Return Once More
Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually settling a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting your one true love.
If you could save ...more
Return Once More is different from other time travel books I've read. In a good way. The story is set in the future, in a colony called Genesis that was terraformed after Earth became uninhabitable. The author does a great job of explaining the science behind a lot of tech stuff which adds to the believablity of the plot.
Kaia is just trying to get through her final year of apprenticeship before becoming a Historian. She lives where she trains, with two roommates that she's known most of her life ...more
“Maybe rebellion ran in my blood.”
This was a really good YA sci-fi story, and there were so many twists I didn’t see coming!
I loved Kaia in a ‘OMG what are you doing girl?’ sort of way! She had some crazy ideas, and took some really risky chances, but her heart was usually in the right place, even if her motivation was maybe a little misplaced.
“What was Oz doing observing the ...more
I FREAKING KNEW IT!
Oh.My.God.This book is so,so,so good! The story is captivating,the characters are interesting and unique and the shock-factor is real.And so is my struggle because I need the next book.NOW.
I loved reading about Kaia and her adventures,she is such a cool and lovely character.She definitely makes some questionable choices but I’m not so sure that I wouldn’t do the same thing if I were her.The romance is,of course,breath-taking and wonderfully written.Also,I loved the ...more
Wowwww. Going into this book I had mixed thoughts. I had read a lot of really great reviews and the premise looked great but I was worried about the time travel aspect. Ever since I started watching Doctor Who I have standards on what I think does and doesn't work when it comes to time travel--I feel like it mostly can be messed up pretty easily. I was very presently surprised that what Leigh did in this ...more
Return Once More had caught me by surprised. A story about Kaia, a Historian in training who on her 17th birthday discovers the identity of her True Companion and the lengths she goes in order to spend what little time she has with him. Meanwhile, trying to unfold a huge mystery that is being kept secret back in her own home that can change an outcome of their entire society.
Wow, this book truly blew me away. It was amazing, it was well crafted, with likable characters, and a wonderful world bui...more
So time travel books, in my experience, have usually gone two ways: Lots of rules, science and techno-speak that I didn't understand; or none of that and a huge lack of answers to the basic questions of how time travel is even possible. This book? Neither. Stunningly, happily, remarkably neither. It was some magical happy medium, where I understood what was happening and there was legitimate technology to back it up.
Anyway, let's move a ...more
What a fantastic story, you guys! Get it in any format, it's worth it, and it's especially lovely on audio. This is exactly the type of YA I adore - fast-paced, serious, merciless and with no-nonsense attitude. I got teary-eyed a couple of times because of the love story, and believe me, - it was tragic...
So what it's all about? Kaia is a student of The Historians, a group of people who observe history, clarify the historical events and make them available for the society, so it would lear ...more
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
AHHHH Trisha what are you doing to meeeee. I could NOT put this book down until I was finished omg. This book was amazing! I recommend whole heartedly!
Okay So trying to organize my thoughts on this book, I love time travel books but sometimes they can toe the line into just being plain bad. Not Return Once More though I don't normally love books that are set in an far away future as well as bein ...more
Oh my stars, Return Once More was an amazing read! It had everything I love about YA fiction, and still managed to be unique. In this historical/sci-fi/time traveling dystopian the fate of the future rests in the hands of a few.
Kaia is a historian apprentice. Her job basically involved using technology to go back into the past, with her peers and a mentor, to observe history as it happened. This sounds like the coolest job ever! Yea, there is some borin ...more
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Return Once More is a YA time traveling sci-fi adventure book of the best kind! This book will get your heart beating faster and bring tears to your eyes. It’s the type of book that will get you thinking about all of the moral and practical implications of time travel (without making your head spin).
What fed my addiction:
I’m a sucker for time travel stories when they’re done right. Sometimes the ...more
It's very nice thought out and executed. A little too stretched maybe but overall it's really really good.
Of course some things like finding yours True Love scientifically didn't make sense, but it's science fiction, so everything can happen.
This book made me look up some of historical moments, it's very interesting and exciting. I'm not sure if I liked Kaia (aka the MC) but I definitely enjoyed the ...more
I'm struggling a lot with the world building. It's just too busy for me to handle. The sci fi stuff and the time travel is very cool, but the addition of science's ability to predict your true love who could be from any time is puzzling. They can even tell you your true love from the far future or far in the past. How can they possibly have the ability to do that? It's a cool idea, but I can't quiet the part of my brain that keeps screaming HOW THOUGH. ...more
It doesn't consider reincarnation as a variable & I'm seriously frowning down at that.
I Also hate that the chick is 16.
Seriously, you guys.
We are talking about one's true love, corny feeling & all.
She's way too young - too stupid. ...more
I had my eye on Return Once More by Trisha Leigh way back when she was calling it The Historians so OF COURSE the first moment I saw this up on NetGalley I was going to request this. Not only did I love Leigh’s First Year series so I know her writing style is right up my alley, but for real…History and time tra ...more
Admittedly, I’m choosy when it comes to futuristic sci-fi or time travel books. I need to feel like the story and characters are still relatable and relevant to current life. When I found out Trisha Leigh had written a book about time travel, I KNEW it would break stereotypes and be something I’d love. I WAS NOT WRONG!
What if you could find out at 17 yrs old who your one true love is - your soulmate? How many of of us would be dying of curiosity? But what if the tra ...more
Kaia is an intriguing c ...more
So, I'm a fan of time travel books. And I know it takes a lot to be able to write one, so much to think about. Which is why the blurb of this book totally and completely intrigued me. Not only was it time travel, which I often associate with the future (for some unknown reason) but it was time travel into the pa ...more
I liked Kaia, s ...more
Kaia is a historian. Her job (along with the other historians) is to travel back in time to observe specific moments in history so they can learn from the past and not make the same mistakes again. The historians are supposed to observe history, but they are never, ever supposed to alter it in any way. The ...more
*Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction
Return Once More is the first installment in author Trisha Leigh's The Historians. The story is set in the year 2560. In 2510, irreversible destruction on Earth sent people into space. Sanchi, Amalgam of Genesis, is where we find out main protagonist Kaia Vespasian. Genesis was born out of the desire for peace and harmony. Kaia and her family are direct descendants from the Original colonizers, as well as Roman empero ...more
The concept of time travel in this is so interesting. It's completely different from other time travel stories that I've read, and I've read a lot because time travel is one of my all ...more
"My heart slammed into my ribs, and my mouth went dry. What felt like a million tiny little magnets came alive under my skin, tugged me toward the still form, but walking with knees made of water proved impossible.
Something deep in the core of me recognized him, even without seeing his face."
OMG the heart-pounding, smiling like an idiot feels! I'll admit that I have a soft spot for time-travel romance, add into the mix that it's a YA and I was ...more
First, there was the cast of characters. They were all so well-developed, but I loved Kaia from the very beginning. This isn't a Katiniss type girl. She' normal, with normal hangups, a normal teenage girl's faulty decision making, but with an underlying core of strength and f ...more
If you had the ability to go back in time and meet your soul mate, would you? How far would you go to save them? What would you risk? Sacrifice? In the world of Return Once more, Kaia Vespasian is faced with these exact questions. A sixteen-year-old apprentice to the Historians, she risks everything as she travels through time to meet her true love.
I had extremely high hopes for this novel. It's concept was riveting and had plenty of potential. When time travel comes into play, there are many ...more
Return Once More takes place in the future. The Earth has been abandoned and Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice historian. Historians travel back in time and observe the past so they can learn from it and better shape the future. A side effect from this trave ...more
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