Timebound by Rysa Walker
Genre: science fiction, history,
Date: January 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Lori Twichell
Fiction Addict Scorecard: A
I love time travel. If you have read any of my reviews in the past, you probably have a pretty good idea of how much I love Time Travel. I’ve got almost an entire category of time bending adventures both here and at our sister site, Radiant Lit. So when I came across a book with a gorgeous cover that showed a prominently twisty time-esque theme, I was definitely interested in giving it a try. I am so glad I did.
Timebound shares the story of Kate Pierce-Keller, a pretty average sixteen-year old girl. She’s worried about all of the typical things that a teenage girl spends her time on; boys, clothes, school. There’s really nothing extraordinary about her. Well, until the day she realizes that her grandmother isn’t as off her rocker as Kate had imagined. It seems that a strange little piece of jewelry her grandmother always cherished is far more than just random bling. In fact, at one point that little medallion is the only thing that stops Kate from winking completely out of existence.
And thus begins the wibbliest wobbliest time travel journey and adventure since Doctor Who crossed time lines back and forth in his epic battle against Daleks and Cybermen.
Kate soon discovers that a killing that happened in 1893 is a lot more important to her life than just a mention in a dusty old history book. Suddenly she’s on a rollercoaster adventure to prevent the murder and fix the timeline of events that could make or break her family’s very existence.
I stumbled across Rysa Walker’s time bending tale while perusing the virtual shelves at Amazon.com and I’m going to warn you now, I lost time when I started reading this book. Not wibbly wobbly timey wimey sort of time. I mean I got lost in this world and I did not want to come back out. First in the Chronos Files series, Walker’s adventures span several books including Time’s Edge and Time’s Divide, but also several short stories that fill in the gaps about some beloved characters from this series. If you start reading these books, I would caution you to have the next books lined up and ready. You might be surprised at how quickly you plow through them and are ready for the next one. Forget binge watching. There’s nothing like an exceptional binge read and these stories are so good they set the bar for bingeworthy books. Pulse pounding, exhilarating and thrilling, they will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you love time travel but haven’t read these ones, go DIRECTLY to Amazon.com today to get your copy. You do not want to miss these. Trust me!