by Diana Paz
Young Adult Fantasy
Published: April 1st 2013
Sixteen-year-old Julia Corona is a Daughter of Fate, destined to travel through time to battle the creatures of Mythos who seek to change history. Julia would rather use her powers to ditch PE than fulfill her duties as the Daughter of Present, but her best friend Angie, the Daughter of Past, can't stand the thought of their magic fading away, which is what will happen if they can't find the third Daughter soon.
Then they discover the Daughter of Future is Kaitlyn, the bullying bad girl who tried to steal Angie's boyfriend. Suddenly a world ruled by demons doesn't seem so bad as compared to being magically bound to Kaitlyn for the rest of their lives.
Julia is ready to kiss the magic goodbye until she meets Ethan, an intense young man who claims to be her protector and seems to know Julia better than she knows herself. He looks at her with a strange mix of longing and resentment that Julia can't explain. Before she gets a chance to solve the mystery, the creatures of Mythos strike, opening a portal in Revolutionary France.
The Daughters of Fate must set aside their differences and band together with Ethan to travel back in time to close the portal, but someone close to them will betray them, making their task nearly impossible. The history books are changing, and it may already be too late.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of this blog tour.
Timespell is written from three different perspectives - Julia, Angie, and Kaitlyn. I'm not normally a fan of jumping books, but the author did a good job with this one. We really did need all three perspectives to get the full picture of what was going on. Although, there were some confusing parts and the ending was really confusing. I'm not quite sure what happened, but I am guessing more will be explained in the next book.
I liked Angie's character the best. She isn't the typical cheerleader that you hear/read about. she is petite and a very nice person. Kaitlyn is what you think of when you think typical cheerleader. She is the popular girl who lords it over everyone. I just couldn't tell if we were supposed to hate her (like I did), or because of one chapter, if we are supposed to feel bad for her. You get a glimpse as to why she is the way she is, but then with everything she does after you forget it.
Good time traveling book. Will be reading the next one. Recommended for transition from Middle-Grade to Young Adult age group.
About the Author:
Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she's a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee.
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