TEMPORAL DREAMS

Verdict: TEMPORAL DREAMS is a fun and interesting read for fans of YA fiction and/or theoretical physics, and will appeal to anyone who has ever wished they could go back in time and change at least one thing in their past.

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4.0

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Kairi has led a mostly average life as a foster kid in Colorado. That is, until she goes to sleep in a car in 2019 and wakes up in 1999. Meanwhile, in Australia, Kyle is preparing to take on the mantle, from his dying father, of official Traveler of his time. Though seemingly as far apart as can be, these two strangers share a unique gift: the ability to travel through time. Kyle has grown up learning how to enter the Dreaming, a place in which all of time can be accessed, preparing to use his gift on sanctioned missions for his family’s organization. Kairi has no idea what’s happening to her, and blunders her way through history to try and save herself from the tragic events of her past.

Kairi and Kyle’s storylines, while connected, remain separate for the bulk of the novel. They each must go on their own journey through time in order to truly understand their gift, until finally they meet and devise a plan to rewrite their histories. The plot of this novel is clearly well-researched, and the author’s knowledge of the subject of theoretical time travel apparent. A few attempts are made at explaining time travel through physics, which sometimes feels like an awkward break in the plot. However, the author also includes a whole page on the physics of time travel at the end of the novel, which should suffice for readers who are genuinely curious.

The majority of Kyle’s story prior to meeting Kairi consists of him deciding to go back in time to fix something, destroying a timeline, and then going back in time again, only to cause more harm. His trips through time are repetitively disastrous, and may leave the reader feeling caught in a time loop of their own, wondering if there will ever be more to his story. Kyle as a character lacks a certain amount of depth, which can make it hard for the reader to relate to him. He never quite seems to manage a realistic emotional response to his various, unfortunate predicaments. Kairi’s story is a bit more interesting, though her character can be equally unrealistic on occasion. The reader is left truly wanting her to succeed at improving her tragic life as an orphan through her jaunts into the past. She’s a quicker study than Kyle, and swiftly learns how to make the right changes to the timeline without causing irreparable harm. The conclusion of the novel neatly, and a bit hastily, ties up all loose ends with a bow, leaving the reader satisfied, if a little confused at the turn of events.Watch Froning The Fittest Man In History (2015) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

TEMPORAL DREAMS is a fun and interesting read for fans of YA fiction and/or theoretical physics, and will appeal to anyone who has ever wished they could go back in time and change at least one thing in their past.

~Hayley Singleton for IndieReader