By Rysa Walker
Skyscape, January 2014
About the Book
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.
Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of events that follows.
Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost: If Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does Kate have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?
This book absolutely blew me away. I spent days afterwards just going through all the plot intricacies in my mind. I can’t say that I caught every subtlety Walker wove into the story, but I can promise you that the ride is so amazing you won’t mind a few hiccups of confusion.
The love stories, the bond between Katherine and Kate, Kate’s witty, irreverent humor—it’s all brilliant. Very well written and totally captivating, this story will stay with you for weeks after you finish it. Don’t let the young adult label mislead you. This is a story at its best—filled with all the emotion, suspense, and triumph a reader wants. This is one you cannot miss.
Time’s Edge, the continuation of Kate’s story, is due to be released October 2014.
Rebecca Henderson Palmer