Monday, October 26, 2015

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If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even though you will never meet— would you?

Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually settling a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting your one true love.

If you could save your one true love from an untimely death, would you be able to resist?

Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and she can’t resist a peek at her long-dead soul mate in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could destroy more than just her new romance.

Or would you have the strength to watch him die?

But when Kaia notices a fellow classmate snooping around in a time where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers could threaten the entire universe. If her experience has taught her anything, to changing history means facing the consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it— in a race across time to save her only chance at a future.

From the moment that I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to read this book. Thanks to Doctor Who, I have a strong fascination with the idea of time travel, and the consequences that could arise when making changes to the past, no matter how insignificant they may initially seem. In this novel, Kaia Vespasian is on her way to becoming one of the Historians, a group of time travelers in charge of observing and recording historical events in an effort to reflect on mankind's actions and determine what lead to its downfall, so as to prevent history from repeating itself. Of course, along the way Kaia falls in love, encounters her brother's band of renegade space pirates, catches someone tampering with time, and discovers a terrible conspiracy. Definitely non-stop excitement!

Aside from the plot, however, what I loved best was the author's writing. Trisha Leigh is an intelligent writer, and really did a fantastic job at leaving no stone unturned. Just when I feared that there was contradictory information, or plot points that didn't quite make sense, my questions would all be addressed, and the writing would smooth it all out - like when I wondered how on earth so many historians could witness the same events in time without running each other (a question that was of course answered later on in the story). Ms. Leigh seemed to have a reason behind every word she wrote, and took great care to ensure that it all wove together seamlessly for her readers. 

I don't want to give anything away, which is why I am shying from speaking much about the plot in this review, but I feel I must add that a lot of what made this story so enjoyable was the fact that there were so many unexpected twists and turns throughout the novel. By the end of the story, I was so engrossed that I did not want to put it down! It ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I am very much looking forward to reading part two, but in the meantime I will most certainly be checking out Ms. Leigh's other series, The Last Year, to tide me over until its release. This one gets 5 out of 5 stars!

My reaction upon reading the final cliffhanger.

Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way.
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  1. I wasn't sure about the meeting your one true love but not being able to stay with him. But your review has really drawn me in and kind of makes me want this book right now.

  2. What originally brought to this site was an accident. What a wonderful accident. I love your blog. And no, I couldn't watch him die. No way.


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