I was incredibly fortunate to receive a copy of this book from the publisher, European Geeks Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
What a wild rI was incredibly fortunate to receive a copy of this book from the publisher, European Geeks Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
What a wild ride! THE MULTIVERSE OF MAX TOVEY is an exciting YA time travel adventure filled with lots of twists and turns and steeped in Celtic mythology. Fourteen-year-old Max Tovey lives with a recurrent nightmare of fighting in a brutal battle (against the Romans) set in ancient Britain. By day, he leads an ordinary life of school, though he remains apart from his parents and classmates. Because he's anxiety-prone and has trouble with focusing, Max sees a therapist and takes psychotropic medications, believing he has psychological issues--but, in fact, his parents have hidden the truth from him.
Like his dying grandfather, Max is a time-traveller. What he sees in his nightmares are memories of a reality that his grandfather changed to save Max's life.
As if this weren't mind-bending enough, Max inherits a quest. He must find and destroy the Majyga--several objects (a brooch, a ring, and a coin) that enable the user to willfully time travel to a particular point in time, the point of each object's origin--to prevent the objects from being collected and exploited by his grandfather's rival. Unfortunately for Max, his efforts to fulfill this quest lead to some pretty huge timeline changes and cause a potentially catastrophic time rift. In one reality, the Roman empire never lost its power and developed technology far more advanced than what we use today, like flying ships that sound like something straight out of The Terminator. In another reality, he prevented his own existence. In another, his grandfather is still alive, and parents are active in the war effort and have always been open with him about the family's time-traveling legacy.
While Max struggles to meet the challenge of repairing the timeline, he must also locate the Cross of Tofig and accept his role as the savior, the destined one who can time travel at-will and who will defeat his grandfather's rival once and for all.
I had a blast reading Max's adventure and watching his journey from an introverted kid to a full-fledged hero. Oh, and along the way, he has a sweet romance with Myvi, a first-century girl who ended up being raised in present day. She's an awsome, fun, and loyal girl who stands by Max even in a reality in which they'd never met. If you're looking for a great time travel adventure, this is definitely one to check out!...more
After being lucky enough to win the ebook of By the Stars by Jessica Marie Baumgartner--courtesy of a giveaway hosted by her publisher, European GeeksAfter being lucky enough to win the ebook of By the Stars by Jessica Marie Baumgartner--courtesy of a giveaway hosted by her publisher, European Geeks Publishing--I devoured this book! Fans of space travel stories won't want to miss this first book in the Embracing Entropy series.
The Earth is dying, and a benevolent alien race known as the Cih'lmarians has come to rescue the surviving remnants of humanity. Allie boards the main craft transporting them back to the Cih'lmarian homeworld along with her two young children, Maddie and Gwen. Allie's military husband, Adam, pilots the other craft bound for the distant planet that will become humanity's new home.
As Allie and her girls begin to settle into life aboard the spacecraft, they struggle with missing Earth and with missing Adam during their 3-month long voyage. Soon, Adam's ship is knocked off course, and communications with his craft are lost. Now, Allie must stay strong as they await word of the shuttlecraft and begin to build a new life that involves forming new friendships and assimilating with the culture of their alien benefactors.
This story was beautifully crafted, with very well-drawn characters and a rich alien culture that's unique from any other in fiction. I'm super excited to discover what's next for Allie and her family in the sequel! ...more
I tore through this book, compelled to find out how Aggie and Sophie's story would end. And it was a marvelous journey through lots of twists and adveI tore through this book, compelled to find out how Aggie and Sophie's story would end. And it was a marvelous journey through lots of twists and adventures to get there! I loved how relationships and characters evolved and strengthened through the struggles each of them, particularly Aggie, Sophie, and Tedros, faced. Enough said for now, so I don't give away any spoilers :). Enjoy!...more
I'm so excited to have been contacted to host a book tour for KNIGHT OF LIGHT on my blog. This is a charming fantasy about a girl named Auriella, whoI'm so excited to have been contacted to host a book tour for KNIGHT OF LIGHT on my blog. This is a charming fantasy about a girl named Auriella, who discovers that she has a unique ability and a destiny to fight as a knight of light against evil shadow lords. I loved reading Auriella's journey as she goes from being an orphan servant girl who doesn't believe she's brave but risks her life to save two little kids from a fire, to a feisty, resourceful heroine who will do whatever it takes to escape those who would threaten her and her friends, to a talented and confident young knight in training.
From the gripping opening pages to its thrilling conclusion, this book hooked me and didn't let go. I highly recommend it to fans of fantasy from middle grade readers on. ...more