Tuesday, January 27, 2015

REVIEW: All the Butterflies in the World

All the Butterflies in the World
Rodney Jones

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 10.28.2014
Pages: 300

Recommended by: Red Adept Publishing, Read 2 Review
Date read: 1.26.2015

Summary: With her senior looming, Tess McKinnon has two goals: hanging out with her best friend, Liz, and avoiding her judgmental, alcoholic mother.  Then yummy John Bartley arrives - to tell Mrs. McKinnon that her daughter is dead.  Distinctly still alive, Tess is baffled by John's tale of 1800 time travel, rewritten lives, and love.  She knows she's never seen him before, but her feelings refuse to be denied.
            When Tess and John discover an aged newspaper clipping that indicates John's uncle was hanged for Tess's murder in 1875, John decides to return to his time to save his uncle's life.  Not really sure she even believes in this time travel stuff, Tess checks the article after John leaves.  The words have changed, and she is horrified to find that John has been hanged instead.
            Armed with determination and modern ingenuity, Tess must abandon her past and risk her future for a chance to catch her own killer and find her first love for the second time.
            Sequel to The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains.

When I finished off the first book (The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains), I was a little ticked off.  Knowing that there was a second one, that Tess and John were going to have to go through all of this again was exciting, but at the same time, frustrating.  Especially knowing that they were going to re-meet each other because, even though I enjoyed their first conversation, there was something about the beginning of the last book that I found boring.  (It got much better, so please, if you read that one, stick it out.)

This book was totally different.  Seriously.  From the very beginning, I was intrigued.  John meeting Tess for the first time was not as awkward (even though it was for her) and I was immediately pulled into the story.  This story brought out more emotions in me and I liked the characters more in this book than I did in the last.  All-in-all, definitely an interesting and different series, like no other time travel series I've read before, so if you're a time travel fan, these are two books you should add to your TBR list. :)

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