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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Review of Return Once More by Trisha Leigh

Return Once More (The Historians #1) by Trisha Leigh
Genre: Young Adult (Science Fiction/Historical/Time Travel/Romance)
Date Published: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark

If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even though you will never meet— would you?

Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually settling a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting your one true love.

If you could save your one true love from an untimely death, would you be able to resist?

Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and she can’t resist a peek at her long-dead soul mate in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could destroy more than just her new romance.

Or would you have the strength to watch him die?

But when Kaia notices a fellow classmate snooping around in a time where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers could threaten the entire universe. If her experience has taught her anything, to changing history means facing the consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it— in a race across time to save her only chance at a future.

Return Once More is the first book in the Historians series by Trisha Leigh. I'm already hooked. This story takes place in the distant future where humans are living in space and can time travel. I actually liked the idea behind the Historians. I think we can learn so much from ourselves by seeing first hand the successes and failures of our past. It would be hard not to go back and change things though, and that is a big part of the dilemmas within this story. There are many things going on within this story such as rebels, corrupt leadership, romances, friendships... and there are layers to each of these things. But, it's not an overwhelming info overload. I love, love, love the characters. They are believable. Does the plot have some holes? Sure, but I think it'd be really hard not to with so much going on when they travel back and forth in time. So, while some things made me pause, it didn't really hurt the overall story. I'm pretty excited about this series. It's well worth the read. From the beginning, I was hoping it would end the way it did. I'm anxious for more!

The ARC of Return Once More by Trisha Leigh was kindly provided to me by the Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who are numerous, loud, full of love–the kind of people that make the world a better place. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories–made up, of course, but true enough in their way.

Trisha is the author of THE LAST YEAR series and the WHITMAN UNIVERSITY books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

If you enjoy New Adult books or a good contemporary romance, please check out her pen name, Lyla Payne!

To learn more about Trisha Leigh and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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1 comment :

  1. Great review! I love it when the characters are well written and realistic! Glad you liked it! :)


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