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History is changing around nineteen-year-old Ben Spencer, and he’s powerless to stop it. His sister has disappeared, his family thinks he’s schizophrenic, and, worse yet, the girl he’s madly in love with won’t give him the time of day.Enter the mysterious Michael, who, years earlier, helped Ben’s parents defeat a powerful sorcerer bent on destroying them and reclaiming a rHistory is changing around nineteen-year-old Ben Spencer, and he’s powerless to stop it. His sister has disappeared, his family thinks he’s schizophrenic, and, worse yet, the girl he’s madly in love with won’t give him the time of day.Enter the mysterious Michael, who, years earlier, helped Ben’s parents defeat a powerful sorcerer bent on destroying them and reclaiming a relic stolen from him years before. With Michael’s help, Ben will travel back in time, to 1977, and attempt to set the past straight. But will he undue himself and the woman he loves in the process?...

Title : Threads (Small Things, #2)
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ISBN : 9780615843018
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Number of Pages : 428 Pages
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Threads (Small Things, #2) Reviews

  • Scott Collins
    2019-05-15 15:00

    Okay, so I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. One issue I’ll get out of the way up front: I’m not interested in what brand name clothing people are wearing. Now that that’s off my chest, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Any time you involve time travel you’re treading a thin line. Too many things can go wrong and you’ve got an ENORMOUS amount of detail to keep track of. He did it masterfully. I had a few questions at the beginning, which wound up answering themselves later in the book, but I loved the characters. The action was engaging. The plot well developed and crisp. But still, I wanted more. I’m hopeful for another in this series that will dive a bit deeper into a couple of the plot twists that kept this rollercoaster of a ride racing along. Maybe this review will inspire the author to take that next step. If you like the paranormal, and you’re willing to travel through time, give this one a read. I’m confident you’ll be pleased and looking forward to a third book.

  • Demelza Carlton
    2019-05-02 13:56

    A brilliant blend of magic, religion, the past and the a fun adventure with Space Sticks, teenage parents and demons that just won't die. I admit I was mildly confused at the beginning of this book, as it had been a while since I read Small Things (the first book in the series) and the modern setting at the beginning threw me at first, not to mention the strange abilities of the main characters. Of course, I kept reading and the reasons for this were rapidly revealed, but I was already too deep into the story to want to stop reading at all...Mr DeRouen has written an adventure that dragged me along for the ride so persuasively that I didn't want it to end. The ending of this book, while not precisely a cliffhanger, does leave a question wide open that I hope means there's a sequel.Definitely five stars.

  • Sara
    2019-05-13 19:03

    I have to remind myself NOT to read Joe's stories when I have to do things like work or sleep. Masterful and suspenseful, this book has something for everyone. Demons, time travel, and romance are just a few of the things you'll experience in this second volume of the Small Things trilogy. But it's ok if you haven't read the first one (but then WHY NOT???) This also works as a stand alone novel because the history is explained.Please note sci fi fans... there is no such thing as the "temporal prime directive" here. But all is forgiven, for I finally know what a "book hangover" really is. Truly can't wait for volume 3!!

  • Lilian Roberts
    2019-05-09 18:01

    This was a suspenseful book that kept me eager to find out what was going to happen next from the very first page. “Threads” is an excellent story and the characters were very likable and believable. I am now curious to read the other books by this gifted author. Joe DeRouen in a very short time gives you a quick sci fi view of people being erased, timelines are moved and one of my most favorite things he introduces time travel. The two main characters Ben and Katy go back in time. I loved the time travel part. Back in the 1970s it is up to them now and their parents to fight three villains amongst a host of lesser antagonists. The book is exciting, suspenseful and very intriguing.

  • Paulette
    2019-05-11 14:55

    Joe DeRouen proves once again that he is not just another writer rather he is an artist. In Threads, part two of the Small Things Trilogy, Joe proves once again just how much of an artist he is.And Threads continues the thrilling story while introducing new twists and turns. A complete novel in itself (so don't worry if you haven't read Small Things, you wont be lost but I do recommend you read it just for the enjoyment of reading it!) Threads not only picks up from Small Things but takes it and runs for a touch down!My only negative comment is now I have to wait for Memories of a Ghost!!

  • Zoe Saadia
    2019-05-23 15:06

    The continuation of the first book, 'Threads' offers us another glimpse into the turbulent life of Ben Spencer and the hair-raising dilemmas he must to face while trying to make sense of it all. This time a time-travel is involved and, while reading, I kept marveling at the author's ability to blend suspense and paranormal, to handle so many characters without losing one single trait, to keep my interest as a reader with such decisiveness.The story line of 'Threads' is wonderfully complex, deliciously smooth, with all ends tied together. Not to mention the twist that managed to surprise me just as I thought I was going to guess where it's all going. I recommend both novels highly!

  • Nicolas Wilson
    2019-05-16 16:55

    I have to admit- I enjoyed Small Things, but this one was a bit more of a miss for me. There were aspects of the plot and some characters, particularly the female characters, that didn't feel organic. It was a rich and complex story, but I had a hard time getting into it. I think I wanted it to be a bit closer to small things in style and scope- there were so many new characters, magic devices, and themes introduced, that it didn't feel as connected to its prequel as I would have hoped. It was well written, but just didn't hold my attention the way the first one did.(I received a copy in exchange for my honest, nonreciprocal review.)

  • Sue M. Van
    2019-05-08 18:17

    Threads is a great book for the lover of time travel. The characters are very well developed. Ups and downs throughout the story that keeps the reader turning pages consistently to get to the conclusion. Classic good against evil and the reader might try to anticipate what will happen next but there are several surprises in store. An excellent read and sequel to Small Things. Waiting for the next in this series.

  • Mandus
    2019-05-25 19:06

    I've been looking forward to getting a chance to read the second installment ever since I finished "Small Things", the first book. De Rouden has a marvelous way of pulling you into the story and the characters that move the storyline forward. I found myself flipping through the pages and it didn't take long before I was done with it. It's all in here: sacrifice, betrayal, corruption, love, murder, faith, redemption, and magic. I'm happy to hand out a 5-star to this fine piece of writing.

  • Anna Othitis
    2019-04-30 20:03

    History is changing around nineteen-year-old Ben Spencer, and he’s powerless to stop it. I was pleasantly surprised by a whole new twist in the story. Joe DeRouen is a wonderful story teller, blending suspense and supernatural in just the right balance. Joe DeRouen is a wonderful story teller, with some mystery, recommended. You’ll enjoy this novel!!!

  • Gale Stanley
    2019-05-21 14:52

    Threads is a twisty, suspenseful, supernatural ride that doesn’t let up. I enjoyed book one – Small Things, and this is another winner. With that being said, I think Threads can be read as a standalone book. There’s enough back story to fill in the blanks. I’m looking forward to the next in this series.* I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

  • C.P. Mandara
    2019-04-30 15:54

    Magic, mystery and mayhem are all interwoven for a spellbinding journey through time in Threads. Think Harry Potter and a Discovery of Witches and this promises to be somewhere in between... delightfully suspenseful and with almost 'breathable' characters who'll jump to life right out in front of you. Loved it.

  • Darrin Mason
    2019-04-29 18:53

    Another review said this book had a Harry Potter feel to it. Indeed, it does, and Ben Spencer can surely take off from where Harry landed. It is exciting, well-written, and full of twists and turns. This is volume 2 of the trilogy. Bring on volume 3.

  • Stevie Turner
    2019-05-06 16:54

    I'm loving this series. Joe DeRouen blends just the right amount of suspense and fantasy in this Sci-fi novel, which would stand alone very well even if it wasn't in a series. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Elias Zapple
    2019-05-09 14:18

    My slugs and I love a bit of sci-fi and with added demons, what could go wrong? This is the sequel to Small Things and it just gets better and better with lots of mystery and suspense. Very well-written. Looking forward to the next in the series.

  • Murielle Cyr
    2019-05-11 20:06

    THREADS, Joe DeRouen's second book, is as thrilling, if not more, than his first. The suspense is interwoven with the supernatural, making this another great page-turner. Glad to have been gifted a copy of this captivating book in exchange for an honest review. Will be looking for book three.

  • Angel Sefer
    2019-05-06 21:14

    Very interesting plot!I was intrigued by the description and had to check this book out. Well, I’m glad that I did. It was far better than I expected and kept my interest until the end.

  • Christoph Fischer
    2019-05-02 22:02

    "Threads (Small Things Book 2)" by Joe DeRouen is a worthy follow up to his excellent first book. Time travel Sci-Fi with good suspense and great characters, every bit as good as "Small Things"

  • James Ross
    2019-05-15 15:03

    Imaginative and suspenseful. Wonderful story telling.

  • Jan
    2019-05-09 21:56

    Absorbing. Grabs you by the brain and makes you keep on reading "just another couple of pages, then I'll. ...". Ya, right! Without doing the whole recap thing, the publisher's blurb is somewhat informative without screwing up and giving out spoilers. Neither will I.The best part for me was getting the audio narrated by Madeline Mrozek! Anytime she is the narrator, it's a good day.

  • Bruce Diamond
    2019-04-29 14:57

    Joe DeRouen's THREADS is a worthy follow-up to his debut novel, SMALL THINGS. It's meatier, more complex, and line-by-line better written than the first novel. Joe still has some growing to do as a writer, but he knows how to tell a suspenseful, entertaining story.THREADS picks up thirty or so years later than the first book, with the offspring of SMALL THINGS' trio of protagonists (Shawn, Jenny, and Fred Ruskin). In a relatively short time, people are being erased, timelines are in flux, and our two main characters, Ben and Katy, are traveling back to a time that's just a few months later than Shawn, Jenny, and Fred Ruskin's epic battle with Aupuch. There's a new bad guy on the horizon, playing havoc with the timelines, killing off family members right and left. It's up to Ben and Katy to team up with their parents back in the 1970s to fight not just one, not just two, but three villains amongst a host of lesser antagonists.Strengths this time around include the relationship between Ben and Katy, the deft use of plot twists (with only one or two cheats as far as I could tell), and being able to spend time with the SMALL THINGS family again. Especially vivid is a new ability exhibited by one of the new main characters, described with such visual panache that it made me wish more time had been spent explaining and demonstrating this power.By making this sequel, the second in a proposed SMALL THINGS trilogy, bigger and more complex, DeRouen may have lost a little focus. Not much, but enough that it distracts. One character could have been excised entirely, it seems, and the story would not have suffered. Additionally, a couple of detours along the way could have used a little tightening up. Discussing these detours in detail would result in spoilers, so I won't.THREADS, according to the author, was written as an independent story, not necessarily needing one to have read SMALL THINGS first. In essence, this is true, but the first couple of chapters may lose inattentive readers. The number of magical talismans and the various magical elements of the big spooky house that served as a centerpiece in SMALL THINGS may also lose inattentive readers.The best explanation of magickal rules -- controlled magic vs. wild magic -- occurs unfortunately late in the novel. The discussion comes at a time when it's needed, but I wish the time for the discussion (not necessarily the exact circumstances, mind you, because that would make for a very short novel) had occured somewhere earlier in the book.All said and done, THREADS is a good, fun read. Very recommended, and I'm looking forward to the final book in the trilogy.

  • Michael Gardner
    2019-05-14 16:09

    Murder, magic, time travel......and demons, an angel, and a haunted house. Oh, and a psychic vampire samurai sword wielding priest. And that’s just for starters. Threads has... well... a lot of plot threads. Don’t get me wrong... I’m not complaining. With so much going on, Threads could well and truly get frayed, but it’s a tight, pacey and well-conceived book.I don’t like to start a review with a disclaimer, but in this case it’s necessary. I was given a copy of Threads in return for an honest non-reciprocal review. I haven’t read Small Things, the first novel in the series, and I think that coloured my read.That said, Joe DeRouen does a pretty tidy job of writing a sequel that stands alone as a complete novel in itself. Not having read the first novel, there is a reliance on back-story to fill in the blanks, but you never feel like something has been left unexplained.In terms of style, at its best, Threads has a captivating darkness about it. There’s some strong language, violence and sexual content offset by fantasy and science fiction elements. It weaves together well. Threads is a worthy title, and you won’t find any loose ones (apart from the ending, but I’m not going to spoil that here).Personally, I found the story a bit ‘Back to the Future’ cute in places, but that’s just my taste and probably won’t bother other readers in the slightest. I also felt like I was let off the hook too soon with the unrequited love tension that existed between Ben and Katy in the early stages of the book.I really enjoyed the intensity in Shawn and Jenny’s relationship. They have some gritty scenes and there is a real sense of danger that their love is fragile and could potentially be broken. To me, they seemed to have a richer character development, but I guess that’s another symptom of starting a series in the middle.Big ticks to DeRouen for conceiving such a big plot with so many characters. I’ve read other similar books that have quickly become wayward, but DeRouen’s pacing keeps the story tight and interesting. It’s a good page-turner. No, you don’t need to read the first book to enjoy Threads, but really, why would you? You’ll enjoy this novel all the more.

  • Stephenee
    2019-05-25 21:21

    * I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. *I enjoyed this one (the second book) more than the first one for a number of reasons. The first reason is that it was more of a modern setting so when the author wrote about the things going on it all flowed. There were no things that the characters used that were not available yet to people and there was no stress in trying to remember what was happening several years ago. The characters also were more developed in this book, both the recurring characters and the new characters. You could relate to them on a personal level in this book. The reader didn't feel a lack of a connection with them in book 2, as they did in book 1. With that being said there were some things that were a bit of a problem in book 2 for me. There were too many different plots, subplots and things going on that the reader sometimes lost interest in the story line. It seems that a couple of the detours along the way could have used a little tightening up. I was pleasantly surprised by the twist in the story, I didn't see it coming, but again there needed to be more focus on just one or two parts of the plot instead of making so many at once. Joe DeRouen is a wonderful story teller, blending suspense and supernatural in just the right balance with some mystery, intrigue and wonder on the readers part. With all that in mind, Threads is a good read and a read that could be a stand-alone read if the reader wanted to start here, as the author does a good job with the back story and with filling in the parts that the reader misses from the first book (if they don't start with it). I will be looking forward to book 3, just because I have to see something that is started completed and of course because there are a few Thread's left for me to unravel. ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: ***

  • Joood Hooligan
    2019-05-07 14:05 had purchased the ebook when it was first released, but was given a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.Although I had intended on reading this a while ago, life happened and it was placed on the back burner. When I was offered the audio version in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance. I already have the book, so it just gave me an excuse to finally give it a go.This one takes place in the future, using the kids of the main characters in the first story. Except it also takes place soon after Small Things ended. Also, like the last one, there's a whole paranormal/horror thing going on. But there's also TIME TRAVEL, because why the hell not.The lead into the story was not as catchy, and it left me confused for a few chapters. That was disappointing to me. But then everything started happening, but at the same time it all came together and I found myself really getting into this story.There's a mystery going on, and both Ben and Katy are sent to the past to figure it out. And in doing so, they're trying not to screw things up with the past and also there's a whole lot of romantic tension between the two of them.It was nice to see what happened after the end of the first one, and I found the way it was done to be amusing. In many ways, I liked this one more than the first. And, although this one has a different narrator, I found myself enjoying her as well. I think she really helped the story, especially in the harder to follow bits.More drama, more mystery, about the same amount of paranormal, plus new characters. I did enjoy this story, and I am looking forward to book 3 more than I was anticipating this one... because this one ended on a gawd damn cliffhanger.

  • Cindy Smith
    2019-05-04 15:13

    I read this book right after the first one, Small Things. Ben is late picking up his sister to take her to the library. When he arrives home, he finds out he has no sister and his parents think he has mental issues. But, Ben knows that something is wrong and gets Katy, a friend he has loved forever, to help him figure out what is going on. They are directed by Michael (an Archangel that their parents helped in the past) to go back in time and fix the problem.I loved it. I was a bit confused in the beginning trying to figure out the relationships between the new characters and the ones from the first book. It made sense later. The story was well written and kept you guessing throughout the book. I liked the way he dealt with the paradox of time travel to the past. I was very surprised by the ending! Can't wait for book 3!!!

  • Janet E.
    2019-04-28 14:59

    Threads (Small Things Book 2) by Joe DeRouen, offers the reader a delightful concoction of supernatural suspense mixed with mystery. Fast-paced, well-plotted, and fun to read. Chills and thrills await you. And Small Things Book 1, of course, should be on your reading list as well. Lock the windows and doors before you start to read...

  • Scott Sammons
    2019-05-23 19:58

    Better than the first in series.There are some substantial improvements in this second novel of this series. Far from my favorite author, but , an entertaining read. I doubt that I will read more at any price.

  • Shane O'Neill
    2019-04-28 17:19

    This had a bit of a Harry Potter feel for me, which is no bad thing. I immediately fell for the protagonist, Ben Spencer, who it seems, has the entire world against him. I loved his journey back through time to try and combat a great evil and right some wrongs. An enjoyable read.

  • Jasmine Le fitz
    2019-04-30 22:22

    Awesome second installment to Small Things. Really hoping that the author is working on the next book since he left us with a cliffhanger. Already started his newest book Memories of a Ghost.

  • Hannah Roberts
    2019-05-17 17:17

    So good! I really just loved it! Can't wait until the last book comes out :) Come on with it Mr. DeRouen!