A. E. Kirk - Loving in Time

Monday, March 17, 2014

17. Loving in Time by A. E. Kirk (2013)
Length: 370 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Started: 10 March 2014
Finished: 17 March 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to A. E. Kirk and to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 February 2014 as an ebook; Since 3 March 2014 as a physical book.
Why do I have it? I like historical fantasy and A. E. Kirk is a new author for me.

Life is pretty typical for half Greek-half American teenager Helen Xenaxis. She's just started her senior year at Mount Bumont High in New England, gets relatively good grades, and does her best to stay under the radar when it comes to getting in trouble with the principal. Not always easy tasks to accomplish when her best friend Paris Dolon is a prankster, determined to make senior year at Mount Bumont High memorable. Helen has the typical family - a mother and father, and two bratty younger twin brothers.

But Helen Xenakis' life is about to change drastically; and it all starts when her mother welcomes two cute but strange boys, Marcus and Gus, into the house and into Helen's life. During their stay, the boys help Helen to discover that she is anything but normal and she is in fact part of an ancient love story that has stretched to every corner of the world. She is, in reality, Helen the Princess of Sparta.

As Helen begins to remember things from a previous life, she sees things that she can't explain. When five other boys join Marcus and Gus, Helen is caused great physical pain when she utters the name, Troy. Together, the seven boys have traveled across time to ask Helen to do something for them - to go back in time and help break an ancient cycle. They will be there to try and protect her from the evil Decurion who wish to stop Helen from breaking the cycle by any means possible.

Journeying to Ancient Greece, Helen must act as she once did. However, when the moment comes and the war begins, she must break the cycle. Helen is given a life changing choice. The question is, will she choose wisely?

I must say, that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I have always enjoyed reading stories based on ancient myths - so I was completely drawn in to the story from the beginning. The story was fast-paced and action-packed, and the characters were well-developed. I give Loving in Time by A. E. Kirk a definite A+! I have to say that this was quite a debut, and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

A+! - (95-100%)

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