Monday, January 25, 2016

Review for Travelers


Blurb:
Sienna Crenshaw knows the rules: 1) no time traveling beyond your natural lifetime, 2) no screwing with death, and 3) no changing the past. Ever. Sienna doesn’t love being stuck in the present, but she’s not the type to to break the rules. That is, she wasn’t the type until her best friend broke every one of those rules to keep Henry, her twin brother and Sienna’s ex-boyfriend, alive.

Suddenly, Sienna is caught in an unfamiliar reality. The upside? Henry is still alive. The downside? Sienna’s old life, including the people in it, has been erased. Now, Sienna and Henry must untangle the giant knot in time, or her parents and all the rest of the Travelers, will be lost forever. One problem: the only way to be successful is for Henry to die...
 
My review:
Sienna Crenshaw isn't happy about the rules. What fun is it to be a time traveler if you can't go beyond your natural lifetime or change your own death? She especially hates the rules because she couldn't change the fact her boyfriend, Henry died. Yet Sienna's best friend, Joan who is also Henry's twin sister dares to break all the rules and creates what she believes to be a better reality with Henry still alive. And this might be good with Sienna except the fact all her family is gone. Will Sienna be able to right the timeline even if that means going against her best friend and losing the love of her life again?

What a wonderful fast-paced and action packed YA read. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was happily surprised by the twists and turns and the complexity of time traveling in this story. Every action echoes over time. It certainly did make me think what I'd do if I were in Sienna's position with my heart pulled in several directions.

Sienna transformed from a typical complaining teen into a brave heroine who must make immensely tough choices. I sympathized with her, and hurt with her when I guessed what she might have to do. I also really liked she wasn't perfect. I can see how she fell for Henry. And oh how I fretted over wondering who he was really helping!

4.5 stars for Travelers. Highly recommended YA time travel romance.
 
 
Find out more about Meradeth Houston on her site.

19 comments:

  1. Great review! Haven't heard of Travelers till now, but wow, it sounds so intense...

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  2. Wow! The stakes are intense. Glad you liked this. It sounds good.

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  3. It's coming up on my TBR list...can't wait to read it!

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  4. Time travel is cool and hard to do, so cudos to the author.

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  5. Thanks for popping by, everyone. Meradeth's book is fantastic!

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  6. Thanks so much for the awesome review, Christine! Totally started my day off with major "heart-squish*!

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  7. Cool beans! And so fun to hear the inside track on a new UR member's novel.

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  8. I love twists and turns that surprise. :) Great review for Meradeth!

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  9. Sounds great. Love stories that take you around in Time!

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  10. I''m loving this idea. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  11. What a cool idea. Love the idea of alternate timelines.

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  12. This sounds like a great take on time travel.

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  13. Great concept for a novel! Love the name Sienna too:)

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  14. Wonderful review! I've been reading time travel novels lately, so this will fit in nicely.

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  15. Sounds great. I always struggle a little with time travel, but this one sounds like it works.

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  16. Time Travel sounds cool! (There's no way I'd ever be able to stick to those rules!)

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  17. Definitely on a TBR list. Love time travel and how they bend the rules.

    Great review!

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