Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Review: Timebound by Rysa Walker

Title: Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)

18108877Author: Rysa Walker
Kindle edition: 366 pages
Published: January 1, 2014 by Skyscape
 (originally published Sept. 15, 2012)
Original Title: Time's Twisted Arrow
Setting: Chicago, IL, USA
Literary Awards: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adult Fiction & Grand Prize Overall Winner 2013

from Goodreads: 

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.

Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and Kate’s genetic ability to time-travel makes her the only one who can stop him. Risking everything, she travels to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the killing and the chain of events that follows.

Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost, however—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does she have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?

Alleluialu's Review:

I read this book as our book club's October selection. I had never heard of Rysa Walker or the Timebound series. I really enjoyed this book. It may be hard for some people to keep things straight with the different time lines, but then it was difficult for the characters at times, too. I like Ms. Walker's style. I didn't feel as though I was reading a book for teenagers which I sometimes feel when reading young adult books. The characters were very believable and it felt as though I were there with Kate on her adventures. I liked the fact that I could sense the feelings the characters had for each other, but sexual interactions were not required. The novel moved along well and definitely held my interest. In fact, on the next page, I believe I can purchase the next book in the series, and I am going to do that! If you enjoy time travel, I am sure you are going to like this book.

I rated this book 5 Notes - A Symphony - This book is excellent! I didn't want it to end! That is absolutely how I felt. I wanted to get the next book right away. Luckily it is available! If you want to read Timebound, you can get a copy at your local library, or a Kindle copy from Happy Reading!

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