Monday, June 21, 2010

"The sun shone down on the remarkable island of Manhattan ..."

This is going to be short and sweet.  Linda Buckley-Archer's Gideon Trilogy is a fantastic series.  You can read my thoughts on the first book and the second book or you can just take my word that it's worth reading and go out and get this one, The Time Quake, as well as The Time Travelers and The Time Thief.  If you like youth series like Harry Potter or His Dark Materials, historical fiction or time travel, you will probably love this series.

I'm not going to summarize this third volume because of the whole spoiler thing but, again, these three books follow a single plot line so they are best read in order.  They tell the story of two children, Peter and Kate, who get thrown back in time by an experiment gone wrong.  In the past they meet true friends but also formidable villains.  Their only wish is to get back to their families but repairing the damage that they and others have done to the timeline might have to be their priority.

I'm so glad to have grabbed this series!  I needed something like this to get me out of my reading slump over the last few months.  It was exciting and complex but also sweet and a bit sad -- overall, a very satisfying story.

Satisfied with the present (for the present),

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  1. This sounds fab. I love HP. I might read these.

  2. I've been admiring the covers on these books every time I go in a bookstore for a while now, but I wasn't sure whether they'd be worth the time. I looooove time travel stories.

  3. Paige - I would love to hear if you do read them.

    Jenny - I think that you would really like these!