Ricochet didn’t stand up.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Ricochet by Kathryn Berla, 5 stars.

I didn’t know what to expect with this book. It was a little confusing at first with the four characters with similar names, but I quickly caught on where it was going and was pleasantly surprised. The premise of the book is like nothing I have ever read, having 4 different versions of the same character in parallel universes. But each one is unique in their own way, but there are similarities too. I really enjoyed comparing them and also seeing who has what in common. The author essentially made 4 main characters, each with their own world and secondary characters. In my opinion, she did a wonderful job of this, it could have easily gotten confusing. I really would love to learn more of each of the versions, they were great. And it was hard to pick a favorite, I liked them all for different reasons.

But there’s more than just the girls. In their own way, each one discovers more about their family. Some knew parts, others knew nothing. Their search leads them into trouble though. This is a YA scifi book, but it’s so much more too. It’s about discovering who you are and what you will do, the importance of loved ones, and finding the perfect balance. There is love, suspense, action, and some parts that will make you quite sad.

Overall, this is a well-rounded book and I highly recommend it.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla

5-stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla was an interesting and exciting read. I was thrown for a loop with the introduction of each version of Tatiana and her life in the various time lines. It was fascinating and everything came together as the story progressed. This story was definitely well thought out and organized. It ended up being easy keeping up with the differing lines. I loved it. The author also did an excellent job with the development of each version of Tatiana. They were all the same but at the same time different. This was a fun read. I highly recommend it!

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RICOCHET is an intriguing premise and was an interesting story to read. I don’t want to give anything away so I’m going to be super vague and factual in this review:

Fact: Told in multi POV
Fact: Told in past and present time
Fact: Told in different geographic areas
Fact: Each character is extremely diverse in personality while similar in name
Fact: Told in a visually appealing way once I was able to understand the cadence of the story
Fact: I have always enjoyed this author’s storytelling
Fact: I recommend this book

Review by @mauraharper

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So first let me start with the cover of this book… gorgeous. When I saw it was penned by Kathryn Berla I knew it was something I had to ge my hands on, having read some of her other novels and enjoying them. I was skeptical only because it looked a bit on the sci-fi side of things and I simply prefer to avoid them because I just don’t comprehend and get confused with these types of books. So I went it cautious of this. I will say I enjoyed the idea, and I can see where it would shine with some fine tuning or even just some splitting up. The idea is a girl named Tatiana is able to see herself in alternate or parallel universes while she seizes. When she figured this out she begins to explore the other girls. Now here is where I got so stinking lost. We get three other girls in three other universes with the same supporting characters. Trying to sift through all of that information and keep it all straight was just too much. I could see where this book could become a successful series. Each girl getting her own book would cut down the confusion I am sure. Just an idea but this book unfortunately for this reason fell short for me. I will be interested to see what we will get next and if Ms. Berla ever re-configures this story line.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla. This is an awesome young adult, science fiction story. Its the story of 17 year old Tati who doesn’t know her whole world is about to be turned upside down. It begins with her sending off a saliva sample to Ancestry.com and when the sample comes back inconclusive she’s left wondering what is wrong with her. She begins to have convulsions and during these convulsions she sees a tunnel beckoning her and in these tunnels she finds another version of herself. She actually finds there are 3 other versions of herself, Ana who is quiet and shy, Tatyana who is always getting her way and Tanya who is always running from everything and everyone. When these worlds collide the 4 of them have to work together so that they can all survive. This is a fast paced, action story and you have to pay attention because it goes back and forth between characters. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too!

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a unique and interesting story. It is a fast paced story that is told from multiple points of view I really enjoyed how, even though it were essentially the same character we were reading about, the four girls were all different. I really felt a similarity about them while also see the differences.
The story itself was exciting although a little confusing at time’s. Once I had got a handle on the characters it was much easier to follow and everything fell into place. I thought the book was well written and really drew me me.
This is definitely a book I would recommend and I hope to see more like this from this author.

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is a must read for those who likes YA science fiction stories. Berla grabbed at the very beginning of the story. The story encompasses mystery, science fiction, adventure, and some interesting characters. This book is told in different POV and the transitions between them are smooth and not choppy. This story is about Tati who sent a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site. From that moment Tati’s world is turned upside down. Will Tati get to the bottom of her DNA information? What does Ricochet mean to Tati? I highly recommend this book.

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