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Review: Timewalker by Justin Stanchfield

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Timewalker by Justin Stanchfield 3/5

6tag_140917-114552.jpgSean thinks he’s going crazy when a girl from his nightmares appears to him on a lonely road. But the deadly enemies that are chasing her across time and space are no dream-and they will stop at nothing to destroy the future of the human race.

Sean agrees to help the girl, but there’s something she is still hiding from him… The truth is, Sean is the only one who can save mankind. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Review:

I picked up this book from the sci-fi section in my library, but it would be more at home in the young adult section. Young teens would appreciate this book and relate to the young characters. The beginning is a little slow, but there is a definite Stranger Things vibe: teen brothers harbouring a strange girl with powers who appeared from nowhere.

Many questions arise throughout the narrative, and are all answered as you move forward. Some are predictable, some not so. I enjoyed learning more about Hamilton and his intentions, or rather the intentions of his ‘bosses’.

Some relationships felt a little forced to me. Sean admits to ‘falling’ after knowing Kyr for a few days. Seeing her in his nightmares isn’t quite the makings of love. However, the switch up in Kyr’s affections, and the relationship between the boys and their father, was well developed and believable. It held weight where everything else was spiralling into the unknown.

I’d recommend this to teen readers who enjoy all things science fiction.


The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review

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Review: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson 5/5

13349044_1191867994197949_1972624146_nBlurb: The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

As Kelsier’s protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.

Stopping assassins may keep Vin’s Mistborn skills sharp, but it’s the least of her problems. Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn’t run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier’s crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won’t get easier with three armies – one of them composed of ferocious giants – now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler’s hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.

As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

Review:

Sanderson has done it again. So many points of view, and so many cleverly woven plots and sub plots that interlink beautifully. Every character is important, well developed, and enriches the story. They change, grow with the narrative, and are just so believable that they could be real humans.

I am continuously in awe of Sanderson’s world building skills. The allomancy, political agendas, and mythology that were established in book one have only been strengthen and shined in book two.

I love Vin’s character, and the reasonings I laid out in my review of book one still stand. I have a soft spot for her relationship with Elend, and the flaws and difficulties they face only make me root for them more. There is another character who’s swiftly becoming an absolute favourite of mine- Sazed. I wish I had created him- that is all. My husband has read this series countless times, and I continuously ask him questions about my favourite characters that I don’t really want answers to. Luckily, my husband loves the books just as much as I do and will not spoil them for me. There you go- two recommendations for this series rolled into one review!

Jam packed with action, loss *sobs*, and revelations, I read the last 250 pages or so in one sitting. The ending had some misleading moments that left me clamping my hand to my mouth, and then a cliffhanger that has fuelled my need to read book three.


Check out my review for The Final Empire, Mistborn #1 : here.


The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties.

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review.

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