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Erasing Time

(Erasing Time #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,684 ratings  ·  328 reviews
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.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jun 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, arc
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
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
4.5 stars for this YA time travel romance.
Taylor and Sheridan are 18 yr old identical twins who get sucked 400 years into the future to the 25th century. Taylor is super smart and already getting her graduate degree in college, while Sheridan is of "regular" intelligence. Because Taylor has lightened and cut her hair, hides her freckles and wears contacts the scientists who brought them to the future don't know they're twins. Things are VERY different in the future--cities are domed and you're
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
Aug 06, 2012 rated it liked it
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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 R
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2012
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 ...more
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Science fiction readers
Erasing Time is a novel filled with twists and turns, lots of built up suspense, and a perfect dose of romance.

Identical twins Taylor and Sheridan are very close, so close they are willing to die for each other. I loved the girls being the main characters in the story, and the idea of twins I thought was unique. The story is told as a third person narrator who knows the thoughts of all characters. The chapters occasionally switched POV's, but most of the time the story was talking about Sheridan
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a backlist read from 2012, but I found myself really enjoying it. It's been a while since I've read a science fiction/time travel novel that I enjoyed. While the prose wasn't stellar, the story itself was really well plotted out. Some of the twists were obvious, but I enjoyed it. And the way the twins integrated into the future was also well done. I found myself swept away by the story and immediately put the sequel on my TBR.
May 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!! I've read plenty of young adult novels, and I've never seen anything like this. The structure of this book and the revealings of each character were extremely interesting and held my attention. Erasing Time was so good that I read it in only a few days. I can't wait to read the next one!
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sheridan and Taylor are identical twins looking alike on the outside but quite possibly different on the inside. Sheridan is quiet, responsible and wants to be an English teacher. Taylor is outgoing, arrogant and wants to be a scientist. When they suddenly get sucked into the year 2246, they find that society had changed. Humans live in domed cities which are protected by a force field from the rebels. Technology has advanced so rapidly, they realize that the Maxine that brought them into the fu ...more
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
I had a lot of high hopes for this one, but it just turned out to be ok. Not bad, but definitely didn't keep me interested, and I ended up skimming pages at the end.

The good:

-interesting story line
-main heroine was a normal down to earth person
-talked about religion in a way that didn't bash it
-that plot twist at the end was pretty cool

The bad:

-romance felt a bit too forced and awkward (I mean around 10 pages into the book, the main heroine was already kissing the love interest *rolls eyes*.
Katie W
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, dystopian
An interesting story about twins who are thrust into the future. Taylor is super smart and is an up-and-coming name in the science world and her twin Sheridan is more average. I liked that it wasn't all dark and dreary like some of the other dystopian/futuristic books are.

Content: clean.
Donna Weaver
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
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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 with mo
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
This seemed more like the typical teen romance deposited into a time travel / dystopian future. The best part about it was that English triumphed over science. The girl who planned to major in English solved the problem the science girl couldn't. Three cheers for English and history!
Valia Lind
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
This was a really interesting read! XD
First off: it had time travel! TIME TRAVEL!!!
And I absolutely LOVE time travel!!!

So what is this book about Hmmmmmmmmmm?
Taylor and Sheiridan Bradford were just having a completely normal day when a mysterious light appears in the room! Next thing you know, they're 400 years in the future...
and there's no why back.

But the question is, why were they even taken into the future in the first place?
Well, the scientists made a "Time Strainer" which is what t
Tim Loge
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, christina, sci-fi
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
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
This book has been another struggle in my reading week.
The plot was illogical and dumb. There were so many things which didn't make sense at all. We are 400 years in the future where the twins were travelled into with a time machine. Despite having the knowledge and technology to built a time machine, they don't seem to know much about the past. At least this is developing some funny scenes, though I wasn't sure if this was planned or not.
The cultural changes are pretty ridiculous. The book som
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
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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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