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Timebound by Rysa Walker

Timebound is the third time travel novel I’ve read in about a month. So I’ve decided to take a bit of a different approach to this review because well, this book was so darned fun, but with the grandparents being born AFTER grandchildren, I’m not sure I can adequately explain everything I loved about this book without thoroughly confusing you.



10 Things I Learned While Reading Timebound by Rysa Walker

10 short thoughts about Timebound along with lots of quotes.

  1. Life gets confusing when your grandmother is born after you.
    “I can deal with chaos. Some things, however, should happen in the correct order. Shoes go on after socks. Peanut butter is applied after the bread comes out of the toaster, not before. And grandchildren are born after their grandparents.”
  2. I have some weird fascination with the 1893 Columbian Expo in Chicago and I’m not sure I realized until I read this book.

  3. Apparently my weird fascination with the 1893 Columbian Expo in Chicago that to the story of serial killer H.H. Holmes. (Yes, I read The Devil in a White City and I’ve seen THAT episode of Supernatural.)

  4. I am not the only person (other than my husband) who adores The Princess Bride.
    “‘Let me explain… No, there is too much. Let me sum up.’ Charlayne rolled her eyes. I could quote The Princess Bride pretty much start to finish.”
  5. I love books where the character has any connection to the Midwest and may have gotten a little overexcited when Kate mentions Iowa in Timebound.

  6. How not to use your time travel powers…travel back in time with technology from the future and start your own cult…I mean church.

  7. Good news…coffee only get better in the future.
    “We usually gathered around the platform—a large circular area—for ten minutes or so before getting into place, chugging a last cup of decent coffee or whatever.”
  8. Bad news…coffee now apparently sucks. So note to self: If you ever time travel, go to the future.

  9. I now have a new term to refer to Harlequin romance novels. They are not bodice-rippers or nickel nasties, but lusty-busty.

  10. Time travel is rough on the heart. Imagine falling in love TWICE and either you don’t remember it or he doesn’t.
    “‘I knew before we arrived on that train,’ he said, a tiny break in his voice, ‘that you were different. I knew everything about my Kate. Hell, I knew her soul. She knew mine. No secrets. And when you looked at me and there was nothing in your eyes…you didn’t know me. That life had never happened and you weren’t my Kate—but you were still Kate. I still…loved you. I had to find a way to protect you. Do you understand?'”

To put it quite simply, I loved Timebound by Rysa Walker. Even with all the confusing time loops and people getting erased a-la-Marty-McFly, the romp through Chicago’s past to save the world from some religious cult gone bad was tons of fun. Just the kind of serious, yet lighthearted read I needed. And if it wasn’t for the #ShelfLove Challenge, I probably would have jetted out to Amazon to buy books 2 and 3.




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Time Travel, Serial Killers and Wuv, Tru Wuv, oh my!

Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)

Author: Rysa Walker
Published on: January 1, 2014
Pages: 366
Series: The Chronos Files #1
Genres: young adult, historical fiction, science fiction
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My Rating: Thumbs Up

About Rysa Walker

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RYSA WALKER is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The CHRONOS Files has sold nearly half a million copies since 2013 and has been translated into ten languages.

Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the second book in The Delphi Trilogy, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the time nor the patience for reality TV.


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