EQUILIBRIUM (Portal Chronicles Book Two)

EQUILIBRIUM (Portal Chronicles Book Two)

by Imogen Rose


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It's not every day you see a naked body slumped by the side of the road...

This ominous sight is just the beginning of a mystery that will span two dimensions.

When California teen Arizona Darley and her siblings go missing, their mother, Dr. Olivia Darley, discovers that the time-travel portal she invented has been hijacked.

Is the hijacker responsible for the disappearance of her children? Have the children been transported to another dimension? If so, the police and FBI will never be able to find them, and Olivia must find a way to rescue her children on her own.

How will she do this without access to the portal?

EQUILIBRIUM is book two of the Portal Chronicles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615376813
Publisher: Imogen Rose
Publication date: 07/14/2010
Series: Portal Chronicles Series , #2
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Imogen Rose was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she has been based for the past ten years. Storytelling is her real passion and she is excited to be publishing, PORTAL, her first work of fiction.

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EQUILIBRIUM (Portal Chronicles Book Two) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
Allie-K More than 1 year ago
I love series books and the 2nd book (Equilibrium) of the Portal chronicals proved to be a fantastic and fun read. I loved that it answered many questions from Portal, but left you anxiously awaiting Quantum. Great Job Imogen Rose and keep them coming!
PDBROWN More than 1 year ago
I was so delighted with Imogene Rose's first book Portal, loved everything about it! Now comes Equilibrium and the second installment in the series does not disappoint, is just as awesome as Portal. I love her theme of time travel and multiple dimensions. The characters are engaging and the pace of the book never lags. It was hard for me to put it down. It has a very nice flow as the story shifts between characters and locations. LOVE THIS BOOK! Can hardly wait for Book 3!!
SparklingReviews More than 1 year ago
Equilibrium is much more serious than Portal in my opinion, but it fits the role of the book well! Imogen out did herself on this one. Arizona and Kellan are kidnapped while down at the lake watching the stars. When they wake up neither of them can move and they don't know where they are or why they are there. Turns out they are in a very dark, very smelly cement room... but they can't figure a way out of it, and on top of things... they were drugged and can't function well. A door in the room opens and a blinding ray of light comes in, with no warning someone is dragging Arizona towards the light and away from Kellan. Where are they taking her and why? That's all Arizona can remember when she wakes up in a house that she definitely recognizes... but not where she has been living. She hears a voice beckoning her to get up and get ready for school... who is that? Is that her DAD? Arizona has woke up in her bed, back in the dimension where she lives with her dad and she is a rough and tumble hockey player. But she doesn't see in the mirror what she expected.... she woke up Barbie Arizona. Arizona doesn't know how she got here, but she does know that she wants to get back to her life as Arizona Daley and be with Kellan, her siblings and her mother. How is she going to get back, when she has no idea how she got here to begin with? Equilibrium is full of suspense! Which I thought really made the book. Arizona finds that she has adapted to her life as Arizona Darley a bit better than she had originally thought. I also love the reactions of all her friends in her life as Arizona Stevens, when they see her with blonde hair! Its priceless! I also like how the relationship between Kellan and Arizona is progressing. We also find out a secret about David, which I was shocked at, but loved every minute! This book is a page turner... I had to finish it one sitting!... I just couldn't help myself! Yet another great read from Imogen Rose!
Candy_TX More than 1 year ago
A sequel. Part two. Book two. Two little words that make me cringe. As a rule, I try to avoid series (although it seems that is all I'm reading these days, go figure). It's not that I have anything against them. I like the character development that can happen across multiple books. I like following story lines and threads through to the bitter end. I don't like BOOK TWO though. That usually means that, well, it's going to suck. What is it with "book two"? Do authors set out to make them bad or does it just happen that way? I read the first book of this series and got to the end where I realized there will be a book two. I really wanted to cry. It meant that a story I liked would likely be slaughtered. But I powered through and I bought Equilibrium just the same. Man, am I glad that I did! Imogen Rose has done a fantastic job of continuing the story while introducing us to new elements. There wasn't a sucky story line in the bunch. Kudos to her! Well edited, well executed and just downright fun. The thing that I think I like about these books is that they are not heavy. It's pretty light scifi time travel, which is right up my alley. There's a young adult element to it, but unlike other popular YA, I don't feel the need to have a friend hold down Arizona while I beat the living snot out of her. She's a likable character with very realistic teenage angst. It just happens that her mom built a time portal and she remembers her life from another dimension. Yup, pretty normal, alright! Seriously though. This book is very well done. The author is definitely one to watch. Her writing style is perfect for this sub-genre of YA and I hope she sticks with it. Her writing was great in the first book and she doesn't disappoint in the second. I'm told the third book will be out in the Fall 2010. Let's hope! The ending left me on edge, ahhh!, cliffhangers! I'd give this 4.5 stars if I could. It loses a half star because there's a few time where the... I'm not sure of the phrase for it, but who's "speaking" change. It goes from being narrated to first person (Arizona) a few times without really giving us a heads up as to what's going on. For instance, it went from telling us what Rupert was doing and a few paragraphs later it read "I laughed". Um, the narrator laughed? SO very minor and not something I would noticed usually. And yes, there was a ---- break to show a change of scene. It's my own personal niggle. I'm weird like that, folks! Very highly recommended. A light read that will leave you smiling. Trust me, just buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would make an amazing movie!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sequel, love this series.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
The adventures of reluctant time-traveler Arizona Stevens continue in this second installment of Imogen Rose's "Portal Chronicles." Although first reading "Portal," the initial book in the series, might be preferable, Rose sets the stage well enough in this volume for those just joining to quickly orient themselves. "Equilibrium" is "Portal" with the heat turned up. The decisions Arizona faces are harder; the situations more perilous. As relatively minor characters who were mostly on the sidelines in "Portal" become more involved the complexity and intensity increases.
Heather-Bella More than 1 year ago
I eagerly awaited the sequel to Portal after its cliffhanger ending. Equilibrium did not disappoint! It started off with a bang and kept me on the edge of my seat and up way too late. :) I loved being back in the worlds of Arizona and her family/friends. Imogen Rose weaves a tale that is exciting, thought provoking and filled with warmth. Her characters are so real you almost feel as if you know them. I was able to completely escape the stress of my day by immersing myself in Equilibrium. As others have stated, you could read it as a stand alone book but I would urge you to also read Portal as it is an excellent novel as well. I am reading the third book in the series, Quantum, right now and it's even better than the first two. Great series!
amiblackwelder More than 1 year ago
If you loved Portal by Imogen Rose, the story of tomboy Arizona Stevens who hates her little sister and whose parents are divorced, waking up one day in the back of a van and into an alternative universe where she becomes Arizona Darely, a blond cheerleading who loves her little sister and whose parents love each other even more..you will love this book. The story Equilibrium addresses some of the nagging questions the reader might have had from the first book, and dives more into the life of Arizona's mother, Olivia Stevens. The reader will learn more about Olivia's colleagues too, as well as their children and lives which have been altered dramatically by the 'portal'. The reader will re-discover the passion Arizona and Kellan shared from the first book, falling in love with their union all over again. A healthy mix of science fiction and romance, this story is not cliche, nor sappy and it doesn't drown the reader in science fiction either. I enjoyed it more than the first book! A great read for those who love the Sookie Stackhouse Series and the passion of Twilight, fans of Portal will not be disappointed in this sequel entitled Equilibrium.
AverysBookNook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Once again Miss Imogen Rose has written herself a fantabulous story! Seriously, I thought that "Portal" was good, but "Equilibrium"? It blew "Portal" out of the water! This has hands-down been one of the most suspenseful books I have read in quite some time- I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat while reading it.In my review of "Portal" I complained about some of the dialogue, I found portions of it to be really choppy and robot-like, but I didn't find that at all with this book, everything flowed together nicely and it is evident that Imogen is really developing as an author. What I was also pleasantly surprised with with this book was the character development, I thought that I had a pretty good grasp on Arizona, Kellan, and Henry (heck, even David) in "Portal" and that I couldn't really learn all that much more about them, but I was totally wrong. I don't think I have ever come across such selfless and caring characters in a book before.If I had to complain about one thing in this book I it would be the adults. Hearing about Ollie and Rup being all lovey dovey together just really doesn't do anything for me, I would much prefer to hear about the love lives of the teens. All in all, I highly recommend this book, as I said in my review of "Portal", this series is one of the most original that I have ever read before! I think that readers of all ages will really enjoy these books!
jmladyhawk More than 1 year ago
This book explains so much about what happened to Arizona. It introduces a new type of time travel. I don;'t want to reveal any spoilers. I would definitely recommend this book. Read the first one before this one of course. I bought the whole series based on the sample for Nook. I loved it! I am know blazing through Book 3, Quantum.
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imogenobsessed More than 1 year ago
They keep getting better...
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This one is just as good as the first book. It's a little bit science fiction, a little bit teen romance, and just all around good reading.