Invictus By Ryan Graudin [Review]

Invictus RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017
AUTHOR:
Ryan Graudin
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Time-Travel, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:


Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in ancient Rome, Far’s very existence defies the laws of nature. All he’s ever wanted was to explore history for himself, but after failing his entrance exam into the government program, Far will have to settle for a position on the black market-captaining a time-traveling crew to steal valuables from the past.

During a routine heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl named Eliot who always seems to be one step ahead of him.

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The Last Magician By Lisa Maxwell [Review]

The Last Magician RELEASE DATE: July 18th 2017
AUTHOR:
Lisa Maxwell 
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Time-Travel, Magic, Adventure.  
PUBLISHER:
Simon Pulse
SUMMARY: 

Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink.

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Three Wishes (River of Time: California #1) By Lisa Tawn Bergren [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  April 08, 2016
AUTHOR: Lisa Tawn Bergren
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Historical,  Time-Travel, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Bergren Creative Group, Inc

SUMMARY: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT.

Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss—and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool—she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura—who has big dreams and bigger secrets—along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at once familiar, and yet utterly foreign.

Between cattle rustlers, pirates and a growing call for statehood, it is not a peaceful time to be a Mexican settler in young Alta California. But it is in that time and place that Zara must decide if she can find what she longs for most in the past, or if her heart’s THREE WISHES can only be resolved in the present. Continue reading

Passenger (Passenger #1) By Alexandra Bracken [Review]

 RELEASE DATE: January 05, 2016 
AUTHOR: Alexandra Bracken
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Time-Travel, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion

SUMMARY: passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. Continue reading