Travel Through Time in this YA Sci-Fi by a 16-Year Old Author
This review originally appeared on BookTrib on Sept. 13, 2022
After barely surviving a perilous journey through time, Wren Derecho has defeated her evil future self and thinks she has destroyed the corrupted time orb. But the present that she knows and loves hasn’t remained unscathed.
What originally appear to be small, unusual changes give way to reality-collapsing tears in time. A powerful technological artifact falls into the hands of the power-
While the first part of the book is told from Wren’s point of view, it became exciting when the story changed POV, and I discovered the unraveling past and future at the same time that the other characters did. As someone who has only read the second As someone who has only read the second entry, I think this is a unique effect that gave
hungry Cyril who threatens to take everything Wren and her new friends love. When the orb appears once more, Wren, Alex, Trevor and their team must work together against time to stop the end of reality as we know it.
Faded Glimpses of Time (Common Deer Press) is the second book in Nyah Nichol’s Tempus Trilogy, a riveting young adult sci-fi series that will have readers anticipating the trilogy’s final installment.
I am in a unique position as a reader, in that I went into Faded Glimpses of Time without any context from the first book. I had no idea of the challenges Wren faced, what world she lived in, or any clue about what Whispers of Amelia could be. But I can confirm to you that Faded Glimpses is a strong enough time travel sci-fi to stand alone!
While the first part of the book is told from Wren’s point of view, it became exciting when the story changed POV, and I discovered the unraveling past and future at the same time that the other characters did. As someone who has only read the second
entry, I think this is a unique effect that gave me an interesting perspective into the story.
If anything, I found that I preferred being introduced to the characters at the point where Wren returns to the present. Because the dynamics of Wren’s friendships in the first novel were a mystery to me, being introduced to the characters in the middle of things gave me the sense of being a fellow passenger, dropped into the world with these new people as my peers.
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