The Chronos Files Series by Rysa Walker
An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner—Grand Prize and Young Adult Fiction. Now a Kindle World and Kindle in Motion feature item.
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.
Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of events that follows.
Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does Kate have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?
To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key—one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy—her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene. But their growing bond threatens everything Kate is trying to rebuild with Trey, her boyfriend who can’t remember the relationship she can’t forget.
As evidence of Saul’s twisted mind builds, Kate’s missions become more complex, blurring the line between good and evil. Which of the people Saul plans to sacrifice in the past can she and Kiernan save without risking their ultimate goal—or their own lives?
The Cyrists are swiftly moving into position to begin the Culling, and Kate’s options are dwindling. With each jump to the past or the future, Kate may trigger a new timeline shift. Worse, the loyalties of those around her—including the allegiances of Kiernan and the Fifth Column, the shadowy group working with Kate—are increasingly unclear.
Kate will risk everything, including her life, to prevent the future her grandfather and the Cyrists have planned. But, when time runs out, it may take an even bigger sacrifice to protect the people she loves.
Fly Girl’s Review:
So I realize you are expecting a review of each book in the series, but I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read the whole thing, so I’m going to tell you a bit about why I love this series and some of where it may go in the future, based on my surprise crystal ball you’ll get to see next week when we reveal the giveaway winner.
I started reading this series back in 2015. It happened to come up on an Amazon Prime ad and it looked very interesting. I got sucked in right away, but with the wickedcoolflight blog taking off, I found I didn’t have as much time to read the two following books, so I would read them in between other books I’d committed to review on the blog. That is the reason this has taken so long to be reviewed on our blog.
To the review: Rysa has a way of making you believe in this world she’s created. It really is a dystonia society she builds throughout the course of the trilogy, kindle world, and other facets of the Chronos Files Series. She uses real history, you can research on your own, from around the world and then brings people from the future in to chronicle the events or time-frames. What could possibly go wrong, you think?? Well, you aren’t supposed to mess with time, but of course, Kate’s Grandfather can’t help himself so he builds a plan to become the most powerful man in the world by making small fundamental changes in the historical timeline…You’ll have to read the books to get more than that from me though.
What she does really well is create these dynamic characters that deal with issues based on time travel, but also, just normal everyday life events, like going to prom or on a date, even overbearing parents. This is why it’s so believable, you can imagine yourself in the exact situation, struggling with the same decisions. I think this makes it a very good book for teenagers and young adults. There are situations she makes bad decisions in and has to live with the consequences, while at other times Kate makes good decisions and things work out. But mostly she makes decisions based on information at hand and finds out there was way more to know before she made the decision and now how does she deal with things.
The cool thing about this series is Rysa has got the first book in Kindle in Motion which gives it lots of layers of fun. Amazon also picked this to be a Kindle World, so several other scifi writers are writing in her world so it keeps expanding. Also there may be other things in the works, like a video game, more illustrated novellas, and possible something on the big screen. Who knows how far this will go, but it certainly has the space to create all of these possibilities and more. Remember time is infinite. Enjoy these reads and let me know what you think.
Series Rating: 5 of 5 Propellers
Giveaway: The book is signed by Rysa.
On Tuesday, 8 May, we will announce the winner of our giveaway and there will be another Surprise from Rysa for our passengers. So come by on Tuesday and see what we’ve got for you.
Connect with Rysa Walker
RYSA WALKER is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The CHRONOS Files has sold nearly half a million copies since 2013 and has been translated into fourteen languages.
Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the final book in The Delphi Trilogy, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the time nor the patience for reality TV.