Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: August 28, 2012
When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that's so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can't go back home.
The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.
I've been having a little trouble lately getting into books written in 3rd person. But Erasing Time had such a different and unique premise that I was immediately attracted. Diving in though, I found it very different from what I expected.
The story takes place 400 years in the future. Time-travel has always been one of my favorite things to read about, but when it comes to traveling future bound, it becomes a bit complicated. Truth is, whenever a future world is involved, great world-building is a must, because readers require more explanations one how things happened. That's the main thing this story lacks--good world building.
The characters though, they really surprised me. There's something very interesting about twins and Hill's twin characters were very different and strongly developed. I really enjoyed their characters and all the twists and turns the story encounters. Every time you feel certain of something, the plot takes a turn and makes you uncertain again.
I would've liked to see a stronger more believable romance in this story as well. Romance are a big part of stories like this one, but in this novel it falls on the insta-love category.
As you can see, my feelings about this book are as mixed as it gets. But somehow, I never felt compelled to stop reading because the conspiracy-filled plot kept me curious. Overall, this book is a mix of dystopia, science fiction, time-travel and sibling drama that will keep young readers interested, while the older crowd might find it a bit humorous. But if you enjoy this subgenre, this is definitely a unique mix.
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