Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Time's Twisted Arrow by Rysa Walker

Participated in the tour, which is run by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours

Title: Time's Twisted Arrow
Author: Rysa Walker
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Release Date: October 1st, 2012
Publisher: Gypsy Moon Books
Pages: 351
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: From Author
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

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.

I was really glad I was able to take part in this tour. I didn't even think I would like this book as much as I did.

The story begins with Kate who meets her grandmother that tells her something that rocks Kate's world. Panic attacks that she has been suffering from turn out to be something more than what they claim to be. And when Kate realizes the truth, a wave of events occur that change the course of Kate's life forever.

From the beginning the story sucked me in. Kate was a character that I instantly liked. There were moments that I was a little hesitant about what was going on, because from the outside it felt like there was so much going on and I wasn't sure how walker would be able to condense everything down to where it needs to be, but I was really glad by the way things were taken.

Now Kate is off to another time period where a set of different rules exist in order to keep her grandmother and herself safe from harm, but at a heavy cost.

Kate was someone I liked. She was very likeable and a lot of the characters came to life. Walker did an excellent job in her writing, and while I felt really confused at times, things started to click easier as the story progressed.

This is a story worth the read!

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