Blog Tour: Echo in Time Review & Giveaway

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Echo in Time (Erasing Time, #2)Echo in Time
(Erasing Time #2)
by C.J. Hill (Pseudonym), Janette Rallison
YA SciFi, Dystopian
Paperback, 400 pages
December 23rd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN 0062123963         

Summary

Echo in Time delivers on "the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel" (Kirkus Reviews) to Erasing Time.

After being pulled 400 years into the future, twins Taylor and Sheridan have found some refuge from the government of Traventon, which used the dangerous Time Strainer to yank the girls from the past. Yet the threat of the dangerous technology still looms. Taylor and an ally, Joseph, are selected to go on a mission to destroy the time machine and weapon. But their actions before they do may have major consequences for the future and the past.

Action-packed and romantic, this futuristic sequel to Erasing Time is perfect for fans of dystopian and sci-fi novels such as The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, and Matched by Ally Condie.

   


The first book in the series, Erasing Time,
is at a special ebook price of 99¢!
Erasing Time (Erasing Time, #1)
 


My Review

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Erasing Time, both times I read it (when it was first published as Time Riders and then again when it was republished). It originally was a standalone novel, so I was really excited to find out that the author was going to publish a second novel.

Do you like SciFi and Dystopian novels? Then this is your kind of book! I think the setting and the society that Hill has created in this series is really interesting. Those who live under the dome in this society have very bright and quirky clothing, makeup, and hair. It's very Hunger Games, but definitely not so cutthroat or violent, although still both. I was a little worried about Taylor and Joseph leaving Traventon, where they were safe, to go back to where they would be at risk from the government.

Hill writes such good characters. I LOVED Taylor! She was definitely my favorite out of everyone! The two main men are my next favorites. I won't say who they are because I don't want to spoil anything. Although, they did both annoy me at certain parts. Such as using the Time Strainer and Allana.....Need I say more? Taylor and the guy she is attracted to have some really great dialogue and banter with plenty of chemistry. I really loved the humor and Taylor's sarcasm! I also love the slang that Hill throws in, some of just slap stick silly (no pun intended (; ).

The POV switches from one team to another and from four different characters during the book, but was super easy to follow. I liked being able to see inside everyone's head and know what was going on, for the most part. I couldn't believe some of the stunts that were pulled, sometimes on other team members, and the cool tech. There were some pretty intense moments even though I figured most things out. I wasn't quite sure if everyone I was rooting for was going to make it out in the end.

Overall, this was a great read! I would definitely welcome a third book and I could see there being one if tension escalates between the different religious groups or between the different cities. My only complaint was that there isn't a hardcover copy available to go with my hardcover of Erasing Time. Hopefully there will be in the future!

Content: There is some violence, but I would consider this clean.
Source: From tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.



About the Author

CJ Hill is a pen name for a YA author who is best known for writing romantic comedies. (Slayers will be her 18th published book.) Her writing has shifted away from the romantic comedy genre, so her editor thought a pen name would be a good idea. (New books will include: dangerous dragons, time travel to dystopian worlds, and flesh-eating beetles.) Since the publisher refused to let her have the pseudonym : The Artist Formerly Referred to as Princess, she chose a name to honor her mother. CJ Hill was her mother's pen name, or at least it would have been if her mother had published. Her mother wrote a few children's books and a middle grade novel but was taken by cancer before she had fully learned the craft.

Most writers' first novels aren't publishable. CJ Junior's first novel wasn't, but somehow was published anyway. Now, even though it is out of print, it remains forever available on Amazon, where it taunts her with its badness. This was another good reason to use a pen name.

CJ Hill has five children, three of whom like her on any given day depending on who is in trouble. She has lived in Arizona for the last half of her life, but is still in desert denial and hopes that one day her garden will grow silver bells and cockle shells or maybe just tomatoes.

You can find CJ here: 


Giveaway

One hardcover copy of Erasing Time (US Only)
Ends January 10th
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