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Blurb (from Goodreads):
"The concept is very imaginative and well-defined....In spite of the sci-fi fantasy theme, the notion of love and trust in Travel Glasses made quite an impression on me." -- Readers' Favorite , Lit Amri
Calla Winston’s mobile devices sit in a corner of her room, covered in dust. Weeks ago, she shared photos and laughs with her best online friend. Now, after having felt the sting of betrayal, she prefers being hidden and friendless. She equates privacy with security and technology with pain.
Then she meets Valcas, an otherworldly time traveler who traverses time and space with a pair of altered sunglasses. When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas uses the Travel Glasses to help her escape. He offers his further protection in exchange for a promise. Intrigued by Valcas and the possibility of time travel, Calla accepts. That is until she learns that his search for her was no mere coincidence.
Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. The Travel Glasses take Calla’s mistrust of technology to all new levels. But without them, she’ll never make it back home. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.
The Call to Search Everywhen is a serial series of novel-length installments. Travel Glasses is YA fantasy filled with metafiction and other literary twistiness. It's a thought-provoking narrative about trust, relationships, reality and illusion.
Many thanks to the cover design team at www.damonza.com for the beautiful new cover art.
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
This wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t for me.
Calla was an okay character, although she maybe shouldn’t have trusted Valcas quite as much as she did having only just met him. You’d also think that she’d maybe learn from that mistake also, but she really didn’t!
The storyline in this just lost me. We hoped around all over the place, once minute Calla was mad at Valcas and the next she was lusting after him, and I just got really lost and bored unfortunately.
5 out of 10