Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

Erasing Time (Erasing Time, #1)When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that's so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can't go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, Erasing Time explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

Erasing Time was the first book I read after being in a long reading rut. It’s new, different, and really original. I was given this at summer ALA, and at the time I didn’t know much about it (besides the fact that I really liked the cover and it had to do with time travel). That being said, I think going into Erasing Time that way added to my reading experience. Getting to know the story as it unfolds was a bit confusing in the beginning, but ended up adding a whole new dimension to the way I perceived the characters.

C.J. Hill has a lot of characters in Erasing Time. She did a great job writing each storyline and developing each character so they each have their own distinct personality. I didn’t completely believe the romance in the story, but there were other parts of the novel that made up for the lack of believable romance.

I really liked Erasing Time. My biggest complaint about it is the romance, but there are so many other great aspects of the book that I still enjoyed reading it. I recommend this to people who like sci-fi novels and time travel. Erasing Time is a quick and addicting read, and I can’t wait until the next book in the series.

FTC- Received from publisher at ALA.

1 comment:

Stephanie Ingrid Sarah Kristan said...

Sounds like a pretty cool concept, and since romance isn't our top priority, we can live with some weakness in that area. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!