Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I got this book for free from Amazon First Reads, and I was super pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. It's young adult Sci-fi/Fantasy blend, so if that is not your cup of tea, you're not going to like it. That's fine. If you want to point and laugh at me for my soft spot for the genre, that's also totally understandable.
Sixteen-year-old Kate Pierce-Keller's life is turned upside down when her estranged grandmother decides to move to town to get to know her only granddaughter. There's more to Kate's grandmother tenements the eye, as Kate learns when she comes into contact with a strange blue medallion keychain.
And that's when she finds out she's a time traveller. Her grandmother was a historian in 2200 or something and did a lot of field work, often travelling with her husband Saul. But Saul had greater plans then to idly watch history unfold. He wanted to change it. To control it. And now Kate is the only one with the power to stop him.
DUN DUN DUN!! For a YA book about time travel, I thought this book was incredibly well thought out. Often things get sloppy as soon as time travel is introduced, but Rysa must have really laid out the timelines for herself because it is really well explained.
The love interest falls for Kate instantly in love with her and basically doesn't have a personality besides thinking she's the best thing ever. That's pretty normal for books trying to capitalize on the popularity of Twilight, and Kate is a much stronger character than Bella, so it's not obnoxious, just more of the same old thing.
It's the first book of a series, so jump on the bandwagon early! If you're in the market for a fun quick read, I'd totally recommend this book.