Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

By: J.L. Bryan
Pub. Date: July 26, 2013
Publisher: Self
Pages: 214
Source: eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.
Being a big fan of J.L. Bryan Jenny Pox series, I was so excited to read his newest novel, Nomad. Bryan is such a talented writer and he has a way of keeping me completely invested in the story and Nomad was no exception.

I love time travel books but they usually leave me more confused then when I started, but with Nomad I did not feel that confusion that I usually feel. Everything was explained in ways that made it so easy to understand and made it very easy to follow along. The story starts off with a young women named Raven who finds herself in the year 2013. She has no idea who she is or why she is here. I loved learning about who she is and what happened to her right along with her. She quickly learns that she time traveled into the past from fifty years into the future and she has to kill a young man before he turns into the dictator that basically destroys the world.  

From the minute I met Raven I connected with her. She is so easily relatable. She's smart and tough, but also kind and sensitive. I loved watching her make friends and be able to experience things that she was never able to experience in the cold and dark place that the future ends up being. 

I thought the plot was so interesting! I enjoyed seeing how small past events ending up having huge consequences in the future. I really had no clue how this story was going to turn out. I ended up really caring for each and every character and I was just hoping for a happy ending for all of them. And wow that ending. Those last few pages I was literally reading the book at the edge of my couch!

Nomad is a stand alone novel, but I would love to see other stories set in this world. Either way, I am so excited to see what Bryan will come up with next! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm hoping to be able to read this book later in the month. Glad to hear it lives up to its potential. :)


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