30 November, 2012

book review

Erasing Time (Erasing Time #1) by C.J. Hill

Pub Date: Aug. 28, 2012
My Copy: eBook, approximately 295 Kobo pages

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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 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 mob-like 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.

 
My Review
I really enjoyed this novel.  Erasing Time is filled with so many wonderful elements all creatively put together, making a very interesting and enjoyable book.  The story is set four hundred years in the future.  Twins Sheridan and Taylor are from our current time, but are stolen by scientists of the future.  This shoves them into a time where everything is different than what they are used to.  I loved how the twins were put in this dystopian society, but came from our current time period.  I thought it made for a very interesting read, because they act how any one of us would act if that were to happen to us.  And the reader learns things right along with them.
I loved the creativity in this novel!  Hill is a very talented writer.  She wrote a unique story-line in a way that showcased her writing skills.  I was impressed with the quality of writing.  Everything was developed nicely.  The world was easy to understand, which is very important in dystopia settings.  The novel didn’t quite grab me and hold me as much as I would have liked, but I was definitely interested in it and wanted to learn more and keep reading.  That is about my only complaint (if you can call it a complaint) with this book — it didn’t captivate me to the point that I couldn’t put it down.
The characters — Sheridan, Taylor, and Echo — were all likeable and well-developed.  The story is told in third person narration, but we do get to see into the characters’ heads a bit, more so with Sheridan and Echo.  Sheridan and Taylor are twins, but are different in many ways.  Taylor thinks more with her left brain (science and math) and Sheridan thinks more with her right (language and words).  This makes for an interesting duo and ultimately becomes helpful when faced with decisions and strategies.  Echo is a mysterious character at times.  I always wanted to believe that he was good and was always yelling at Sheridan when she wouldn’t completely trust him.  At the completion of the novel, was I right or wrong?  Read it to find out!
I would recommend this book to all fans of dystopia and sci-fi.  It is definitely worth reading!  I really, really liked it.  There was also a HUGE twist at the end that I never saw coming!  I love when that happens — unpredictable big twists always up the rating in my opinion!  So, read it!  It’s good!
4_5 stars blue
A Peek Inside:
Slowly, Sheridan’s thought began to assemble
themselves. Her fingers throbbed. Her limbs
felt unnaturally heavy. Numb. She tried to move
her hands and found them cuffed behind her 
back. She tested her legs. They were restrained
too. She blinked, struggling to make sense of
what was happening.

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2 Responses to “Review: Erasing Time”

  1. I love dystopian settings and stories, but lately I have felt like every new one that I pick up and read sounds almost like or so similar to the others that I have read. So I have been staying away from them lately. Erasing Time seems like it is one that I could get into and enjoy because its setting and story is very different. I love that the characters are well-written and that the story has sci-fi elements. All in all, this sounds like a book that I should read. So, I think I will! Thanks for the review!