Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vote for Rysa Walker in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award ~ Read my 5 star review ~ Great Time Travel book

I am so excited for a favorite author of mine, Rysa Walker, I read and reviewed her awesome time-travel book, and it was called Times Twisted Travel at the time, but had a name change to Timebound. It is the winner for the Young Adult category in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It’s one of the finalists and I would love for you to go check it out, maybe cast your vote for Rysa Walker and Timebound. She is one of the 5 finalist for the grand prize. Go to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award page.
You can read my original review below, keep in mind, the only thing different is the name, and will have a new cover. (original Post here, with excerpt)

(New Name will be Timebound)
Time's Twisted Arrow (The Chronos Files #1)
Published October 1st 2012 by Gypsy Moon Books (first published September 15th 2012)
ISBN13 9780988351110

They weren't panic attacks. Of that, seventeen year old Kate is certain, no matter what the shrink told her parents. But it's even harder to accept the explanation offered by her terminally ill grandmother - that Kate has inherited designer DNA from the time-traveling historians of CHRONOS, who were stranded in the past by a saboteur. Kate knows that her grandmother's story could easily be the brain tumor talking, but that doesn't explain the odd medallion or the two young men - one of them hauntingly familiar -- who simply vanish before her eyes on the subway. It doesn't explain Trey, the handsome stranger who now occupies Kate's assigned seat in trig class. And it definitely doesn't explain why Kate is now in an alternate timeline, where leaders of a previously unknown cult hold great power and are planning a rather drastic form of environmental defense.  

In this new reality, Kate's grandmother was murdered at age twenty-two on a research trip to the past, which means that Kate's mother was never born, her father doesn't know her and, for all intents and purposes, she doesn't exist. The only thing keeping her from disappearing entirely is the strange blue medallion around her neck, and the only thing keeping her sane is her burgeoning relationship with Trey. To restore the time line, Kate must travel back to 1893 and keep herself and her grandmother clear of H.H. Holmes, the serial killer who is stalking young women at the Chicago World's Fair. But that choice comes at a price - she'll remember the past few months with Trey, but when he looks at her, he'll see a total stranger.

About this Author
RYSA WALKER grew up on a cattle ranch in the South. Her options for entertainment were talking to cows and reading books. (Occasionally, she would mix things up a bit and read books to cows.) On the rare occasion that she gained control of the television, she watched Star Trek and imagined living in the future, on distant planets, or at least in a town big enough to have a stop light.

When not writing, she teaches history and government in North Carolina, where she shares an office with her husband, who heroically pays the mortgage each month, and a golden retriever named Lucy. She still doesn't get control of the TV very often, thanks to two sports-obsessed kids.

My Review

No Spoilers

I just loved this amazing time travel book. It was so interesting, and very well written. I was able to connect right away with Kate. She may be 17, but is mature for her age, and has to mature more due to the huge changes in her life.

Kate is the main character in this imaginative time travel tale. When Kate's grandmother tells her she has inherited designer DNA from the time-traveling historians of CHRONOS (Chrono-Historical Research Organization and Natural Observation Society),) She thinks she is crazy, but the evidence of the glowing blue medallion is right there, and only people with this gene can see it. Its a different color for some.

I was completely fascinated with this story. I love movies with time travel, and books. This has to be the best time travel book I have read, it has action, romance, suspense too. Its written in such a way that I can follow it very well, unlike some time travel books and shows, it makes your head hurt to think to hard about possible changes caused and more than one of you in a specific time, all that stuff.

I do not want o give too much away, I went into it not knowing much, just the summary, and it was perfect that way.

I highly recommend this book to all ages, its great for the YA crowd as well as adults like myself. I can’t wait for the 2nd book. Wish I could get my hands on it now. Lol

5 out of 5 stars. You have to read this book!

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

If you like my review, would love some support at Amazon, and mark as helpful. thanks. Link is here.
If you want, you can like it at Goodreads too, thanks so much, link here


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