Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Aimeekay Review: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Publication date: 7/26/13
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.

AimeeKay's thoughts:
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 

Bloggy note: Come back on Friday for a blog post by the author and a giveaway!!


  1. The cover is just so kick ass .)

  2. Thanks for reviewing it AimeKay! You rock and this book sounds so rockin'! I can't wait to read it. :)

  3. Great review AimeKay, thanks for the recommendation. I love the cover.

  4. Oh, nice! This one sounds like a great story! I love high action books and, hey, I'm over 18 so yay. :)

  5. Really looking forward to this one, I'm such a fan of Jeff's books! I love a story that makes me think too, those are the ones that always stay with me the longest and make me want to reread them to see what I'll learn the second time through:)

  6. I haven't read any of this authors books but I know I need too. This one sounds great. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! Lovely review. :)


    1. You MUST read his books! (my suggestion pick up this one, then start the Jenny Pox series)

  7. Ooh a time travel book that is smart and action-packed AND it makes you want to pick up Slaughterhouse Five? DO WANT! I've heard wonderful things about this book already, but your review makes me even more excited to buy my copy. Fab review Aimeekay!

  8. wonderful, mainly as I love the cover. I'm glad it was that good!

  9. Lovely review! I love this author and must check it out.

  10. I am happy to hear that JL Bryan has another winner. I am featuring it during Something Wicked and I am excited. I love that it is action packed and I am ok with 18 and over content.

  11. I've only ever started one Bryan book before, but it just didn't pull me in so I gave up. But this sounds totally up my alley, and I think I'd enjoy Raven as a character quite a bit.
    Great review, AimeeKay!

  12. I love time travel books, and I heard that he does it right in this one. I'm definitely wanting to read this one day when I'm able to add it to my plate. So glad you enjoyed it AimeeKay!

  13. Awesome review, and I love that cover..eep. I am so delighted this delivered, this is on my wishlist..i love so many of the elements in it! Thanks for sharing:)

  14. I am reading this one now and I'm so glad you liked it! So far it feels like such a departure from his other books. I'm loving it too and so far Raven is a very smart streetwise gal! (I hate saying girl when we use guy).

    Excellent review despite the fact that I skimmed a bit!! I love your reviews! But don't feel left out Mel-I love yours too!


  15. I've been waiting to hear someones thoughts on this one. I love this cover and the sounds of it. Sounds like a great read. :D Thank you!

  16. Thank you all for the wonderful comments! Glad you liked the review! I really enjoyed this one and was really happy I got a chance to read it!


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