Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister’s wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone.
Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.
Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world—a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them—before time runs out. (From Amazon)
I rate this a 4 out of 5 Stars.
I was contacted by Blue Rider Press to review this books sequel, “The Song Of The Orphans” so I figured before I read that, I should read the first book, So I hopped on Amazon, and bought this one. First impression, It’s HUGE!
So, having never heard of this series, I was nervous to start it, because it’s a lot of book to read and not enjoy. I was so pleasantly surprised. I have been reading a lot of psychological thrillers lately, so to take a break and read a Sci-Fi book was much appreciated.
The plotting, and world building in this book was phenomenal, the characters were relate-able and realistic, and made this journey though 608 pages incredibly easy. I loved sisters Hannah and Amanda, they gave this book the lightness that it needed. I was completely enthralled with the direction their characters were going and I truly believe any Sci-Fi lover could pick up this book and just devour it. I don’t have a lot of reading experience with Sci-Fi, but honestly, this book makes me want more!!!