- File Size: 793 KB
- Print Length: 162 pages
- Publisher: Bookfish Books LLC (August 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0139ZDOVE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,294,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Travelers Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
She’s torn when her boyfriend Henry dies. Joan, his sister and her best friend, believes she has the solution to bring Henry to life, which means bending all sorts of travelling rules. In order to regain Henry, Joan has to erase Sienna’s former existence. Sienna is now out to undo Joan’s damage and get her family and the rest of her life back.
This is a unique problem, one that I haven’t seen in other time travel stories. Joan had good intentions, but she was rotten to the core. My heart raced for Sienna as she attempted to make her current time normal again. This is an action- and emotion-packed YA page turner.
It's absolutely imperative that those travelers abide by certain rules; otherwise, the consequences may be disastrous.
However, one talented teen traveler is willing to break any rule, no matter how great the risk or how dire the consequences, if it means bringing her dead twin brother back. Her best friend, her brother's girlfriend, has been mourning for him for the past year, too, and would love to have him back again, but is the cost others must pay... the cost SHE must pay... too high and terrible? Can she accept this new reality, in which her boyfriend is no longer dead, or will she do whatever she has to do to set things right, even if means losing him again?
Bottom line, a quick-reading, entertaining tale. The ending didn't have quite the resolution I expected, but maybe that's a good thing. My only real complaint is that I wish the book had gotten a wee bit more editing to get rid of the typos.
Four and a half stars, rounded up to five.
There are a lot of rules in time traveling. At least in my mind. I easily get confused and have way too many questions to ask about how things work and why some things simply can't. Author Meradeth Houston has thrown us for a wild ride with Travelers. Sienna Crenshaw finds herself in the middle of the toughest choice she'll have to make: Stay in her new peaceful reality with the boy she loves, or go back to the one where her family is still alive, but her love is not.
The predicament had me racing through this book to find the answers! Check it out. You will not be disappointed. Bravo, Meradeth!
Well, yes and no. Like I mentioned, it’s a romance. But is it mostly romance? Or is it mostly time travel? Well, I’m not sure. I don’t think it can be one or the other. It’s both sides of the coin—romance and time travel, combined. Without one element, there wouldn’t be a need for the other. So I have to classify it as both. But, there’s also the action/adventure, betrayal, mystery...
There are so many components to Travelers, it makes writing a comprehensive review difficult. But there is one part of my review that remains the same regardless of how I classify the book… I liked it! No, I really liked it. Which is no real surprise. It was written by one of my favorite authors. I read the book in two sittings. It would have been one, but I was running low on caffeine and couldn’t keep my eyes open. Of course, the fact it was after 3 am might have something to do with that.
Travelers has one of the most unique plots I’ve read in a long while. Since it is a time travel, there were so many story arcs, running over different time frames, intersecting, involving various characters at different times in their life… over different realities. In one scene a character might be alive and well. In the next scene, that very same character’s life, situation, reality—whatever—could be entirely different. Meradeth Houston showed a deft hand in how she wrote across time, taking in the many shifting realities, and keeping the story from becoming a tangled, muddled mess.
I enjoyed all the jaunts through time the protagonist, Sienna, had to make on her quest to right the wrongs created in history. Meradeth managed to have her characters cycling through time over and over, without her writing becoming redundant, or too confusing, which speaks to her gift of storytelling.
But the travels weren’t the only thing that needed finessing. Meradeth had to create characters that were strong enough to stand against the changes in time, place, and reality. Weak character building would have ruined a story like Travelers. And while some authors write weak characters, hiding them under clichés and gratuitous sex, that type of sloppy character building would have been magnified in a story like Travelers.
I loved Sienna. She had a special mix of independence and strength that made me root for her. And when I thought someone was jerking her around? I squeezed my Kindle a little too hard and mumbled obscenities at them. And my heart hurt for her. Because she loved Henry. She really did. And she had to live through losing him once, but through circumstances created by Henry’s sister, Sienna had to relive that pain over, and over, and over. And although she was a strong girl, the reader also sees her pain and anger. Her confusion over why things have to be that way.
Henry is just… Henry. I can’t say much about him without giving too much away, but he’s great. He loved Sienna as much as she loved him. And when faced with his own mortality, he still stood up for what he knew to be right.
Joan is the antagonist in the book. She’s Henry’s sister and Sienna’s best friend. She breaks “Travelers Law” and changes the past, creating a world to her liking. But, oddly, I couldn’t hate her. She had reasons for what she did. Real reasons—it made my heart go soft. Not for the atrocities she caused—and she was naughty, to put it mildly—but what happen to cause her to lose her grip on reality (ha-ha. Pun intended).
Joan’s motives will cause you to question what you would do… what price you would pay… for family.
In the end, I couldn’t help but wonder if Joan was the true villain, or if death, or even time itself, was the true dark force.
Bottom line: Travelers is a rich, unique story. The amount of thought and planning the author put into her work is evident. One cannot sit and just write a book with so many intersecting characters, situations, timeframes, dynamics. It’s a true statement to the author’s talent that so many variables were pulled together seamlessly.
My opinion? Read it. Now. You’ll have fun, be amazed at the story telling ability of Meradeth Houston (if you don’t know her already), cuss some, cry some, and get butterflies… then you’ll start chapter two and it’ll all start again.