Thursday, March 14, 2013

Peggy seiously rocked this story and blew me away with many twists that I just did not expect.

Eighteen-year-old Sage Hannigan wants to get back to her own time, preferably one that hasn’t been destroyed by an underworld plot brewing in Edwardian-era South Carolina. How hard can it be? 
All she has to do is:
1. Learn to use newly acquired warping skills to bend time to her will.2. Take out a few rogue vampires.3. Join an ancient secret society.4. Figure out who is putting the time stream in jeopardy. 5. Find and maim whoever invented the corset.
Sage never asked to be chosen by the Druid Priestess, Amerach, to become a Warper. She also never asked to have the future hanging on her shoulders or to warp a hundred years into the past. She certainly never asked to meet Dr. Aldwin Blake, who would make her question her desire to get back to her own time. But if she fails her mission, people will die, history will change, and the present she wishes to return to will be no more.
Release Date: December 2012
Review Copy: Kindle

**Author provided for event
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    Contingency was another novel that I read the description awhile back and was interested but the wait between reading the description and reading the book kind of cleared my memory.  Basically this book and I got a fresh and surprising start because of my short term memory and it really turned out for the best.  This one was just chalk full of surprised and one element I really have come to love: time travel.

  The story was fairly fast paced and a lot happened in what felt like a short period of time but there was passage of time that is not described.  This time was needed and due to the length of time it was understandable.  (name) travelled back to the year 1904 only to discover that so many things are not what she though and there is more to the world than she ever believed.  The reason for her return: to save the world.  Okay maybe that is kind of drastic but she was taken back for a reason and to stop some dramatic changes. There is a lot to do and a mission to accomplish but the question was, can a girl from 2004 save 1904?

  Sage was kind of a loner.  Not that she was anti social but with no family and no close friends she wasn't exactly surrounded by people that would miss her.  This worked to her advantage because missing for months could be hard to explain if you had people that were constant in your life.  I did enjoy Sage's witty and stubborn attitude and got many giggles out of it.  The free speech that she was used to just wasn't acceptable in 1904 and well 18 years kind if builds up habits.  Though she did tone it down Sage remained her outspoken self and frequently refused to be pushed about.  Actually I don't think that there was a bone in her that was weak, she was an all around determined person.  This however did not extend to the love department but we will get to that later.

  There are actually quite a few secondary character.  Travis, Elaine, Phoebe and a couple others that just aren't coming to mind right now.  The first three stand out because they all play a small part in (name) life in 1904.  Though these people stand out I never really felt a particular connection to any of them.  Travis was the one to find Sage when she arrived in 1904 and kind of saved her but beyond that he plays a fairly minor part in the grand scheme of things, same as Phoebe.  Elaine was a little more major but I never really got a true feel for her.  That did explain a lot though in he end.

  This was quite a start for Peggy.  She has many elements that are working for her and the fact that she managed to create such a great story while combining these elements speaks volumes of her talent.  Relativity is out and I am itching to get my hands on it to see what happens to Sage and how she deals with her new found issue! Congrats to you Peggy and I look forward to more from you.

Sometimes life can unexpected.  Sometimes things surprise you and all you can do is roll with the punches or let them beat you to a bloody pulp.

I turned the corner across from my apartment building and promptly collided with someone.  I yelped as I jumped back and immediately grabbed my two-ton messenger bag, fully prepared to whack the crap out of my assailant.

I stepped in front of the full-length mirror to see if I looked as foolish as I felt.  My eyes widened.  If it weren't for the cut lip and scrapes on my cheek, I'd have looked quite respectable.  I snorted at my reflection.  Respectable, my fanny!

Something had to be wrong... I mean this was a drunken version of Mary Poppins!  It was just all kinds of wrong.

I felt more than I heard a deep chuckle, probably because even though I was arguing, my body had gone limp in his arms.  Traitorous hormones!

Peggy was super generous and offered up 2 Kindle Copy Sets of 
her book and 2 large swag packs!! I love swag <3

1 comment:

  1. I think you're missing a title for this post!

    I love the cover of this book - the giant clock is kind of cool :D

    Your review is really long and thorough! I'm not a huge fan of time-travel, but I feel like I should read more of them, to be more exposed to the concept. Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red series is a really great time-travel series :)

    Great review!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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