Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ARC Review: "Return Once More" (The Historians, #1) by Trisha Leigh

Return Once More by Trisha Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads


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.



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REVIEW
 
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


I seriously stumbled upon this book by chance! Bless GoodReads for noticing it! What should I say first? That the girl on the cover is stunning with the glasses and the egyptian/arabic background? Or about the fact that Kaia is a Historian from the future and she travels back in time? This last part id what I WANT TO DO!
Plus, the future home of humanity is away from our solar system and many sci-fi goodies like terraforming, light speed and brain info tattoos have already been invented!



But Kaia, the heroine, she cares not only about the major historic events which ld to humanity's escape to the stars but also getting to know the people of the past. She is social and has friends like Sarah, Analeigh and Oz.

So in her 17th birthday, a day in which you can aslo learn about your True, Kaia finds out that her True is Cesarion, Cleopatra's son! (major mind breaking). The term of "True" goes for your soulmaye across time and space, which has also been solved in genetic terms.



There were lots of tears, happy moments and quite a lot History which also added to my knowledge. Add in the mystery of Elders and the jaw-dropping ending and you have me rolling in the floor begging for the second book! This ne is the perfect blend of historical fiction and sci-fi!





About the author:


Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way.

Trisha is the author of THE LAST YEAR series and the WHITMAN UNIVERSITY books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.