Monday, June 18, 2012

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

Erasing Time
Erasing Time
Author: C.J. Hill
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 368
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
In this high-action and romantic futuristic adventure, there is no escape from the future for two contemporary girls pulled out of their own time.

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 moblike Dakine fights against the government, and somehow Taylor and Sheridan find themselves in the middle. The only way to elude them all is to trust 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.~Goodreads
I loved the world in this book. I want to live there. SO bad. It was so fantastically amazing. And the characters in this book!? So insanely unique, even the twins Taylor and Sheridan were completely different. And the people who live in Traventon? So phenomenally eccentric in the most unbelievable way! 

The people who live in Traventon believe that animals used to talk, based off of our 'records’ such as Winnie the Pooh and Little Red Riding Hood. They also don’t understand slag words such as ‘totally' and they incorporate Spanish words/phrases in to their version of modern English. Oh! And they think that we worship Santa! Ha! (That scene was absolutely adorable!)

And speaking of adorable...I absolutely LOVED Echo, the boy Sheridan and Taylor meet when they first get zapped to Traventon. He has blue hair. 'Nuff said. :P And he's also a major sweetheart! He helps Sheridan and Taylor throughout the whole book when he doesn’t have to. Echo and his dad, Jeth, are wordsmiths who study terms and customs that came from 400 years prior, so they’re both utterly captivated by the girls. And i loved being able to see how Echo felt about them! His POV was one of my favorite things about this book!

But my most favoritest thing!? SKIN DYES!! They’re tattoos that you can change at any freaking time!! SO AMAZE!! Just check out what I mean:
“When it came to dying their faces, Taylor covered her cheeks and eyelids with blue-and-white swirls that looked like spinning wheels. Sheridan went with a flesh-tone face dye to erase her freckles, then Echo painted a succession of gold stars that dipped around one eyebrow and down onto her cheek. Elise applied lip and eyeliner dye, then transformed Sheridan’s eyelids into two golden patches.”
SO FREAKING BOMB, RIGHT?! Right.

But that’s not to say that Traventon is without its dangers. There are plenty of people who are out to hurt Sheridan and Taylor and there’s a dangerous gang that lurks there as well. But Echo sticks by their side and tries to protect them by any means necessary.

And THEN! There was this one COMPLETELY INSANE twist that hit me in the gut and I was like, “WHOA.” And I wanted to cry, because it drastically changed how I felt about a certain character. Insane.

Overall Erasing Time is a fresh new dystopian that should not be missed! I am EAGARLY awaiting to see what happens next with Taylor, Sheridan and Echo! I canNOT wait to dive back into their world!

Annnd i had to share one of my favoritest scenes between Echo and Sheridan because it was just SUPER precious! <3

“My freckles are natural too. I wouldn’t have put them on my face otherwise.”
“I like your freckles.” He dropped the strand of hair and ran a finger across the trail of freckles on the bridge on her nose. “They were top fashion three years ago. Everyone wore them.”
“Just my luck. I missed being beautiful by three years.”
His finger made a slow line down her cheek. It was the smallest of touches and made her tingle. “You haven’t missed anything. You’re beautiful now.” 

12 comments:

  1. AWWW!!! THAT LAST QUOTE MAKES ME SO HAPPY! I can't wait to read this one! :D

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    1. RIGHT?! I was melting into a puddle of gooooo!

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  2. This book sounds so interesting! And a love interest with blue hair, named Echo? I'm there! Great review.(:

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    1. Thank you!! And yes! I was totally hooked my his name & hair but his personality made me stay! Lol

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  3. Wow, I actually had a story idea similar to this . . . guess they beat me to the punch;) I'll have to check it out!! Sounds awesome

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  4. This book sounds awesome!! Love that last quote too!! Awesome review hon, I am now even more excited for this book!!

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    1. Thank you! You'll have to let me know if you end up reading it and what you think!! :)

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  5. I WAAAAANT to read this!! I want to meet the boy with the blue hair and I want SKIN DYES! I love your review baby b <3 and I can't wait to read this one!

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    1. JENA!!! LET'S GET MATCHING SKIN DYES!!!! AND LET'S MOVE TO TRAVENTON!!! Seriously, we'd LOVE it there! i just know!!! Start packing your things, we move next week. :P

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