Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Book Shelf: Traveler (Traveler #1) by L.E. DeLano

Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities.

But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles—Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it…This Jessa is going to live.

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Traveler is L.E DeLano’s debut novel and is an easily entertaining tale of multidimensional travelling, romance and danger. 

Jessa has spent her whole life dreaming of faraway lands and vivid lives, writing down her tales and imagining stories of danger and romance and adventure. But Jessa knows that’s all they are; stories…..until the starring character in many of her imaginings, Finn, turns up in real life and gives Jessa the shock of her life. Finn is everything she envisioned, but he complicates things further when he explains to Jessa that she has an incredible ability that allows her to travel through dimensions. Being able to travel through multiple realities is a thrilling, and scary possibility, but with all the Jessa’s dying in their respective worlds, something sinister is happening and Finn and Jessa will need to work out what before Jessa herself becomes a casualty. 

I’ve had the pleasure of reading a few time travel novels lately that I’ve really loved, so I had high hopes for Traveler and while it didn’t blow me away as I had hoped it would, I still found it to be an easy, engaging tale. Traveler is an interesting read with L.E DeLano weaving together interdimensional travel, multiple realities, romance, action, danger and all kinds of mayhem in her debut. It was highly entertaining.

The characters were easy enough to follow, enough fleshed out to appeal whilst not being too over baring. Right now I like Jessa and Finn and even Jessa’s best friend Ben, although I’m not completely sold on the romance between Finn and Jessa. And yet I like them as a couple, so there is that complexity. 

I have to admit the final few chapters and the epilogue of Traveler were both saddening and shocking. I wasn’t expecting L.E DeLano to end the novel the way she did at all and am a bit perplexed by it if I’m honest. It complicates things and certainly opens up a lot of possibilities for future books, but it means so much more emotion is going to be involved and I don’t know if my heart can take any kind of love triangle-square-hexagon etc. 

Traveler is a tale you can’t help but plod along with and was cute. For me the best parts of the book came towards the end where DeLano ups the stakes and leaves her readers shocked up some unexpected developments. I’m intrigued by what L.E Delano has planned for the rest of the series and am looking forward to seeing what happens after the events of the startling ending! 

Sent for review by Xpresso Book Tours and the author (Thank you ladies!)
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Format: Kindle ebook

Release Date: February 7th 2017
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Final Thoughts: Overall a decent read that ended in an unexpected way and left me ready for more. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the sequel.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an entertaining page turner! Great review, Rachel!


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