Tag: time travel

Aug 15
{Trivia Guest Post+Giveaway} Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair

{Trivia Guest Post+Giveaway} Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair

  Fun Trivia – Einstein’s Compass a YA Time Traveler Adventure Grace Blair, Author To see the answers, click on the spoiler links 😉 What quirky habit did Albert Einstein have? What instrument did Einstein play? How many brothers and sisters did EC have? What kind of business were the Einstein’s in when Albert was a boy? What is Albert Einstein best known for? What did Einstein say about time? Why was Albert Einstein significant? Who thought first of time travel? Where did Albert Einstein live when he was growing up? Where did Albert Einstein go to college? Which famous person was the father of physics? Which famous person invented classical mechanics and calculus? How did Atlantis get its name? Where was Atlantis located; how big was it? Who were the people of Atlantis?   To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Archivist by Christy Sloat

{Review+Giveaway} The Archivist by Christy Sloat

The Archivist is an upper YA time traveling romance by Christy Sloat. It is the second book in the librarian chronicles, but you do not have to read the books in order. They are companion novels. I have recently read the first book, The Librarian and I really enjoyed it. Christy Sloat has a very flow-y romantic vibe to her writing and it works well in this series. In the Archivist, our main character Savannah has the ability to time travel through books. How freakin’ cool would that be? I know, right? I really enjoyed the medieval Scottish setting in this novel, and Christy’s romantic writing lent itself well to a Scotland backdrop. It was very Outlander-esque. I really loved the journey that Christy took me, Savannah and Eoin on. Their story is really beautiful and was heartwarming to read about. You can’t help but be swept up in the magic of the story, which is always lovely. Savannah is a great bookish character that I think a lot of… Read more »

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Mar 16
{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

Traveler is the first book in the young adult science fiction/time travel series by the same name from author L. E. Delano. This is L. E. Delano’s first book. I really loved this story. I found it to be a really cool concept that I think will be even more fleshed out in the upcoming books. So you can imagine my surprise when I head over to goodreads and I start seeing some two star reviews. I was shocked in fact. But that just goes to show that different books will work out differently for different people. Traveler is the story of Jessa and Finn. And bear with me, because while this review is not necessarily spoilery, it does explain the concept of the book because I think the concept is so freakin’ cool!  Jessa is just this normal girl until the guy that she has been seeing in all of her dreams shows up in real life and tells her that she is in danger. And things are just… Read more »

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Feb 10
{Review+Giveaway} Dancing in the Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead

{Review+Giveaway} Dancing in the Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead

Dancing in the Athenian Rain is a new adult time travel romance by Katie Hamstead. Even though the book is marked as new adult, I feel like it read more like a young adult novel. The main character is 18 years old, so she is borderline between the two genres but the maturity level of the characters pushed it, in my opinion anyway, towards the younger young adult side of the spectrum. Speaking of immature characters, I almost put this book down (DNF) three times within the first 30%. One time at only 6%, which would make it the quickest I had ever put a book down and didn’t pick it up again. But I decided to give it another chance, and then I decided to give it another chance. And the third time I stuck with it. And while Dancing in the Athenian Rain was no where close to my favorite book ever, it did make an impressive recovery in my opinion. Dancing in the Athenian Rain is a… Read more »

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Jul 10
{Review} Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael @bkmcmichael

{Review} Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael @bkmcmichael

Carnelian is a solid start to what seems like is going to be a really interesting series. It has romance, magic and time travel, which I Thought was an interesting combination. I was easily drawn into the world that B. Kristin McMichael created. It was an interesting read and has me hooked enough that I want to continue on. There were some crazy twists and turns at the end of the story that I didn’t see coming. They seemed a bit unbelievable, but they were a cool twist to the story. I liked how self assured Mari was. She is not one to let someone push her around, but when she makes up her mind about someone, she is loyal and determined to stick by them. I liked that about her. She was skeptical about Seth, and rightly so. But eventually he wore her down, and from that point on she was committed. She didn’t waver anymore. The romance was cute. There was a bit of insta-pull but it was… Read more »

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Apr 13
{Excerpt+G!veaway} Portal by Imogen Rose

{Excerpt+G!veaway} Portal by Imogen Rose

Portal by Imogen Rose Come Find Me Two Years Ago… Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently it’s a life she’s always lived in. Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn’t. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible… PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley’s attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children. Arizona’s quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed. PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance, and the supernatural will enjoy Arizona’s… Read more »

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Mar 30
{Review+G!veaway} Clockwise by Elle Strauss

{Review+G!veaway} Clockwise by Elle Strauss

Clockwise by Elle Stauss Pages: 290 Publication Date: November 21st 2011 by ESB Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Clockwise #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward. Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness? When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and… Read more »

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Mar 27
{Review+G!veaway} Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

{Review+G!veaway} Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl Paperback, 248 pages Published February 27th 2012 by Melissa Pearl Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Time Spirit Trilogy #1 Challenges: ebook, 150+, YA, YA/MG fantasy, ABC Summary:  Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected. Gemma’s parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be “used and abused”, as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew… Harrison Granger. Harrison never expected to… Read more »

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Feb 06
{Book Review} The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman

{Book Review} The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman

The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory Kaufman Paperback, 1st Edition, 336 pages Published June 7th 2011 by The Fiction Studio Age Group: MG/YA Source: Publisher Series: The Verona Trilogy #2 Summary (from goodreads):  What could go wrong in the 14th-century for three time-traveling teens? How about – EVERYTHING! Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention to the rich and powerful. But standing out can get you into unexpected and dangerous situations. The nobles of Verona now believe Hansum is a savant, a genius inventor, especially after he brings them plans for advanced cannons and black powder. Being the center of attention is great, but the potential for trouble is now exponentially greater because people are watching Hansum’s every move. Meanwhile, artistic genius Shamira has fallen for a Florentine artist with bloody and disasterous consequences. Lincoln, considered an… Read more »

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Jan 16
{Book Review} The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman

{Book Review} The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman

The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. KaufmanPages: 336 pagesPublication Date:  March 16th 2011 by The Fiction StudioAge Group: MGSource: PublisherSeries: The Verona Trilogy #1Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): There’s hope for the future, but what about the past?It’s the 24th century and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s) have finally created the perfect post-dystopian society. To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps, full sized recreations of cities from Earth’s distant pasts. Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations. History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die. But not everything goes to plan.In this first of a trilogy, we meet three spoiled teens in the year 2347. Hansum almost 17, is good looking and athletic. Shamira, 15, is sassy, independent and an artistic genius. Lincoln, 14, is the smart-aleck. But you don’t have to… Read more »

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