Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Book Review - Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker + Giveaway

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Two time-traveling historians cross paths with each other during a key point of time in the twentieth-century causing them to alter the timeline.

In the year 2136, Madison Grace discovers a key and the origins of Chronos. Chronos is a time travel group that has a link to her family's secretive past. When she makes a jump through history, she returns to her timeline to discover millions of lives have been erased. However, only she and the people on her team notice the change.

In the year 2304, Tyson Reyes is a Chronos historian who travels back in time to view the crucial events during America's civil rights movements. However, a time shift occurs while he is in 1965. He notices events that differ from the history that he is familiar with.

As the pair's path collide, they must work together to prevent the past from being erased. Will they be able to succeed or are they pawns in someone else's game?

I must preface this review by saying, I am not a big fan of time travel and science fiction novels. Mostly because it confuses the hell out of me. I can say that while this novel had a strong time travel theme, it was easy to understand in the beginning. There were some things that were confusing though.  I think they were plot twists that would be revealed later in the story. However, I wasn't a fan of how slow this novel was. I was more than halfway through the book before the time-lapse occurred. I feel like the author is trying to stretch the novel out for another part of the series. I feel that many series are starting to do this and it's a huge turnoff. Each novel should have its own story even if there is a broader story linking the novels. I had a hard time liking any of the characters or even being interested in them to continue reading. I liked that the author included articles but, sometimes, I found them irrelevant to the story (at least that point of time). I stopped reading the novel around a 75% mark because there wasn't enough to keep me interested in learning more.

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Print Length: 503 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612189199
Publisher: 47North (April 1, 2020)
Publication Date: April 1, 2020
Sold by: Services LLC
Language: English


“Walker (the CHRONOS Files series) opens the CHRONOS Origins series with this ambitious time-travel adventure…a twisty narrative that expertly blends the past and the future. Fans of intelligent time-travel stories will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Walker’s (Courier to the Stars, 2019, etc.) CHRONOS Files series will enjoy seeing the pieces of that mythology falling into place here, but new readers can easily jump in to this origin story with no prior knowledge. An enjoyable, mind-bending time-travel adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews

From the bestselling author of the Chronos series comes a page-turning novel of time travel, fast-paced action, and history-changing events.

When two time-traveling historians cross paths during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century, history goes helter-skelter. But which one broke the timeline?

In 2136 Madison Grace uncovers a key to the origins of CHRONOS, a time-travel agency with ties to her family’s mysterious past. Just as she is starting to jump through history, she returns to her timeline to find millions of lives erased—and only the people inside her house realize anything has changed.

In 2304 CHRONOS historian Tyson Reyes is assigned to observe the crucial events that played out in America’s civil rights movement. But a massive time shift occurs while he’s in 1965, and suddenly the history he sees isn’t the history he knows.

As Madi’s and Tyson’s journeys collide, they must prevent the past from being erased forever. But strange forces are at work. Are Madi and Tyson in control or merely pawns in someone else’s game?

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RYSA WALKER is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The CHRONOS Files has sold nearly half a million copies since 2013 and has been translated into fourteen languages.

In addition to speculative fiction, she occasionally writes mysteries as C. Rysa Walker.

Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the next installment in her CHRONOS Files universe, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the time nor the patience for reality TV.

If you see her on social media, please tell her to get back into the writing cave.

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