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A Time to Live

(The Legend of Carter Gabel #2)

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Carter Gabel had to overcome a lot in the last year, and time travel as a side effect of his “genetic disease” was only the beginning. He’s lost his mother, reunited with his estranged father, crippled a city and destroyed his school. If he thought he could fade into the sunset, Carter has another thing coming.

A terrorist group known as Pirates has infiltrated his hometow
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Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published January 22nd 2015
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Yvonne (bookishpanda)


More like 4.5 stars

*received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

In the second book we continue to follow Carter Gabel trying to live a normal life, this time however he has to stop the so-called "Pirates" from killing innocent people. There's a lot more action in this second installment than in the first one. Carter matured a lot and you clearly notice it by the writing style of Jonas - everything seems a bit darker and a bit more brutal even but I quite liked that! We know that everyth
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Jonas Lee
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
So...there's a teenager named Carter Gabel. He can travel in time:


He's made some mistakes and starts off having to move from home with his girlfriend and take a job as a barista:


During his shift, trouble walks in. It comes in the form of a slightly hyperactive Eventual who is there to pull him back home:


He has to say goodbye to his new family for a while, particularly his new favorite little girl, Scarlett:


Turns out new enemies arrived when they left and they are far from kind...or sane:


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Jacqueline Smith
Just as the first installment in Mr. Lee's Carter Gabel series, A Time to Live left me riveted, on the edge of my seat, an anxious for more!

The story begins with the aftermath of the last novel. I don't want to go into any spoilers for anyone who hasn't read the first book, but it's very obvious how much Carter has matured and changed as a result of the events that have just taken place. There are several strengths to Jonas Lee's compelling time travel novels, but I'm tempted to say the greatest
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Lizzie Twachtman
I loved this book! It had so many great things that I was hoping for after reading the first book, A Time to Reap. But there were also a lot of surprises as well.

I had some moments, while reading, when my jaw literally dropped open.

I love watching the romance between Carter and Mo continue to grow deeper as everything around them goes to hell!

We also get a glimpse into where Mo comes from, something not even she was aware of! Such great twists in store.

Can't wait for book 3!!!
Myhisha
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It wasn't as light hearted as the first, but after all that the characters have been through, how could it be? The author is still able to surprise us through his many twists and turns and the unexpected ending of this second book. I anxiously await the final installment of this awesome trilogy.
C.L. Coffey
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh where is the next book?
Hailey Morgen
In this second installment of the Carter Gabel series we are reunited with Carter and Mo - now in hiding and presumed dead - as the dust settles from A Time to Reap. In this slightly darker sequel, we discover a more mature Carter, read of reconciliation and loss, and smile at the budding romance between Carter and Mo. Author Jonas Lee kept me on the edge of my seat from the opening pages, through explosive twists and turns all the way to the unexpected ending. I can't wait to find out what happ ...more
Lizzy Baldwin
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I absolutely loved the first instalment of Jonas Lee’s Carter Gabel series and that made me even more excited to get my teeth stuck into A Time to Live. The book really does pick up where the last one leaves off and I thought that was really brilliant. If you haven’t read the first book go and get hold of a copy first (please!) In the second book it almost immediately becomes obvious how much Carter has matured as a character as a result of the events that occur in the first book. Authors hav ...more
Heather
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a little longer to read the second book, but not because it was boring. It was far from it. The first book I flew through, because I knew I had another book in the series. And that is not the case with the recent novel. Nope, I now have to wait for the next book and I can already tell you, it’s going to kill me.

The second book picks up where the last one left off. Carter and his girlfriend, Mo, are in hiding, staying under the radar, letting people believe they are dead. Let me just s
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Nina Soden
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rating overview
Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★1/2
Characters: ★★★★1/2
Appearance: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★ (4.5)

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I was given this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in The Legend of Carter Gabel series by Jonas Lee. We continue to follow the story of young Carter Gabel, a leaper who has the ability to time travel both back in time and into the future. Jonas has a wonderful ability to tie his stories together, bringing moments from the previous book into this book as eit
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Karen
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review of Jonas Lee's book, "A Time to Rep" asked, "Where is the next one?" I have now read the next one, "A Time to Live". And, it is equally as amazing as his first book. The well written story has some of the same characters that you loved and wished were your friends. The story continues with the twists and turns that keep you guessing what is just around the corner. The outstanding dialog makes you think that you are watching a movie. You not only know Carter, but you feel you are standi ...more
Lindsay Boitnott
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
First I have to let y’all know that Jonas Lee is one awesome dude! He writes fun, action packed young adult novels and is a co-host for the web series, Cross-country Nerds. Plus he’s an amazingly patient friend who has waited far too long for this review!

A Time to Live is the second novel in The Legend of Carter Gabel series. Be sure to check out my review of the first novel, A Time to Reap, before continuing. Gifted teens Carter and Mo are listed as dead and are in hiding while they wait for t
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Great follow up novel! I enjoyed book one, but book 2 is even better! In this novel we get way more action then in the first one, and some deeper levels to the character development. It’s a darker world for the time traveling Carter, and his character has developed due to all her experienced in the first book. Despite his wants for a normal life, he’s thrust
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K.T. Webb
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jonas Lee rocks! The sequel to A Time to Reap did not let me down.

Carter Gabel takes us on an amazing adventure with his bold, sarcastic and quick-witted personality. This installment opened up new mysteries and possibilities that will take this series to a whole new level as the story continues. Carter went through some pretty deep stuff in both the first and second books, so it makes sense that this one gets a little darker than the first.

I'm definitely looking forward to the next installmen
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Layla
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like this is where the story really begins! In this book Carter has to stop a terrorist group called the pirates...I must say, I do like that name! Let me tell you, if you thought A Time to Reap was fast paced and full of excitement, you haven't seen anything yet! A Time to Live kicks up the action a lot...and the snarky comments...oh the snarky comments! SO GOOD, so many laughs. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, super human powers, and sassy characters!
Matte Bulman
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Time to Live is a great book, i enjoyed reading it because the characters were relatable, funny, and kept to their personalities. I also enjoyed this book because it was non- stop action, I never got bored while reading this. I suggest this book to any reader willing to get sucked into a book filled with action, surprises, and witty- humor.
Kate M. Colby
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Everything readers loved about A Time to Reap is amped up in the sequel: danger, cool powers, fight scenes, relationships, and of course, snark. A fast-paced, fun read for fans of Young Adult Science Fiction.
Zachary Chopchinski
A Time to Live is the fast paced sequel to A Time to Reap. The protagonist, Carter, has found himself in a bit of a predicament as he must stop a terrorist group from killing people. A Time to Live is hilariously snarky and fun to read. I can't wait to see how the trilogy ends!
Jessica
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did like this book. At times I still struggle with how quickly everything moves. I crave more background information as to why things are the way they are. Maybe even more insight to each of their lives. Overall, I do enjoy this series and am excited for what the latest twist will bring.
Hailey Morgen
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this second installment of the Carter Gabel series we are reunited with Carter and Mo - now in hiding and presumed dead - as the dust settles from A Time to Reap. In this slightly darker sequel, we discover a more mature Carter, read of reconciliation and loss, and smile at the budding romance between Carter and Mo. Author Jonas Lee kept me on the edge of my seat from the opening pages, through explosive twists and turns all the way to the unexpected ending. I can't wait to find out what happ ...more
Jason Mertz
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book was good and this one got much better, now i am painfully waiting until the 3rd book comes out.
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Haddie
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I can't think of any words, but this is AWESOME! The new characters really help make more of the story. I was on thee edge of my seat, and I'm reading it again with my brother. He wants to know what happened.
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Writing out of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Jonas likes coming up with new and creative worlds that speak to the plausible while remaining believable. With a fist-full of peanut M&Ms and a cup of coffee, he has written his first trilogy about a supernatural teen able to time travel and more.

Jonas enjoys entertaining with suspense, humor and cliff-hanging moments that keep readers wanting
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The Legend of Carter Gabel (3 books)
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