Sunday, July 13, 2014
Neverwas (The Amber House Trilogy #2) by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed
This is the second book in a series and I have not read the first book. However, I enjoyed this book and was able to follow it well. In this book sixteen year old Sarah is living in an alternate reality/timestream that exists because she changed time in the last book. Her family's ancestral home, Amber House, apparently, according to the Nazi in this book, sits in an area where several ley lines converge, making magic run rampant in the house. In this time, the U.S. did not win independence from England and is split into two or three separate countries, the Nazis are still in power in Europe, slavery lasted much longer, and technology is behind that of today in a kind of steampunk/gothic way. While in Amber house, Sarah sees visions of the past and she vaguely remembers a different life in another time. It is up to her to follow the clues that her ancestors left for her so that she can change time again and fix the horrible errors that happened after the first time she changed time. There is mystery, intrigue, romance - a bit disappointing because there are two boys who love Sarah - hints of Twilight's inception of the teen love triangle genre, but all in all, it is a very good book and I look forward to reading the next one.