Yes, I’m still doing my read-a-thon. I’m now reading all C.J. Hill books. I read the time traveling series “Erasing Time” and “Echo in Time.” I love these books. It’s my 2nd time around reading them and I love them even more.
What an exciting book! Identical twins, Taylor and Sheridan get abducted into the 25th century. Lots of things have changed in the future and not for the good. Echo and his dad Jeth are “wordsmiths” who study and speak the English version from the 21st century. They’re called to help the scientist figure out what went wrong by speaking to the girls. They don’t know why the time machine made a mistake and brought two teenage girls instead of the scientist they were searching for. Echo’s twin Joseph was recently killed by the evil Dakine group. They have more power and control than the government. Echo is ready to escape but his plans change as he becomes attached to Sheridan and wants to help her. Taylor who is the genius of the twins comes up with a dangerous plan to destroy the time machine, hoping to prevent anyone else from experiencing the same terrible fate of being stuck in the future. They have to do this and escape before the government erases their memory and installs a tracking device.
C.J. Hill’s word-play is spectacular. With the slang we use today the girls are able to disguise what they’re planning. It’s hilarious to see through the eyes of those in the future how ridiculous our sayings really are. The story keeps you wondering, who is bad? Who can they trust? How will they return home? It’s a must read, not only for Sci-Fi fans but those who enjoy a good love story.
ECHO IN TIME
What a great sequel to Erasing Time! C.J. Hill is a clever writer. It’s Dystopia, Time Traveling, and Romance all wrapped up in a great adventure. The book continues with the funny slang words we use that make no sense in the future.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read book one
The story continues with Taylor and Sheridan who got sucked up in a time machine to the 25th century. It’s only been a couple months since they escaped Traventon. They are living in Santa Fe. Sheridan and Joseph are in the beginnings of a developing relationship. The government in Santa Fe believes the time strainer is dangerous. Taylor and Joseph and some of Santa Fe finest military men are picked to go back and destroy the machine. The assignment is dangerous but all is going as planned until they learn everyone has their own secret mission. When Joseph uses the time machine to save his twin brother Echo it messes with time and now Sheridan never escaped from Traventon. Joseph has to save her before her mind is wiped clean. Echo is trying to help Taylor destroy the time strainer but he has his own agenda too and nothing is going smoothly. Will they be able to escape Traventon, again?
Here’s a quick scene from “Echo in Time”
“Really?” Taylor asked him. “You would try to pick me up?”
Echo tightened his grip on her waist. “Do you need me to carry you again?” Are you having trouble walking?”
“No,” she said. “Picking someone up is a twenty-first-century way of saying that, you know, you’re hitting on someone.”
Hitting on someone? Before he could ask about that, she said, “I mean, you want to hook up with them, hang out…” She must have seen the blank look on his face. “It means you’re interested and you want to date them.”
He lifted his eyebrows. “That all sounds so violent. What exactly did you do on dates in the twenty-first century?”
“Never mind,” she said. “A lot of our slang didn’t make sense, and I have no idea why we said any of it…”
Book Trailer for Echo in Time : https://youtu.be/wgeq_OTaFVE