From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Kate has a sense of urgency now that she understands what her evil grandfather, Saul, is planning. In order to stop him from altering time permanently, she must make a series of time jumps to retrieve as many of the Chronos Keys as possible. This is complicated by a number of factors, including the need to avoid the bad guys and, more importantly, other incarnations of herself. If that weren't stressful enough, she's tasked with carrying on/nurturing a relationship with her boyfriend, Trey, whose memories of their romance were wiped out by the time changes. Couple that with Kate's attraction to Kiernan, another teen she allies with in the last century, and you have the makings for a major teen meltdown. Unfortunately, this book falls considerably short of the first installment in the series, in part because of an overabundance of dialogue and not enough action as well as Kate's semi-blasé attitude toward a situation that might destroy everything dear to her. Kate Rudd, however, does a good job of narrating. VERDICT Recommended only where series fans request it.—John R. Clark, Hartland Public Library, ME
About the Author
Rysa Walker is the author of the runaway hit Timebound, which was the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Grand Prize winner, and the novella Time’s Echo. Walker grew up on a cattle ranch in the South, where her entertainment options included talking to cows and reading books. On the rare occasion that she gained control of the television, she watched Star Trek and imagined living in the future, on distant planets, or at least in a town big enough to have a stoplight. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and their golden retriever, Lucy.