Jul 142014

Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)Timebound by Rysa Walker

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This was a really fun book to read. I know whenever you read a book that deals with time travel you always have to wonder whether the author considered the downstream affect of altering the past. I think the author did a pretty good job of taking that into consideration. In fact it a small theme in the plot of the story. I often try not to get too hung up on the quantum details of time travel unless the author blatantly disregards all science and logic, and this author does not do that.

Basically the book is about this girl (another female hero – I guess that’s been a theme with me lately) who realizes she has a genetic ability to time travel using a special medallion. She is among an elite group of people that have this ability and all time travel is regulated by an organization called CHRONOS. When her estranged grandmother suddenly reappears in her life, she learns that someone is trying to alter the past for, none other than, power and glory. Her very existence depends on her ability to stop them.

A few years ago I read a book called Devil in the White City, which uses actual historical events to tell the story of the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, and the world’s first serial killer. It’s a fascinating book about a fascinating time in Chicago’s history and one of the climatic moments of Timebound will take you back to the 1893 World’s Fair, which involves said serial killer, and that was one of my favorite parts of this book.

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