Blog Tour: Return Once More by Trisha Leigh - Review & Giveaway
If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even though you will never meet— would you?
Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually settling a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting your one true love.
If you could save your one true love from an untimely death, would you be able to resist?
Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and she can’t resist a peek at her long-dead soul mate in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could destroy more than just her new romance.
Or would you have the strength to watch him die?
But when Kaia notices a fellow classmate snooping around in a time where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers could threaten the entire universe. If her experience has taught her anything, to changing history means facing the consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it— in a race across time to save her only chance at a future.
RETURN ONCE MORE makes you feel like you're among the stars with terrific time traveling and sci-fi elements while giving historical fans plenty of time on the ground - namely during ancient Rome and Egyptian times, plus there's a destined romance to fall for.
I'm a fan of both time-travel and historical books, RETURN ONCE MORE combines these two elements in an entertaining read with just the right amount of details. I felt the sands of Egypt and the hustle & bustle of Rome's streets. I love how Trisha Leigh made me feel as if I was there seeing through Kaia's eyes - an apprentice historian from the future sent to observe and record Earth's past. Kaia's home planet Sanchi, the Academy she attends, and the reasons why humans are no longer on Earth are all fascinating details and add that extra layer to the sci-fi part of the story. There're gadgets and gizmo tech, and time travel lingo, but most of all it brought both genres together in the best (fun) of ways.
As a heroine, Kaia is brave, smart, and very curious - especially when the opportunity arises for her to glimpse the identity of her destined one true love. When just a peek into history turns into an accidental meeting between the two, some serious swoony moments ensue. The consequences though could be more dangerous than she ever imagined. There's plenty of chemistry, kisses, and the lush backdrop of ancient Egypt to set the mood for YA romance fans. But, the author Trisha Leigh seems to want to torture us just a tiny bit and worry us over our need for an HEA. Secret groups, agendas, and time itself threaten - I can't wait to see what happens next!
About the Author
Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.
Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way
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