Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Passenger
Also by this author: In the Afterlight, Passenger
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.
Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.
As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.
This story came to an end in some pretty way and the writing is still so well crafted and that has largely thanks to how Alex crafts the story. I really loved the new characters that we met in the story and also the impact that they had on the main leads. The story had a super complicated plot and that is why I will be re-reading this book in the future. The book being so long did drag at points but the mostly due to the complicated plot. I think re-reads will help with this issue. I loved the impact of the unexpected groupings had on the story growth and the focus on friendship and less on romance. I also loved all the time periods we visited and the insight we got on the character of rose. It was a very nice conclusion for this series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Laura 2017 New Release Challenge