Friday, November 29, 2013

Erasing Time by C.J Hill

Rating 4 out of 5
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (August 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062123920
ISBN-13: 978-0062123923

When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that's so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can't go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city

Ok so a weird side effect of my pregnancy is I don't like reading, and when I do read I am exceptionally picky. I read this when I was pregnant. I liked it. I liked it a lot.

This was an interesting concept well executed. I liked the world building attention to detail, and didn't feel like I was being inundated with information. The story had a good flow and was logical. There was not a lot of information dumping which was good or convenient story telling to make it work.

I am a bit of a history buff so was delighted to read the future societies interpretation of things we take for granted today in western culture. Like talking cartoon animals; the future society believed animals talked (animals are not in existence in the future domed world). It made me really think about what we "know" about past cultures today.

Another fun aspect for me was the misinterpretation of 21st Century language; and how it had evolved into this future society. The author cleverly made the main future characters historians who specialised in ancient languages. I enjoyed how the twins turned our common phrases into their own language.

Without being all spoilery I will just say the religious code was really clever.

The story was interesting and not always predictable. It was good and I am eager to read the next book.

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