ARC Review: The Syndicate (Timewaves #1) by Sophie Davis
Date to be Published: March 1, 2015
Publisher: Dabber & Baehr
Genre: Time Travel
Review: ARC ecopy provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past. As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2446-89 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Her job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate's clientele.
Stassi's next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions.
Because history isn’t playing out as it should be—a first for the syndicate. When the stakes are raised and it becomes a matter of life or death, Stassi and Gaige must ultimately decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it.
I received an ARC to give an honest review.
If anyone who knows me knows I am not huge on time travel books, it is just something about them that turns me away from reading them. So when I was offered a copy I figured I would give it a try worse case is that I do not enjoy it.
As I started reading I found myself wondering about how the time travel would work and how this world would be. I thought it was neat that you can suffer from time illness which isn't good for those affected by it. Stassi is a runner she and her partner Gage recover items from the past for clients pretty neat. The thing with Stassi is she has always wondered about her past so when a job comes up for her to maybe get answers to who her parents are she jumps at the chance. Though it seems that there is more that is going on in Paris in 1925 than Stassi and Gage thought.
This job is suppose to take a while but with everything going on will they even be able to complete the job and will Stassi get the answers she wants?
I really enjoyed the setting of Paris in that year, we get a taste of the clothing worn, the parties that were held to how women and men acted. I thought it was really neat we get to meet Hemingway.
I loved how Stassi and Gage interacted as partners they had the humor in tough times which I thought made them two working together perfect.
Though this is set in the future I didn't get that vibe the only thing that stuck with me is how they could time travel other than that I figured the year was 2016.
Now one thing that I was hoping for was closure to the killings that were going on. Is it forever in history? Or was it wiped away? To understand that you have to read the book.
The way the ending left off I do wonder what book two will have in store for us especially with a new runner coming into play.
"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.
The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and a rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions—with frequent social media appearances—as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.
For more information, visit www.SophieDavisBooks.com