Return Once More (The Historians #1)

Return Once More

Summary:

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. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of YA Bound Blog Tours.

Review:

This book was FANTASTIC!  I am not always a huge time travel fan because I often get caught up with the “why are you going back and forth part”, but this was executed in a wonderful way.  I love the different kinds of tech that are in this one.  Leigh creates a fascinating conundrum of how humanity should responsibly act if they were given the power to go back in time.  I struggled with the world building initially, but after a few chapters of rolling with it, I was won over. 

Kaia is an intriguing character.  Initially I thought she was rash, but she has more depth than I thought originally, and Leigh slowly reveals more about her.  In the epilogue you are definitely left with a cliffhanger, but it’s such a good one I think I’ll forgive it.  When is the next coming out??

Warning: contains some violence

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? History and fantasy fans!  This is a fantastic weaving of historical events on a deeper level without being a historical genre.

Want to read the whole series?  To be determined!

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