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    5 words: WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK?!

    **I was graciously given an ARC in exchange for an honest review** Like most sci-fi books, at least for me, it takes about 20 pages to really get into it and adjust to the jargon and different states of being. However, once I was into those 20 pages, I was sold! Kaia is a historian, and studying to find ways to help learn how to keep society safe from the problems that plagued Earth Before. On her 17th birthday she finds out her true love had passed centuries before her. In a rash decision she decides a glimpse is worth the risk....but a compilation of events soon as her realizing that time travel can have unintended, and, in the case of some, intended effects. That sometimes those you believe in the most cannot be trusted, and that even the smallest of events can have a large impact. There is love, mystery, and intrigue. Your heart will soar, and break, you will be frustrated and filled with hope. Question yourself and your decisions, but most of all you will be left wanting more!
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    Absolutely adored this fabulous series opener!

    So time travel books, in my experience, have usually gone two ways: Lots of rules, science and techno-speak that I didn't understand; or none of that and a huge lack of answers to the basic questions of how time travel is even possible. This book? Neither. Stunningly, happily, remarkably neither. It was some magical happy medium, where I understood what was happening and there was legitimate technology to back it up. Anyway, let's move along. Kaia is living on a planet that is not Earth, because basically everyone has made a hot mess of Earth and Kaia has learned all the stories about her ancestors who, several generations ago, fled the planet. They now have a new system and do everything they can to ensure that the same mistakes that brought Earth to its demise don't happen again. One way they do this is via the Historians, who basically travel back to record specific events so that whatever happened during these life-altering times do not repeat. And since science has evolved a ton, not only can people travel back in time, but there is some kind of scientific analysis that allows people to find out who their "true" match is. Incidentally, this was the one part of the story I found a bit beyond the realm of believability, but it really only stuck with me briefly- it didn't impact my overall enjoyment of the story. And of course, since Kaia is 17, she doesn't always make the logical choice. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe it isn't, but she just had to meet her True. Only... he's from ancient Egypt. Clearly, this takes forbidden romance to a new level. But while Kaia has a lot of romance concerns, there is something amiss at the school. So basically, here's what we have: History, and lots of different parts of it, which I adore. From ancient Rome to the twentieth century, Kaia takes us all over history, and it is so amazing (and quite well researched, especially the specific events in question). There's also a lot of discussion about the age-old questions of the ramifications of changing history. How far would you have to go (or how little would it it take) to change it? Fabulous, complex characters. Kaia, I adored. She's smart, but she's feisty, and she isn't a superfan of the rules. She has a tendency to want to see all the things, even when an assignment demands her to pay attention to one specific event. It isn't that Kaia is rebellious, she's just curious. And a teenager, who sometimes makes some impulsive choices without thinking out the consequences. She has two fabulous best friends, Analeigh who is level-headed and the general voice of reason, and Sarah who has shockingly found her True right in their very school. Oz, Sarah's True, is an enigma throughout the book, and intrigued me to no end. Kaia's brother Jonah is a fugitive, running from planet to planet evading secrets that Kaia has yet to uncover. And her True... well, I love her True. FEELS. I had lots of feels. Lots. From the horrific nature of some of the places in history they'd gone to, to shock at some of the revelations, to happiness and laughter, to absolutely inconsolable sobbing, I had every emotion possible. And that, for me, is the surest sign that a book is quality. Bottom Line: Can I have the second book yet? Because the ending was intense, and I need to know so, so many more things. This world is very clearly just beginning, but there was absolutely nothing lacking in this first book of the series. Return Once More is unequivocally my favorite time travel book to date.
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    The Start of Another Great Series by Trisha Leigh

    Dear Trisha Leigh, You just seem to get me. I mean, time travel, boys, fate and a bit of mystery all in one book. GAH! I'm going to be needing the next book real soon please. No pressure. Full review posted on Goodreads. I had my eye on Return Once More by Trisha Leigh way back when she was calling it The Historians so OF COURSE the first moment I saw this up on NetGalley I was going to request this. Not only did I love Leigh’s First Year series so I know her writing style is right up my alley, but for real…History and time travel – it’s like she asked me what my favorite books include and decided to write this story just for me. As always, I am going to try to do this review spoiler free…don’t hate me if I don’t answer all the questions and leave you wanting to know more. This book leads off by bringing us along to observe the death of Julius Caesar right alongside the Historians. I loved how Leigh pulled me right into this world where there is a look but don’t touch mentality. Here they are, faced with the death of a very influential leader and as Historians, they are not allowed to do anything but: “Research. Record. Reflect.” Not only can I see that as being very frustrating but if the event has something to do with you, would you be able to step back and allow something horrible to happen without a second thought? Something to think about. Kaia is the main character and she is living on Sanchi, a planet within the solar system Genesis, because Earth Before has environmental concerns and other issues that prompted the leaders to relocate. Now the role of the Historians is to make sure the same issues that plagued Earth Before don’t happen again. Kaia is also training to be a Historian and since the age of ten, has been living at the Historian Academy with her six classmates. As her birthday comes around, one of the questions Kaia has to ask is whether she would like to know the name of her True Companion – the one person (born or unborn) who was made to love her. I mention this because this plays a fairly large role in the story but I will come back to this. One thing I will mention here is that Leigh does a great job of creating this world that Kaia lives in. Not only are the descriptions of the places Kaia visits detailed, but the academy where she lives and the people and things she encounters along the way are very well done. Adding the science fiction to the story was a great way to show how Kaia and the people of Sanchi have the ability to transport to different eras as well as use tattoos to communicate, translate language, and pay for things. So it is probably pretty obvious that I really enjoyed this book but I will say it…Trisha Leigh knows how to write a fantastic story. She blends in a bit of history, some sci-fi, and wonderful world building to create something that had me turning the pages quickly just to find out what happens next for everyone. The only bad thing about reading this book so quickly is that I finished it soooo quickly. I am definitely looking forward to the next book of this series (is it too soon to ask when it comes out??) and trust me people, grab this one when you can!
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    Not your average time travel!

    Admittedly, I’m choosy when it comes to futuristic sci-fi or time travel books. I need to feel like the story and characters are still relatable and relevant to current life. When I found out Trisha Leigh had written a book about time travel, I KNEW it would break stereotypes and be something I’d love. I WAS NOT WRONG! What if you could find out at 17 yrs old who your one true love is - your soulmate? How many of of us would be dying of curiosity? But what if the trade off was knowing the likelihood of your one true love being in your own time was almost nil? Frankly, the curiosity would still get to me, just as it did to Kaia. She finds out her one true love is not only long dead but has to decide if it’s worth breaking every rule she’s been raised to adhere to in order to sneak a glance at him. She’ll never talk to him, of course … whoops, or maybe. Kaia is training to be a Historian charged with recording important historical events. One of the basic rules is to never interfere in the past, and she knows that all too well. But what happens when you not only fall hard for your soulmate but you find out things that will potentially mean disaster for your own time period. Do you break all the rules to investigate and risk everything? No matter where her body is, her heart continually returns to her one true love far in the past. Trisha’s love of history is evident in this book as she mixes the future with the distant past with a smoothness that only a true Historian could achieve. She never disappoints, and I can’t wait to see where she takes this series. With history behind us, the future open before us, and Leigh’s imagination to bridge the gap, we are in for a wild ride!
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    One of my top 10 all time favorites

    *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* Have you ever read a book and when you finished you wanted to run around and tell everyone that they must get the book right now and read it (even though it's not out yet)? No? Ok, then have you ever read a book and then the second you finished you wanted to call up the author and tell them what an amazing, fantastic, emotional roller coaster of a read it was and demand more? Still no? Just me then. Well, I wanted to do those things and more when I finished this book. I actually messaged the author on Facebook and said "Holy time travel!" I don't think she know how to take that but I made sure to elaborate. I basically couldn't tell her what I wanted to say about the book or the way it made me feel. I still can't even do that now while I'm supposed to be writing my review 5 days later. I honestly can't put it into words because the words that I would use to describe it don't do it justice for me. The words "unique," "awesome," "outstanding," "sensational," just aren't strong enough to describe my feelings. I have read Trisha Leigh before and I thought her series the Cavy Files, was my favorite read. Nope. This one blows that one out of the water faster and better than the last ship on a Battleship game. I will try to explain to you what I loved about this book. Be patient as I am not an author and am not so good with the putting of the words together to make the purty sayings. My heart ached for Kaia. She and her family have suffered because of the transgressions of her brother. She is worried that she will end up like him. She's a dreamer, a silly-heart, a flibbertigibbet. She can't stay focused on what she is supposed to be recording in history because she sees the things that others do not or deem unimportant. This makes her dangerous in the other Historians eyes. There were times when I was reading this story that I had to cover the words and paragraphs coming up because I have a habit of reading ahead. I didn't want to do that with this story. I wanted to ingest and devour every word that was written. I wanted to make sure that I felt, saw, heard, and experienced everything that those words meant. I felt that I owed it to Trisha because of the heart that she put into this story. You can tell when reading a book if an author felt the story and characters to their bones. It comes through in subtle yet huge ways when you look at the individual pages as a whole. You can feel the love and energy and emotion that she put into Kaia, her fellow Historians, and the Earth Before (the time before humans left Earth). I love history and learning about the old stories, and ancient people that lived before us. I could tell that Trisha is a history buff too as she put a lot of depth and realness to each of the time periods that the Historians visited. The Historians go to real, actual events that happened and if you were in Social Studies and needed to take a test on these events (after not paying attention to the teacher), you would get every question right if you did nothing but read this book. I am so happy that Trisha was able to write this book and that she had a place to put her passion for history. I want people to go get this book, even if you don't like history. I think that once you read it, you will have a new found appreciation for the subject and may find yourself researching some of these dates and events on your own. I can not wait until the next installment. By the way, I see that it is time for me to go tell Trisha that I NEED the next book. :)
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