Review - Lost Through Time by Jessica Tornese

Welcome to Out of Control Character's review of Lost Through Time by Jessica Tornese. I absolutely love this series, even though it's only on book 2, and I can't wait for book 3 to come out. How do I know there will be a book 3? Believe me, you will too once you read Lost Through Time. First, though, you need to read Linked Through Time, to discover why Kate feels the need to time travel! Once you read these books, you will know why Jessica is the 2012 Author of the Year at Solstice Publishing!

Author Bio: Jessica Tornese's debut novel, Linked Through Time, was inspired by her home town Baudette, MN. She graduated from high school there and continued her education at Minnesota State University – Moorhead where she earned a degree in education. She spent several years coaching the Junior Olympic volleyball program in Minnesota as well as the junior varsity team for Lake of the Woods High School in 2010.
Her favorite hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, playing volleyball, and extreme outdoor sports like caving, ziplining, and white water rafting. Jessica is also active in her church and has run several Vacation Bible School programs and Sunday school programs. She enjoys working with kids of all ages!
Recently, she self-published her first juvenile fiction book for kids online – M&M Twins.
Jessica is married and has three children. Her family recently relocated to the town of Jensen Beach, FL., where Jessica hopes to continue her career in writing.

Blurb: “There never was a body, you know.” Such is the bizarre statement from Gran only weeks after Kate has returned from an accidental time traveling incident, surviving certain death…twice. Capturing Sarah’s killer seemed to be the reason for Kate’s disappearance, but Gran believes otherwise.
Learning of Kate’s power to time travel loosens memories and desires Gran has long since buried. Gran is set on finding Sarah, who she believes never died the night she was thrown in the river, but instead, went back in time through the Rapid River portal. With rudimentary research and analysis, Gran thinks she has unlocked the secrets to controlling the time traveling link that she and Kate share with their ancestors and she wants to use Kate to bring Sarah back.
When Kate agrees, she is shocked to learn that in this more aggressive form of time travel she doesn’t become Sarah, but trades places with her: Kate is sent to Baudette, Minnesota in 1910 while Sarah travels to 2000!
Baudette’s catastrophic 1910 fire and the typhoid epidemic are the least of Kate’s worries. Her chances of a return trip are thwarted with the struggle just to survive, and Sarah, reliving her lost childhood in the comforts of the modern day, decides she’ll never return to the past...

Review: The sequel to the popular Linked Through Time presents Kate with another dilemma to solve, again involving her Aunt Sarah, who may or may not have died forty years earlier. Her grandmother convinces Kate to take another trip through time, to find Sarah and bring her home. Kate is unwilling at first to take another trip through the portal, unwilling to risk her life and live in an era she's only read about, but grandma is insistent, so she goes.
Jessica Tornese's sequel to Linked Through Time grabs the reader from the first page. The fast paced action isn't slowed one bit, even when the reader is learning about a fire that destroyed the town where Kate ends up. History comes alive again in this novel, along with a lesson in family dynamics. I couldn't put this book down, until I reached the end, and then I wanted to know more – like when the third book comes out. Definitely a series you'll want to read more than once.
I highly recommend this book for all teen readers who love time travel.


I'm really looking forward to reading this series as soon as I'm finished with my other reviews. I've read a bit of each and they are mesmerizing.
KC Sprayberry said…
They are. Jessica is writing a very good series!

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