Today’s SciFiMonth prompt is ‘Turn Back Time’. Time travel is fascinating. I like how each time travel story has its own rules and its own approach to time. This makes time travel books usually creative with interesting and complex plots. I haven’t read a lot in this subgenre, but I definitively want to explore it more. These are my favourites so far:
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
This novella is made up of letters between two time travelling agents on different sides of a war. They call themselves Red and Blue. Their poetic letters slowly grow into something romantic that could change everything. The story is beautifully written!
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
On the night of an important concert, Etta is thrown hundreds of years back in time. With her new-found time travel abilities Etta gets involved in the hunt for a powerful object. I liked how time travel is executed in this book. The world building made me want to travel to the places and times myself. Passenger also has a sequel I still want to read.
Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman
This book is set somewhere in the future at the Centre for Neo-Historical Studies where Joss studies time travel. For the first time an alien becomes a student at this university. He chooses Joss as study partner. This fun and enjoyable book is really underrated. I especially love that, for a change, friendship is central to the story instead of romance.
Still on my TBR: