Blog Tour Review: Return Once More by Trisha Leigh
Title: Return Once More (The Historians #1)
Author: Trisha Leigh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Publish Date: September 29, 2015
Summary from Goodreads: If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even though you will never meet— would you?
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 your one true love from an untimely death, would you be able to resist?
Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and she can’t resist a peek at her long-dead soul mate in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could destroy more than just her new romance.
Or would you have the strength to watch him die?
But when Kaia notices a fellow classmate snooping around in a time where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers could threaten the entire universe. If her experience has taught her anything, to changing history means facing the consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it— in a race across time to save her only chance at a future.
Cover: The cover does not give anything away about the book. It looks fairly normal, and you probably couldn't guess that this is a book about time travel. It is pretty, and I love how they used variations of the same color.
Characters: I’m going to start this off with my favorite character who was actually a secondary character. Caesarion. I have absolutely no idea how to say his name, but he was just a well-rounded character. He was so wise for his age, and it’s weird to think that he was actually a real person. I just loved his character. The way he spoke and thought was just amazing. He was accepting of his fate, but he always gave advice to last throughout the centuries. I just loved him.
Kaia was pretty cool even if she was dumb at times. She was a deeply conflicted character that didn’t really understand the difference between right and wrong until the end. She overcame selfishness and a little bit of heartbreak. Kaia was cool.
Oz. Little Oz. I couldn’t not understand his character. There were different times when he seemed like a completely different person. A lot of the time he didn’t make sense. And his personality was conflicting as well. He confused me.
Plot: Obviously, I loved it. Futuristic novels are the bomb digity. I don’t read books about history so I kind of surprised myself when I requested it. It was worth the risk. It was original and beautifully written. There weren’t many loose ends though the ones that were left are most likely going to be answered in the rest of the series. It was fast-paced. I didn’t grow bored. Leigh is a really good writer.
Ending: You will never see it coming. To be honest, I didn’t either, but it sure is jaw-dropping. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I need to know what happens next and what exactly is going on at Genesis.
Overall: Return Once More was a fabulous read. There was so much detail in every scene! I loved it. It really has you guessing page after page what is going to happen. There were a decent amount of plot twists to keep things interesting. I really enjoyed reading Return Once More. There were tons of historical facts, but they were intriguing to see how Leigh put her own spin to them. Props on a fantastic book, girl!
About the Author
Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.
Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way.
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