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11:39 (#2 Timeless Trilogy) Paperback – July 11, 2015
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This series deals with time travel. It’s a very complicated subject even when an author doesn’t try to make big changes to history. The first book was only about trying to save a select few people, but this one is all about trying to stop a major catastrophe and saving thousands. Obviously, that has the potential to create huge ripple effects. Despite these complexities, the author was once again able to make everything make sense without giving me a headache. She created a loophole as well that was not only unique, but also gave Frank a little back-story. I still think there’s more to come from him, and this set it up nicely.
Isabel was the star of this book for me. I knew from the first book that there was more to her than what we were presented with. In 11:39 we finally find out who she was in life and how she got to this point. I don’t want to give it away because it’s one of the best surprises. I did expect that at least one character came from her time, but it was still a big shock to see where within that event she was. She’s definitely my favorite character, and I hope she continues to be a big player in the next book.
Julia and Simon begin the book trying to figure out how to save Julia’s family. That eventually turns into stopping the Titanic from sinking at all for a few reasons including (warning: minor spoiler) they find that they have a descendant. In fact, she exists in one version of the future and not another. This, of course, means there is a possibility that they could succeed in changing history, and I think we’ll see in the next book if they succeed and what it causes. It’s set up to be an exciting finale.
These potential futures were the only issue I had with the book—or rather, Julia’s conclusions about them. She sees her descendant and a tiny portion of the future world (literally two rooms of a building) and concludes the future is fine should they succeed in changing history. This isn’t enough to go on. For all she knows, the world outside that one building is a desolate wasteland made that way from the ripple effects of the changes she makes. I don’t know if this will be resolved or not, but I’ll let it go if it isn’t, since the rest of the story is so good.
Overall, this was as awesome as the first one, and I can’t wait for the third book! When does it come out?! While I wait, I’m also going to check out the author’s other series. I have high hopes for it. 5/5
Julia and Simon's story continues as they race to save her family from the doomed ship, the Titanic. I really enjoyed this book, and found it even more interesting than the first one (which I liked as well), because I was more familiar with the characters and what was going on.
Can the past be rewritten to save a few ?
Can't wait to see how the story continues for them.
I was given this book for a fair and honest review. I have enjoyed all of Holly Book's books that I have read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. It was easy to give a great one.