Genre: Time Travel

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

First off, I’m really glad I didn’t go into this expecting Artemis Fowl, because if I had, I would have been disappointed.  I’ve actually read a decent amount of Colfer’s work, so I’m familiar with the different types of stories he has but out.  Artemis is the best, but he is always entertaining.  And that’s still true here:  The Reluctant Assassin is entertaining. The story follows unlikely pair Riley and Chevie, one a waif from Victorian England, the other an American teen who is the product of a decommissioned FBI taskforce.  When Riley falls through a time tunnel, the pair […]

Posted April 18, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

The first time I read this, I gave it three stars.  Since I didn’t leave a proper review, I have NO IDEA what my thoughts were at the time.  Clearly, I was foolish.  This book is magnificent. The Time Paradox takes us to Fowl Manor, where Angeline Fowl is dreadfully ill, and getting worse all the time.  The Fowl men call in all their favors, touch on all their resources, but nobody knows what’s wrong with Arty’s mother.  Nobody, that is, except the faeries.  As it turns out, it’s an illness known to the folk and believed to be eradicated, […]

Posted December 30, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

The Phantom Tree is a story of two girls separated by time, their relationships, and the search that holds them together across centuries.  It’s a romance, it’s a time travel story, and it’s historical fiction.  I was not quite what I expected. I went into The Phantom Tree expecting something more akin to Philippa Gregory’s writing – a court of Tudor intrigue, incredible characters and a respectable amount of villainy.  While there is nothing particularly wrong with The Phantom Tree, it is first and foremost a romance. As far as romances go, it was interesting enough.  Predictable, of course.  We have Alison’s love […]

Posted August 15, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

When I was in college, people constantly asked: “What are you going to do with a history degree?” Right now, I’m using it for absolutely nothing, although I have no regrets. Learning more about the Crusades and Atlantic history and Ancient Rome was incredible. If I could have stayed in school forever, learning more about the cultural evolution of humanity, I would, have. Unfortunately, life is not perfect, and I work in finance. If the world was perfect, I would be using my degree as a historian for St. Mary’s. I had zero expectations for this book. It wasn’t on […]

Posted May 4, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead

Thanks to Mina, Kip and Giles narrowly escape death. They leave their benefactors behind and race against time (or towards it?) to outwit the Burleymen chasing them.  Mina, fortunately, has a plan.  Actually, Mina seems to really have it all together when it comes to this ley travel business, something Kip himself cannot claim.  Down to three, they continue their search for the pieces of the skin map, hoping to find them all before the nefarious Burley. Meanwhile, in other timelines, we learn a bit more about Burley’s unfortunate past and about Arthur Flinders Petrie, the man who wear the […]

Posted December 6, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Tempest by Julie Cross

Tempest by Julie Cross

Tempest is what I wanted Jumper to be. Jackson Meyer is a likable protagonist with extraordinary abilities. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, he learned he could time travel. At first, it was a couple hours, and he only submitted a projection of himself. Then, suddenly, it is two years and Jackson is living in the past. The problem is, his abilities have taught him some strange things about his family, and he isn’t sure who he can trust. And for good reason – someone just shot his girlfriend. Trusting a friend from the future and trying to thwart the CIA […]

Posted September 20, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //