Narrator: Tess Irondale
Series: Time Reavers #1
Published by Holo Writing on 07-13-17
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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The monsters are real, and time is their weapon.
Fed up with bad teachers and daily fights with her sister, sixteen-year-old Nicole Taylor yearns for something better. Sadly, she’s in for a letdown, because the world ends next week.
Nicole discovers she has a rare gift. She can bend time around her and even stop it completely. With her powers awakening, she must face the Reavers: horrific killing machines that exist outside our time.
Plagued with nightmares and ambushed by monsters at every turn, Nicole has one chance to stop their genocidal invasion. With help from a chain-smoking pyrokinetic, a neurotic sword-wielding assassin, and an icy goth chick with a crossbow, she may stand a chance.
But the Reavers are tireless foes, and Time is on their side.
During a visit to Russia with school, Nikole discovers that she can bend time, but that there are monsters waiting for her: the Reavers.
I had high hopes for this book. The premises seemed interesting, but I had serious issues with its execution. It happens to me sometimes with YA books. Either the author blows me away with amazing characters or I find it very difficult to taking interest in the story. On this occasion I was not able to connect to the characters, they were one-dimensional and almost archetypical. Even though this is a fantasy book I found some of the situations not very realistic. I found difficult to believe that after the girls’ trip to Russia, their parents were nowhere to be seen.
I also had issues with descriptions of places, people, and events. Things seemed to happen one after the other, but we did not get a lot of aside information to complement the main action. I understand this is a style choice, but this was just not for me.
Due to the issues I found I lost interest in the story and the characters.
Tess Irondale’s narration was quite good, with a decent voice range and amazing character interpretations. I think her British accent could be improved, but for the rest it was great. There were no issues with the audio production.
I think this book can work among a younger public, which will care more about action and less about details.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jacob Holo. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist to a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.
I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six-years stay in Belgium, three cockatiels, eight lovebirds, and a Gouldian finch in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.