November 19, 2017

#BookReview: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Time flies when you're plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. 

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina, with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing, and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. She is also the author of All That Glows.

I really really wanted to love this title. The cover is just plain gorgeous and the story sounded very good. I've read the author's other series about the Fey and die-hard loved it but this one fell short from what I thought I was getting into.  This one was very confusing and although it was slightly interesting I found that my attention wavered a lot and I struggled to stay reading the book. I love sci-fi and science fiction and this one has it with this wonderful idea of time travel. But for me, this one was very confusing. The time travel was great but when the introduction of inter-dimensional travel was added the book pretty much lost me. I think choosing one or the other would have been better as it made the story feel a little all over the place. The next issue I had was that I just didn't care about the characters.  Far was pretty much just a show-off. And unlike characters in other shows and books of the same kind of person he just kinda rubbed me the wrong way.  Overall this one just didn't work for me at all and I found it boring and confusing. 

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