Erasing Time (Erasing Time, #1)
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Erasing Time (Erasing Time #1)

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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....more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Giselle
As a big fan of science-fiction and fascinated, though wary, of time travel, I was very intrigued by this novel the second I heard of it. Even though some of it felt forced, I was happy with the originality of the futuristic world and the way time travel was woven into the plot.

Time travel is a very, very tricky prospect to play with. I was satisfied by the way CJ Hill explains how it works in this novel. Albeit there being a lot of science details I didn't completely comprehend, I found it was...more
Tara
Review originally posted http://hobbitsies.net/2012/08/erasing...

I’m not entirely sure I’ll ever get over dystopian books. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. And I loved how Erasing Time was a dystopian but with TIME TRAVEL and all sorts of sci-fi like elements.

Erasing Time was a surprisingly quick read. It’s by no means a short book, but I flew through Erasing Time. I don’t want to say it was an easy book, but it just really sucked me in and kept my attention, which I loved.

I liked how different Sheridan an...more
Kathy
I decided to re-read this one since the second book is coming out in a couple weeks. I forgot how much I enjoyed it the first time. I quickly got sucked into the story and had a hard time putting it down.

So this definitely had a dystopian/sci-fi feel to it, which I liked. I thought the future Hill created was really interesting and I liked how the twins adjusted to everything. I liked their “secret language” they used to communicate with each other, and the different things they decided to shar...more
Lizzie
Apr 20, 2012 Lizzie marked it as to-read
Domed cities? I'M SO THERE.

I just hope the author doesn't do some kind of weird, twisted love triangle involving twins. Nothing seems to be sacred in YA anymore, so who knows.
Ashley
booknook — Young Adult book reviews

Erasing Time is sandwiched somewhere between 'awesome' and 'ridiculous.' It's fun to imagine what our world will be like 400 years from now, including new fashion trends, language evolution, and so on. But some of the things in Erasing Time just seemed silly. For example, the people in the future claim that they study the past by reading old accounts, stories, texts, and watching old movies. But they view children's stories like Winnie the Pooh and Little Red...more
Susan
Erasing Time paints an amazingly thrilling portrait of the strength and love between two sisters, as they take incredible risks against what seems like a backdrop of overwhelming odds facing them. It's an epic battle full of action and intense moments, where they find themselves fighting for their own survival in a world that's choatic and confusing for them. C.J. Hill brings this amazing story to life with wonderfully developed characters, thrill-seeking danger and action, and a wonderfully wr...more
Kyleigh
This is going to be one of those reviews where I'm still trying to figure out what I thought of the book. I just can't seem to decide if I liked it or not. The vast majority of the novel I was forcing myself to read it while the end had me wanting for more. It was just a peculiar read, so this is probably going to be a peculiar review.

First of all the whole time jumping plot just seemed weak to me. It's not an issue of plausibility, more so an issue with convincing the audience. In a sci-fi nov...more
Emily♥
You know how when a book is good, like really good, you completely stop the rest of your life for it?
Like instead of grocery shopping or looking for a job, you just sit on the swing outside and read. And the weather is wonderful and you could be relaxing in the pool, but you’d rather sit beside the pool and dive into a book like your life depends on it.
Yeah, this is totally that book.
I completely forgot the environment around me and was thrown into Erasing Time. It took some time to get the feel...more
Brooke
The characters in this book were so insanely unique, even the twins Taylor and Sheridan were completely different. And the people who live in Traventon? So phenomenally eccentric in the most amazing way!

GAH! I don’t even know how to explain to you how much I loved the world in this book! It was so freaking fantastically awesome and SO dystopian! The people who live there believe that animals used to talk based off of our 'records’- Winnie the Pooh and Little Red Riding Hood. They don’t understa...more
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Sheridan & Taylor are far from home with no hope of ever getting back. They were yanked 400 years into the future and now must work together to find a way out of the city before the new controlling government can orders the crystal tracking implants to be surgically implanted or, worse, decide they can't risk the liability of the girls and order their memory erased. The only way out of the city is to trust Echo, a future boy...more
Britney Gulbrandsen
One night, when I was about 80% of the way finished with this book, I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. I didn't WANT to go to sleep, but I kept dozing off and reading the same sentence again and again (not out of boredom, out of complete exhaustion). So what did I do? Went to sleep and woke up extra EARLY the next morning so I could finish reading it before my son woke up and daily tasks began. I'm NOT a morning person, but I couldn't stand it--the book was so good I had to finish it quick...more
Cristina
I am quickly becoming a big fan of sci-fi and action thriller books. Which is beyond shocking to me. I seriously thought that NEVER would happen to me! Add that to the fact that I have always been fascinated by stories of twin's and this book was a total must read for me!

This review is really challenging for me, because I have really mixed views on it. While I love dystopian, sci-fi and time travel, (which this book has all 3 of!) it fell really flat for me. I was literally forcing myself to rea...more
Valia Lind
Review on http://wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.com

Let me start out by saying that I had no idea what to expect from this book. I ended up reading two books having to do with twins back to back, and honestly I wasn’t sure how well that was going to work for me. The other side of this is the fact that I was a little nervous about the whole 400 years in the future aspect. I adore science fiction, when its written well, and sometimes when its not I just want to cry myself to sleep at night. Now, after...more
Hannah
I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything by Janette Rallison/C.J.Hill. She takes very cool ideas and makes them unique, funny and a totally joyride. So naturally I was very excited to hear about this new dystopia novel, let alone win a copy from CJ. (Thank You!)

I totally loved the society. It had many of the familiar Dystopian elements while having a unique trend and feel to it! It wasn't overdone either. It was right and good and awesome. :) YAY dystopia. So we have these twins with two different personalitie...more
Tim Loge
College twins Sheridan and Taylor are zapped into the future where God and doctors seem to be no longer relevant. Unfortunately for the twins, they find themselves suddenly very relevant and expendable as near-prisoners. The teens, invited to their first darty (a dance party), get to spend time with one of their handlers, a handsome but mysterious young man named Echo, who may or may not be interested in their welfare. Even before agreeing to go to the darty, the twins know that in order to stay...more
Robyn
I loved this book. Now I may be exaggerating the 5 star rating but I just finished the book and I can not wait to read the next one. There was so much to enjoy about this cute story. The science, I skimmed over, but I loved all the English references and the pop culture references. There was so much happening that I would be able to read this book again and I am considering purchasing it. That is the real mark of a 5 start book.

Modern day, 18 year old twin sisters are pulled 500 years into the f...more
Pamela
This book started out interesting but I thought faded in the end. There was a bit of akwardness with the religion theme. It seemed placed in there without a good examination of it. I also never really got a feel for why the society was the way it was. There also didn't seem to be much emotion over the loss of the family that the two girls experienced. They were ripped away from everything that they knew and yet in a moment seemed to be completely adjusted to the fact that they would never see th...more
Jessie
Taylor and Sheridan Bradford find themselves drawn over four hundred years in the future. the government was looking for an important scientist and instead got teenage twins. Language has changed, democracy is gone, the fashions are extreme, and everyone is ranked by money, popularity, job, etc. Taylor and Sheridan just want to get home, but that might not be an option. Now they need to learn how to survive in this new time, and how not to be used by the government or mafia-like group called the...more
Deborah
I can safely say that if Janette Rallison AKA CJ Hill writes a book I am going to like it.

I really enjoyed the world that was created in this story. I liked the characters and that twist at the end I DID NOT see coming. I kept thinking what I would think of being thrust into the future that many years. Also, I consider myself kind of a classic/trendy fashionista, and trying to visualize their awful makeup and clothes was painful. LOL. I just couldn't support it in my mind. To me they looked "nor...more
JulieAnn
I've never read LDS sci-fi before or sci-fi by an LDS author, except for Ender's Game...which is really not in the same category at all. It is a fun idea- feels a little bit like Uglies. Two college students get pulled 300 years into the future, and the the future is like Brave New World. Ever wonder what one-year's food storage is really for? Fun ideas. I'll read the next one if she writes a sequel.
Kristina Brownell
I LOVE this author! The pacing in this book was perfect. The storyline is unique and engaging from the first few pages. It's a dystopian novel with some time travel thrown in....so, it's sci-fi? I didn't even know I like that genre, but Erasing Time was fabulous. It is the first in a series, but the book stands alone.

The biggest problem with CJ Hill is that she has too many fires burning at one time and doesn't write fast enough!!! Her book "Slayers" is also amazing and apparently she has anoth...more
Amy
Sep 02, 2012 Amy added it
Erasing Time has it all: action, adventure, dystopian setting, romance, twins, time travel, and more twists and turns than I could figure out. Sheridan and Taylor are twins who get sucked into a society 400 years in the future and must figure out whom they can trust, and how to stay alive. (Which isn't easy!) I loved how CJ Hill reimagined America in the future with the change in clothes, language, etc. And I really love the book's tagline: There's No Escape From The Future. A fun read for teens...more
Ranee Clark
Audience: YA (Clean)
Genre: Dystopian, Action-Adventure
Length: 368 pgs.
Rating: ***** (Fantastic book that I loved!)
Review: I read a novella of Janette Rallison's a while ago, and when I saw that one of her YA novels written under her pen name C.J. Hill was on sale, I bought it. I knew it would be fun, the it promised to be pretty action packed too. I've read a lot (A LOT) of romance lately, so I wanted a change. I LOVED this book. So interesting and so in depth. I could tell that there was a lot...more
Zoe M.
While this book as a whole was very enjoyable, I feel there are two really amazing aspects of it.

The two main characters are thrown 400 years into the future, and while it is still America, and the language spoken is still English, it is remarkably different from our time. As languages do, the book showed that English had evolved and changed--to the point that only 2 people in this future city can understand the twins, due to being historians who studied early 2000s English. One of the twins, ho...more
Emily
Erasing Time is not up for a Whitney Award this year, but its sequel Echo in Time is, so I'm reviewing the first book this morning and you can look for the review of the actual Whitney Award finalist this afternoon.

Eighteen-year-old Taylor and Sheridan Bradford are identical twins, but not as similar as you might think. Taylor is a mathematical and scientific genius, graduating high school at 13 and college at 16. Her post-graduate work in physics is on the cutting edge of what anyone has dreams...more
Unhappypenguin
Wasn't the BEST book about it time travel and all, but it was good. The concepts of the world in that time make it interesting. It really answered the questions about what would happen if we kept going like this in technology. It answered a lot of questions, and gave a lot of answers and I felt that it was a really intriguing read. What really bothered me though was the entire Sheridan and Echo love story. I mean Echo just started kissing and kissing Sheridan randomly and it didn't really add up...more
Elaine
This book was really hard to rate. I felt it had so much possibility, but it just didn't take off. The beginning was slow, and about halfway through the pace started to pick up, but really didn't go anywhere. It just seemed to lack something, almost feeling like fan-fiction. The characters seemed very one-dimensional and the whole book lacked polish. I found many typos in the Kindle edition I was reading. I really did want to like this book, but I wish it would have had another run-through with...more
Jessie
This is my first book by this author. I was ambivalent at the first, but the story did catch me and I might read the sequel,,,maybe. The book is full of idioms which are cleverly used. The plot had enough twists to keep my interest. I liked the twist at the end. I could tell that I was in for a series book. Doesn't anyone write stand alone books anymore? ***stope here for spoilers**** Twin girls are taken with a time machine 400 years into the future. They live is a domed city where your rank is...more
Leslie (Working for the Mandroid)
This is a surprising read. I wasn't expecting all the science-y bits and was pleasantly surprised that the author wrote even the technical things in a manner that didn't feel like she was talking down or dumbing it down for a YA audience. It got a little preachy towards the end, but overall, I found this book absolutely fascinating.
Beth
Slightly more Sci-fi than the author usually writes. It took me a little bit to get into it, but then was amazed at how the story wove together for the final surprise ending. I actually often think back to some of the ideas this book introduced. Sort of a "Back to the Future" meets "I am Legend" meets LDS-fiction!
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“That, Echo, is a bird."
"A bird?" he repeated in disbelief.
"Yes," Taylor said, joining them. "Why don't you talk to it, and see if it answers."
Echo, still unmoving, watched the bird, then called, "Hello!"
When the bird didn't answer, he added, "We want to talk to you!”
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