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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on September 26, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
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(Last Updated On: June 10, 2022)
Time flies when you're plundering history.
Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.
But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.
I had never read a book by Ryan Graudin before, so I was super pumped when Netgalley allowed this one as a read now option for the first 500 readers. Of course I jumped on the opportunity.
This book is all about time travel, so that already caught my attention. I immediately got a few Doctor Who vibes throughout the book. Plus there’s gladiators and the Titanic, etc. What’s not to love??
Our main character was also born to two people from different times. It’s so interesting.
Despite the awesome time travel premise, I did find the book a little slow at times, but that may just be because I read it during summertime and I’m always in the mood for super fast-paced novels in the summer.
Honestly, that’s the only downside to this book. Sure, it was fast-paced at times, but it was a little slow sometimes.
I know for sure that I’m going to check out Graudin’s past books now!
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