Monday, January 19, 2015

{REVIEW} A Time to Reap by Jonas Lee

Title: A Time to Reap
Author: Jonas Lee
Series: The Legend of Carter Gabel #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publication: July 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pemberton Academy is not just a school, it’s a gathering place for the children of the future that are afflicted with Temporal Displacement and Telepathy; in short, time travelers and mind readers who have been diagnosed with this “disease.” The Academy is not all as it seems after an explosion nearly takes one of its classmates, but not before Carter Gabel rescues her by using an unknown symptom related to his described illness. An unsanctioned group called the Program begins taking notice as the two classmates exhibit stronger abilities when they are together. Carter's sense of reality begins to unwind as he learns more about his estranged father's involvement with it all.

Carter will have to overcome the past of his father leaving, the present of an unknown adversary hunting him down and a future that seems to change with each decision he makes. He will have to learn who to trust out of the people in his life if he wants to conquer the looming notion that the government may be hunting him down because of his developing abilities.

Jonas Lee's assisstent contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing this book. She thought I'd like it and after I read the blurb and googled a bit I gladly accepted and well, she was right! I highly enjoyed it! I'm usually not so much into time traveling and all that stuff because it can get very confusing but even while "A Time to Reap" had some confusing moments I still didn't lose interest and wanted to know what will happen next.

Carter Gabel is the main character of this series and definitely likeable! He's sarcastic, tough, snarky and very brave but has also this "sensitive" side and nope, I don't mean that negatively! He's not ashamed to cry or show his feelings and I really liked that about him ... most guys in books are the tough bad boys that show no emotions, so Carter was quite refreshing! What makes him special are probably his abilities but also his character and his funny responses.

His relationship with Mo was not really my thing at first. It was insta-love and, for my taste, it happened way too quickly. I still liked how well they worked together and how easily they understood each other. They're supportive, understanding, encouraging and as a team unbeatable.

The story was fast-paced, full of action and very interesting but also a bit confusing. There were many twists and characters we got to know throughout the book but all in all it was absolutely exciting. I especially liked the ending with Carter's parents and how everything turned out - that really gripped me and made me curious for the second book!

So, if you're interested in time traveling and want to read an action-packed book filled with amazing twists and great characters I think this could be something for you! It's a promising start to a series and therefore I'd highly recommend it! :)


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