[Review] DiSemblance by Shanae Branham

by Shanae Branham
Clean YA Suspense/ Fantasy

Date Published: 8/8/2012

Jason Tanner lives between two worlds. Problem is, only one is real.

Inside the hologram machine 17-year-old Jason has everything his heart desires, including a digital simulation of his dead mother. While outside the machine, he’s forbidden contact with everyone. Living within the shadow of a serial killer, Jason is captivated by the beautiful girl next door, Boston Manning. Disobeying his father, he secretly cultivates a relationship with her.

For Boston life is divided into those that have and those that have not. Displaced in a new high school, she is determined to have the life she’s always wanted. But will her choices hijack her dreams and plunge her into the treacherous clutches of a serial killer?

As an action-packed romantic thriller, DiSemblance is sure to keep you guessing until the very end.

“A Marvelous, fast-paced thriller, sure to appeal to teen science-fiction aficionados and the uninitiated alike.” ~ Jill Allen, Clarion Review



This was a great read, it is told from the points of view of three people – Jason, Boston and Bruce.

Jason lives with his brother Isaac and his father Lloyd – he lost his mother to cancer, and it seems to have hit the family.
His father has invented a hologram device and has spent years perfecting it, at the expense of his son not having any interaction with the outside world.

Boston lives across the street from Jason. And she has been taking pictures of his when he has been sneaking out to the park.

The have a unusual relationship as they are so different, but I loved how they developed through the course of the book.

Bruce is a newly married detective who is trying to catch a killer, who is killing terminal ill people and leaving them in caskets with $25k. Baffling the police as to why they would do such a thing.

This has twists that I wasn’t expecting and it had me second guessing everyone’s connections.
Loved it!

4 stars


About the Author

I am a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer’s Expo.
I love suspenseful, action-adventures and clean, young adult, romance stories. I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. I am the second out of six children. When I was in my early 20’s my mother was killed by a drunk driver. This one incident drastically changed my life. I have always had a passion for reading and writing fiction. Owing to a life long struggle with Dyslexia, early teachers discouraged me from pursuing a career in writing.
As I have spent over twenty-five years transforming my language disabilities into professional writing skills, God has honed my insatiable passion into an incredible vision. 



I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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