Mesmerising from the start, the memories of the past haunts the reader just as it haunts the characters. What I enjoyed most about this book is the memories that haunts the characters. With each new memory that has surfaced, Cole faces a dark past that keeps me entertained. I loved the feel of the blinding emotions that hits the reader when the memories keep coming and get stronger. As the picture begins to get clearer and more information comes up, I am able to thoroughly enjoy the book till the end.The love interest definitely plays well. With years of life hidden from her, Cole faces some hard choices as to who Griffon really is to her. Is he her one true love? Or the one that got away? I had a feeling that as this series progressing, the reader will be swept away as to the knowledge of what part Griffon really plays in her life. That aspect alone makes me want to second book ASAP.My only gripe of the book is I couldn't quite grasp the bigger picture of it. While the author provides much information there is still some lacking to help the reader see where exactly the book is going. Since the book is a series, I am assuming the author will give more information as the story progresses. I guess that is why I need the second book already, so I can understand where the story line is headed.Transcendence is full of dark past that come back to haunt. With little memory, the reader is engaged to keep reading till the reader. Wonderfully engaging, Transcendence is great!