Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blog Tour - Review: Return Once More (The Historians #1) by Trisha Leigh @trishaleighkc @yaboundtourspr

Return Once More (The Historians #1)
Release Date: 09/29/15
Bloomsbury Spark

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

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My Review:

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Kaia, a seventeen year old girl is studying to be a historian. Historians get to travel back in time to see and record history as it is happening so they can take it back with them to the future where they live. They get an accurate account of what actually happened so that they will always know the truth. Kaia doesn’t live on Earth she lives on another planet. Earth was destroyed years ago so all the people had to find somewhere else to live. They found a group of planets for all the ones who survived.

In this New Era when a person has their seventeenth birthday they are then able to find out who their true is. A true is the same thing as a soulmate. How they determine someone’s soulmate is sort of over my head. Well take Kaia for instance her soulmate or true is not from her time period he is from another time period and has been dead for years and years. Some people do manage to get lucky and find that their lives in their time but most do not. Even though they may not ever get to be with their soulmate does not mean that they can’t find someone to love and marry and have a life together and have a family too.

As a historian Kaia is taught that when you time travel you cannot interfere with the past. You can’t change anything or there could be very server consequences to pay. But when Kaia finds out who her true is she just has to see him to know what he looks like and find out what kind of person he is. She figures if she just goes back and observers as she has been taught and doesn’t speak to him or let anyone see her everything should be ok. So she decides that seeing her true is worth breaking all the rule she has been taught to travel back in time so she can see him. But when she gets there and sees him the electricity and sparks start to fly. Kaia can’t stop herself from talking to him. She knows she can cause some major damage to the future but she can’t stay away from him. She is drawn to him like a moth to a flame.

Is Kaia going to cause major damage for the future by being in the past? And if so can she fix it before it is too late? If she changes the future will it be for the better or for the worst? Will all the risk she is taking be worth whatever the damage may be? Can she have her cake and eat it too? To find out what kind of trouble Kaia may have gotten herself into grab your copy of Return Once More to find out.

I don’t usually read books about time travel but have always wished that I could go back in time to visit a lot of different events in history. I would love to have Kaia’s job as a historian. I am so very glad that I decided to take that leap and give Return Once More a try. I really enjoyed following Kaia along on her journeys. They were awesome. I can’t wait for the next book to come out so I can read it as well.    

About the Author

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 numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. 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.

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