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Review: Return Once More by Trisha Leigh

Return Once More
Author: +Trisha Leigh
Release: October 20th 2015
Series: The Historians
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Source: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 Utterly ROMANTIC Stars!

If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even though you will never meet— would you? 

Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually settling a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting your one true love.

If you could save your one true love from an untimely death, would you be able to resist? 

Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and she can’t resist a peek at her long-dead soul mate in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could destroy more than just her new romance.

Or would you have the strength to watch him die? 

But when Kaia notices a fellow classmate snooping around in a time where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers could threaten the entire universe. If her experience has taught her anything, to changing history means facing the consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it— in a race across time to save her only chance at a future.

My feels written down...

"My heart slammed into my ribs, and my mouth went dry. What felt like a million tiny little magnets came alive under my skin, tugged me toward the still form, but walking with knees made of water proved impossible.
Something deep in the core of me recognized him, even without seeing his face."

OMG the heart-pounding, smiling like an idiot feels! I'll admit that I have a soft spot for time-travel romance , add into the mix that it's a YA and I was sold when reading the summary! Now if you aren't the type who likes 'one true love' type books, have no fear! This is also for the action hungry, dystopian fans out there too! So yeah, the best of both worlds so to speak! Kaia and Caesarion's utter attraction, love and devotion for each other had me head over heels in swoon-worthy moments! Ahh it's utterly romantic and I LOVED every minute of it!

"We can't change the past without consequence. Every person, every event, affects at least one other." 

Kaia makes the decision to travel back in time to see her one true love. But it's not without it's consequences. This is where the action kicks in people, one moment you are swooning, the next you'll be swimming in tons of action!

The world in which Trisha Leigh has created is phenomenal! I'm not even sure where to start. Earth has become uninhabitable, so humanity has fled into space in the year 2510. Humans were able to find a distant galaxy and terraformed them into livable planets with artificial atmospheres. The thing that makes this book just perfect is the time travel. Imagine being stuck on a planet that's been made to be artificially habitable, but being able to time travel to Earth and surround yourself with amazing environments!+

I love how the story touches on social stigmas and the division among humanity that labeling has caused throughout history.

This book is so well written, it's a mix of sci-fi, historical and romance all rolled into one perfect story! The historical references are wonderfully written and will keep you on your toes! It's not often that an author completely takes me by surprise with the plot. So my advice: READ. THIS. BOOK. Now the ending, I have no words. I will leave you with this.


  1. Not my favorite, I gave it 3 stars. but I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

    1. Thanks Caroline! I'll be sure to check out your review, I always love to see other reader's opinions on a book I've read. :)

  2. I tried to read this one, but I couldn't bear to finish it. I'm glad you enjoyed it, though.

    1. Lots of people either love this book or hate it. I am curious though, how far did you make it before you decided to DNF?


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