Friday, January 30, 2015

Books: Nomad ~ J.L. Bryan

Title: Nomad
Author: J.L. Bryan
Kind of story: Standalone
Publishing date: 26, Juli, 2013
Publisher: Publicatie in eigen beheer
Number of pages: 136 p.
Language:  English
Age category: New Adult

About Nomad 

They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship.

When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013.

Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.

My Review

This book started with a bang, a girl standing in the middle of the high way with no recollection of how she got there or who she is. She hitches a ride with a kind truck driver. And from there the action starts, because she is not the only one who travelled back in time.

Raven is being hunted, and is lucky enough to escape, but the nice truck driver isn't that lucky.

A good start of this book, you might think, and it is also what the gorgeous cover promise us, but all good things end. In this book they end when Raven gets part of her memory back. This is the point in the book were the river slow down to a little stream. 

The story turn into more or less a phsychological game, were Raven has to make a choice to either kill the future dictator, or find another way to rewrite the future. It is a bit more slow paced but still very enjoyable. 

In the end I really enjoyed the book, but it was hard for me to keep mind with it. I think that was due to the slow pace.  Towards the end the book picks up again and the way Raven solved her puzzle was very well done. I was very satisfied with the ending.

This was not my first encounter with J.L. Bryan, in 2013 I read Jenny Pox, which was also very well executed. You can read my review here.

My Rating:

This smart read gets 3 skaters for me, because it did not hold my attention like some books can. The story line is one I haven't seen before but the book just didn't blow my mind.

Alberta Cross ~ Broken side of time

This song fits perfectly with the whole setting of this book, and of course Raven in born in A Broken side of time, and other wise interpret, she breaks time to travel back in time... Right, you still with me? No? Then just enjoy this beautiful song.

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