Friday, 21 August 2015

Review: Insight Kindling (The Call to Search Everywhen #2) by Chess Desalls

23510730Title: Insight Kindling
Author: Chess Desalls
Series: The Call to Search Everywhen
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Publisher: Czidor Lore, LLC
Publication date: January 13th 2015
Pages: 218 (kindle)
Source: received from author

Call faces charges against her for changing the past. Her use of the Travel Glasses resulted in the creation of two writings that affected the lives of Edgar, the inventor of the Travel Glasses, and Valcas, their prior owner. Now Calla must explain her actions before the Time and Space Travel Agency.

The hearing does not end well. The travel commissioner finds Calla guilty as charged and forces her to choose between two harsh penalties. Despite the risk of becoming lost herself, Calla accepts a dangerous travel mission that may help her find her father. She teams up with a group of talented travelers. While working with them, she soon discovers that she has a special travel talent of her own.

Pursued by he sentient being of white light that's been tracking her father's bloodline, Calla fears her newfound talents may not be enough to protect her and her teammates before they complete their mission.

Insight Kindling is the second installment in The Call to Search Everywhen serial series. 

Insight Kindling starts off right where Travel Glasses left off. I always love it when authors do that, otherwise I just keep wondering what has happened in the time between. And it was also perfect for this series because so much was going on at the end of the first book.

The story of this series is original; I do not think I have ever read anything like this before. A lot of things that were a bit unclear in the first book become so much clearer now. The first book focused a lot on world building and Calla coming to terms with her new life. Now that she accepted all that was going on she could grow so much more as a character. I really liked the direction she was going into. She showed that she would take responsibility for her actions and that she would do what had to be done. But then by the end she made some poor decisions again. But what annoyed me the most was the mood swings she had towards Valcas. It seems to be a recurring aspect in many YA novels and I honestly do not know why. Insight Kindling was more focused on the romance between the characters than the previous books and I believe that the book would have been fine without it. There is so much going on that I feel like the romance aspect was not really necessary.

Valcas really grew on me during this book. I was not a big fan of him during the first novel but he finally showed his good side and I really appreciated that. And I enjoyed getting an insight in his POV. All the new characters that were introduced in this book were very likeable. And I am looking forward to see them again in the next book.

Overall I really enjoyed reading this book; I really enjoy all the action that is mixed with the time travel aspect. This series is unique and original in its own way. If you are looking for a series about time travel then I would definitely recommend this series to you. Personally I am looking forward to the next book in this series. 


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