Hi! Welcome to my stop in Return Once More's blog tour! This book is amazing and a great start to a what I believe will be an epic series, so be sure to follow this tour to learn more about it and get a chance to win it! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy!
Author: Trisha Leigh
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Published: September 29th, 2015
Page Count: 320 Pages
Page Count: 320 Pages
Source: From tour host in exchange of my honest opinion
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.
*The Reader's Review*
Return Once More was such a unique and exciting read! I simply loved the whole idea behind it and it certainly put a spin on famous historical events. However, this book is NOT a historical read, it's a sci-fi book since it takes place 500 years into the future and humanity now live on different planets. Interesting, isn't it?
To preserve life, each planet has a specialty of sorts. Now, the main character Kaia lives in the planet that specializes with recording historical events from Earth Before (our Earth) so they could study why things go wrong. This is kind of a career that gets chosen for you and it is called "Historian". Kaia is still an apprentice, but once she passes all the tests, she can choose whichever place she chooses to visit, because yes, Historians CAN go back in time and visit Earth Before with an advanced technology developed by the originals, including her grandfather.
However, when the residents of these planets reach the age of 17, they can choose to learn or not the identity of their True love. It's more like something fun since the possibilities of your True living on the same time frame as you is highly improbable. He could have since long died or not have been born yet. This happens to Kaia as she learns her True lived more than
2500 years ago.
See what I'm telling you? This book rocked in the unique department! Of course Kaia was curious to meet her True and seeing that she's already famous for being a rule-bender, she sneaks her way towards him. But it was a rollercoaster ride, so many things happen. You cannot mess with time and change things for fear of changing the future. Even if it means seeing the person you love die. Again.
Return Once More is also full of deceit and Kaia finds herself torn between helping those she loves or discovering the awful truth her world is hiding. This book was certainly a fun read and a great start to a new series. I'm very much looking forward to the sequel because that ending was pretty cool. One word: Oz ♥
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.
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