Saturday, July 9, 2011

Trying new flavors.

I love to read unique books, but generally stick to the same broad genre, Romance. Historical, Paranormal, and a few contemporaries here and there. Observing around a few of the blogs I follow, lately I've noticed there's a big convoy of  YA readers out amongst the blogosphere. I read a lot of those when I was younger (we're talking 13-19) but hadn't picked one up in years with the exception of the Twilight series. Which it happens, I read two summers ago AFTER the first movie came out. I actually enjoyed the books much more than I thought I would.

So with those two things in mind I started paying attention to some of the YA books and reading their synopsis' to see if it was something I'd be interested in reading. I've found a handful of them, mostly mermaid themed ones, but there was one whose cover caught my eye right away. Here's the cover:

Gorgeous isn't it?

It's a book about a 16 year old girl, Gwyneth, who discovers she's inherited a gene to time travel. All of this comes as a surprise to everyone, as it's always been assumed Gwyneth's cousin Charlotte was the genetic lottery winner, thus she was the one groomed for time travel. What follows is mystery after mystery with many questions and no answers in sight. Gwyeth gains a time travel companion with the also genetically enhanced and handsome Gideon. Together they set out to try to  figure out their roles in the mysteries at hand.

I won this book in a contest held over at Tynga's Reviews ( and received it Thursday in the mail. As soon as my little ones were tucked into bed I cracked the book open and was amazed at how easily the book read and how well it kept my attention. I found myself wanting to rush the book along in a few spots, but only because I wanted to hear more of the story and was totally enraptured in the plot. There's not a strong romance plot in the book, but there is some. The driving point is all the mystery that surrounds the time traveling secret society and the chronograph. I wasn't sure at first how well this book would be but I was highly delighted at the results. I didn't know it at the time but this is the first book in a trilogy. The originals were written in German and now I'm anxiously awaiting the second and third books to finish being translated. 

I seriously hope that you guys will check this book out at some point and just to entice you some more I found another blog doing a giveaway for a copy of Ruby Red that ends Monday the 13th. Here's the link : . She also has the book trailer up on her blog if you'd like to check that out too!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this review!

    I have another giveaway at the moment, it's Amy Andrews with a signed copy of 2 in 1 Just One Last Night!