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Summary from Goodreads:
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.
What a blast of a book! I can’t even begin to describe how much I enjoyed reading this!
I’ve never been a history buff but I would have loved to be a historian in this world. How much more interesting would history lessons have been if you’re able to travel back in time and experiences events as they take place confident in the knowledge you can get our of there in the blink of an eye when necessary! Being able to even add your own take on what you observed in an attempt to prevent history from repeating itself.
How awesome and cool are those bio-tats! Where can I get one? With these you can fit in practically anywhere in time, being fed information about etiquette and customs and even ‘learning’ a language on the spot! Hello!! Sign me up!
The world building is awesome and although the plot is complex and has depth , it does not go over your head. The time travel is explained in layman’s terms. It is not bogged down with overwhelming mathematical equations and theories but is told in such a way as to be both believable and comprehensible. It was well thought out and brought to fruition with focus on the ramifications of altering history in any way. After all the historians’ creed was “Observe. Record. Reflect.”
I found the characters to be well formed and multi-dimensional and I loved the interaction between Kaia and her circle of fellow historians in training. I found myself able to identify most with Kaia. She is curious by nature, to the point where she is constantly breaking the rules and getting into trouble. As much as she loves being a historian she is far from content to just observe which I can understand. I found Oz to be an enigma and I still haven’t figured out what he is really up to.
The story is paced smoothly and steadily with angsty and emotional moments with the odd danger -filled scenario.The various complots threaded throughout served for a suspenseful and fascinating read. Trying, in tandem with Kaia, to unearth these had me totally enthralled. The ending sort of threw me though. I didn’t realise I had come to the end! I must have looked like this when I realised it.
I think just about anyone would love this but especially lovers of historical fantasy and sci-fi/fantasy.
About the Author
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.