by Alexandra Bracken
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Just released: January 3, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, SciFi, Time Travel, YA
Hardback: 496 pages
She'd had a doll once, with a painted-on smile, and pale hair and eyes like her own.
I've been orphaned by my time.
The timeline has changed.
My future is gone.
Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas-the eighteenth century privateer she loves-and her natural time.
When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future.
Still devastated by Etta's disappearance, Nicholas has enlisted the unlikely help of Sophia Ironwood and a cheeky mercenary-for-hire to track both her and the missing astrolabe down. But as the tremors of change to the timeline grow stronger and the stakes for recovering the astrolabe mount, they discover an ancient power far more frightening than the rival travelers currently locked in a battle for control. . . a power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.
This book wraps up the duology well in getting more into the nitty gritty of the time travel logistics and aspects.
A lot of the travel was not as glamourous as expected. As the travel mostly involved going to the past, culture and etiquette restricted the female characters.
More action and adventure fill these pages as the characters quite often found themselves in precarious or soon to be unsettling predicaments when landing at another time location.
I liked how relationships were able to grow and develop despite the time and location movements. Light romance moments tugged at the heart.
* review copy courtesy of publisher