She’s sixteen. He’s seventeen. They don’t know each other…at least not yet.
She has a secret and her whole life revolves around keeping it. Every few months and with little warning, she simply disappears, pulled into the past for hours or even days. She’s terrified it will happen in front of someone, changing her life forever. So far, the only witnesses have been her parents, and that didn’t end well. She has no control over it and no idea why it happens to her.
She wants answers.
He has answers—at least he understands what’s going on. He has a secret, too. He’s part of an organization that goes back in time to rewrite reality. But he also has a problem. He broke the organization’s number-one rule by altering his own timeline. As punishment, he’s been blocked from time travel, which is most unfortunate. Because the changes he made to his timeline, accidentally resulted in disaster for his family. A disaster he’s now prevented from repairing. No one can travel beneath the organization’s radar except a Shadow. But they’re rare, so rare he’s never even met one.
Then he moves to her town.
Grade: B+ (Four Stars)
This was an interesting look at time. Time travel has a lot of ins and outs, different rules, and agreed upon facts. It’s a tough thing to write, because one wrong move, and you’ve lost your audience. This book did a great job with the idea of time travel. I like the two different characters, dealing with similar abilities in similar ways. That was a fresh change. It’s a great YA book, and the switching between the characters really rounds out the whole story. I was caught up in this book from the beginning til the end, and I am hoping for another one! It’s quite good. The reason for four stars? The romance was too quick, it happened almost instantly so for me, that hindered things a little bit, because i like to see romance develop throughout the book, not just appear. That was really one of the only issues, in an other wise fabulous book, and it’s not even that big of an issue, just a personal preference! Great book!
*I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
J.H. grew up in Central America. She now lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her photographer husband and many, many books. In addition to her never-ending study of human behavior, she’s a political junkie and a certified tree hugger. Rewrite Redemption is her debut novel.