[Review] Erasing Time

Monday, December 24, 2012

Title: Erasing Time
Series: Erasing Time #1
Author: C.J Hill
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen, HarperCollins Canada

Source:  ARC from Giselle @ Booknerd Canada!

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When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that's so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can't go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, "Erasing Time" explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

My Thoughts

I was intrigued by this book because of the time travel aspect. I always love a good time travel book, and I always say that there are never enough in the YA genre. And I have to say I did enjoy this book. 

We are introduced to twin sisters Sheridan and Taylor who are completely opposite to each other. One is a physics genius and the other loves literature and wants to become a teacher, much to her sisters dismay.  

I am not one for science, I never liked it high school and therefore perused a career that veered far from it. But there was a lot of math and science in this book, a little too much for me. At times I felt very confused as to what was being explained and what was happening. At times I felt overwhelmed by all of the explanations and such and I really wanted to know more about the story and its characters.

I thought the premise of the story was quite interesting and that in the future both language and society was quite different from our world right now. I didn't particularity like the clothing and hair color changes but that was a minor thing that I just ignored.

The characters were very interesting, especially Echo who had a past of his own that was quite interesting. I wanted more of him and of his life before the girls arrived there. I will say that the end came out of nowhere and I really liked being surprised, especially when I am known for figuring out the end before it happens.

This book was entertaining and adventurous, but was a bit complicated at times and left me a little confused. But if you love Science Fiction and Time Travel this book will give you everything you want. Intrigue, love story, suspense and adventure.

3.5/5 Stars

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  1. I really liked science (and that is why I continued to do something with it :p) so I think that those aspects are fascinating! Very interesting concept and it's good to hear that the characters are interesting. I can't wait to read this one! Good review :D


  2. You are reading such great books! What's with the covers with twins? Pivotal Point and this one. Well... I guess that's it so whatever. They look beautiful anyways. I'm the same with science. I think most readers are like that.

  3. I'm glad you liked this one. I love science fiction and time travel so I just had to rate it a 4! I liked the concept of this one too :D

  4. I read Erasing Time a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. The world building and future society were quite interesting. I really appreciate that C.J. Hill stuck with Sheridan/Echo as the romantic interest and didn't turn it into a Sheridan/Echo/Taylor conflict. I'm with you, I wanted more Echo also. I found him and his story to be quite intriguing. I'm hoping his story will get fleshed out more in the next book.

  5. as a lover of both sci-fi and time travel definitely checking this one out