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Posted June 28, 2014
Posted March 23, 2014
Time Return by Micah Caida is the 2nd book in her Red Moon series. Having read the first book, I was prepared for this adventure, as I now knew this world and the majority of the characters. I love the start of the book description, which perfectly says it all when starting this book.
Her Time. His Time. No Time
Rayen promised to return, Gabby must return, and Tony can’t return.
When we left off in Time Trap, Rayen, Gabby and Tony were back in their own time. The three of them have become so much closer and in sync with each other. With Gabby having adverse reactions, they need to go back, and the three of them will work together to make it happen.
Returning to the Red Moon sphere (in the future), they arrive to much destruction, though only a few days passed. The situation is dire, and Rayen is ready and willing to help Callan fight off the Tecknati enemies, to save the children and find a way for them all to go home. Though throughout this book, this does not look possible. I will not give spoilers, as it is impossible to tell too much, without being too revealing
We get to see the characters we got to know in Time Trap, especially Callan, Mathias, V’ru, Jaxxson , and the two I hated (Zilya and Etoi), as well as two new great characters, Kaz and Kenja. I loved how the friendship of Rayen, Gabby and Tony evolved, as well as Callan and Rayen’s slow build romance. This is young adult/children, so there is not much romance other than the strong feelings between them.
This was such an exciting adventure, lots of action, as well as learning more details about the upcoming prophecy, which will decide their future. I was totally hooked by the fast start, and had to finish the book in one day. What I found amazing is that Micah Caida has been able to convince us that these children, especially the main characters (11-17), are strong fierce survivalists, capable of doing the things we watch them do. We learn to care about them and root for them all the way. Rayden is a wonderful heroine, whose powers keep growing, and somehow, someway, she is going to be the one piece that will save them, when this trilogy ends. At least I hope so. I also loved Gabby, who has grown so much since this series started, which technically is only a few days or so. Another plus for Caida is how she has taken three characters (Rayen, Gabby & Tony), so very different, and allowed them to develop a bonding and strong friendship.
Time Return is as story of survival, time travel, futuristic, friendship, villians, battles, sci fi, prophecy and a nice simple romance. This is not just a story for young adults, as it is a very exciting story for all ages. I cannot wait for the final story in this trilogy, Time Lock.
Posted February 28, 2014
This is one of those series that gets people addicted to reading. Book #2 was just as magnificent as the first! Since the world was established so well in the first book, the second book really helped build the story. It starts off strong and exciting, and stays like that all the way through to the major cliff-hanger ending. It is so easy to forget that these characters are kids because they are dealing with a very tough situation, and are actually handling it fairly well. I found some of the greatest moments in this book are when you are reminded how vulnerable they really are. They are all being used as pawns to destroy each other, and it is difficult to see it happen, but the story is so intriguing and fascinating. There are a lot of new things revealed in this book. Many of the questions from book #1 are answered, and some information given in this book really had me wondering about what book #3 will bring. It ended in a way I didn't see coming at all. I can't believe how much happened in this book. It was just a matter of a few days, but characters, relationships, powers, and even worlds changed dramatically, and it all seems to be connected. I absolutely loved it, and I love that I am left wondering. I normally don't care for cliff-hangers, but I'm very excited about this one because I know Micah Caida has nothing but greatness waiting for us in the next book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 21, 2014
I truly love this book. It is just as mesmerizing as the first book, Time Trap. I am looking forward to the conclusion, Time Lock, which should be coming out this summer.
Again, we follow Rayen, and her two friends who go to another world through a special laptop computer where they interact with strange plant life, animals, and the young children with "special" abilities. They also are trying to help this special group fight the powers who encased them in this prison world.