Book Review: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Title: Nomad
Author: J.L. Bryan
Published: July 26, 2013
Genre: Dystopian, Time Travel, 
Source: ARC from Author

They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.

Back to the Future meets Looper meets The Time Traveler’s Wife

This is the first time I’m reading from J.L. Bryan. He didn’t waste any time and told action-packed scenes right from the start of this time-travel dystopian world he created. It was refreshing to think about time travel very deeply. In Nomad, every decision corresponds with a great consequence. Reading about characters talk about the events when interfering with the past makes my head go fuzzy –in a good way. I enjoyed reading about Raven’s struggle to find out what is really her mission, her attempts on seducing Logan (impeccably entertaining, I might add) and advanced technology/weapons she uses that adds to her bad-ass character. The flow of the story was smooth, at the same time, gripping. I would like to read more about Eliad’s story. Hell, I would love to read more about Eliad and Raven’s story or if I’m luck, their love story.

A vastly enjoyable read that dystopian and non-dystopian fans will adore. If you want to see a different point of view regarding changing the past or just want to try out on reading a diverse story, then this is for you!

"The book also made her see war in a new way - not as a clash between good and evil, but a senseless collision of misguided, ignorant people"

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