Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

by Ryan Graudin
Publication Date:  September 26, 2017
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre:  Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction
Pages: 465
Source:  Publisher via NetGalley
Format:  eARC
Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐1/2 (3.5/5 Stars)

*I received the advanced reader's copy of this book from the publisher for review.  This does not affect my opinion or the content of my review.  All thoughts/opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.  I am an Amazon affiliate and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through one of my links.

Time flies when you're plundering history.
Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

I really wanted to read this book because I love time travel stories, and I found Invictus to be an intriguing time travel adventure. 

What I liked:

Time travel!  There are some action-packed time traveling moments in this book that I really enjoyed.

The interesting and quirky characters, especially Imogen, Far's cousin and a member of his crew.  I just really loved her character.

Ryan Graudin's writing.  The story flowed pretty well and I look forward to reading more from this author.

What I Didn't Like

This was a long book and it took me forever to read, even though I did find it pretty intriguing.  I wish it was a little shorter.

Some parts involving the time travel did get a little confusing, but time travel stories usually end up confusing me.


Overall, this was a pretty good time travel story that I would recommend checking out.  

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