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Blurb (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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Maybe rebellion ran in my blood.”
This was a really good YA sci-fi story, and there were so many twists I didn’t see coming!
I loved Kaia in a ‘OMG what are you doing girl?’ sort of way! She had some crazy ideas, and took some really risky chances, but her heart was usually in the right place, even if her motivation was maybe a little misplaced.
“What was Oz doing observing the Mongol invasions instead of watching the Japanese drop bombs on Pearl Harbor?”
The storyline in this was really good, and I loved the twists that we got thrown! The world building was good, and I liked the rules that the historian’s lived by, and the dangers of breaking those rules.
“You’re only in trouble if you get caught.”
There was some romance in this story, and boy did it get complicated as the story went along! I don’t want to say too much because of spoilers though.
“I never should have met him, because now, nothing in my life could ever live up to the sense of balance and completion offered by his presence.”
The ending to this left us with an absolute bombshell of a revelation! I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book in the series! Highly recommended!
9 out of 10
“Return once more, Kaia.”