Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Title: Nomad

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: July 2013

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: For review from author

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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.

My rating: ★★★★☆

First thing's first... time traveling? CONFUSING! lol. Second thing... That's one cool cover :)

So, I haven't read too many books about time traveling, but I thought this one had an interesting take on the subject with a great plot going on! Also, it was totally action-packed!

I really liked Raven... She is a very smart girl, very strong-willed, and definitely on the brave side... She is trying to save the (future) world. To sum it up, she is one kick-ass chick! Also, she's sent back in time to kill the future dictator, but as the book progresses we see an inner conflict in her... Trying to decide what to do, the right thing to do. Suddenly, she is unsure whether killing her target will be the best way to avoid that dystopian world. And I think that just makes her a good person! Searching for the best possible solution that benefits everyone (well, everyone who isn't evil, lol).

I also liked the supporting characters... They added a little something more to Raven's character... Made her more relatable, I guess. First we have Logan... Oh this guy. By the end of the book I actually really liked him! And I shocked myself with this because I was not expecting it! He was just a regular college guy who was very fun and overall likable. Yep, he sure surprised both Raven and I.

And then there's Audra, the fun and quirky roommate. I really think she played a big role in Raven's life. Not only was she a good friend, but even though she didn't realize it, she helped Raven fit in and actually become comfortable here in the past... Something Raven never imagined possible.

And the one person we didn't see a lot of, yet I found very intriguing... Eliad, another Nomad. I was left wanting to know more about this guy! And this is a standalone? *sad face* I'd really like to know more about what its like being a Nomad, I just find that very fascinating.

To wrap it all up, this was an awesome combination of suspense, action, sci-fi (with lots of cool futuristic things), a little dash of dystopian, and a huge element in time travel!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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