Publisher: J.L. Bryan
Source: ebook from author for review
They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.
By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.
Once again J.L. Bryan fails to disappoint! Nomad was mind blowing and action packed. It drew me in from the first page and kept me thinking about it long after I was done.
I loved the newest world the author has created. The time traveling that he created made sense. Even his answer to the paradox of what would happen if you changed anything in history made sense. I was drawn into watching Raven try to piece together her past while, at the same time, trying to create a future where it never happened had me constantly guessing. I kept trying to figure out what path she would choose and how it would actually turn out.
I loved the characters as well. I liked Raven from the beginning. She was funny and smart. I especially enjoyed watching her develop. I have to say I enjoyed Logan as well. It was fun trying to figure out what made him into the homicidal dictator of the future. Also seeing certain aspects of his younger personality that as dictator were allowed to run unchecked and make him cruel and heartless. For example he likes to blow things up; as a child who has to answer to a higher figure for his actions this trait is merely annoying. As the ruler of the world he has to answer to no one so his destructive streak has nothing to curb it and he can destroy whatever he wants without caring who or what it is.
Overall this book was tons of fun. It had a great deal of action to keep the pages turning. It also really makes the reader think, without making it overbearing. The ending was solid and while heartbreaking it was very satisfying. I hope there are more books to come involving Raven and the other Nomads.
Just a heads up, there are some scenes that would make me hesitate to recommend it to the under 18 crowd, adult situation scenes, if you get my drift. Nothing overly graphic, but still, read it before just handing it to someone under 18.
To everyone over 18? I soooo recommend this one! Whether you’re looking for something just to pass the time while on vacation, or you plan on a book being your vacation! Nomad is a great read, and as I said before it also has a solid ending so you won’t be left hanging. I now have a terrible urge to go out and pick up a copy of Slaughterhouse-Five. I blame Bryan, want to know why? You’ll have to read the book.
'Til Next Time
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