Dystopian Giveaway Hop ~ A Ripple In Time by Julia Hughes ~ Book Review

Hi there everyone, Paul back today with the Dystopian Hop review of Julia Hughe’s YA book A Ripple In Time as promised. I’d like to give a special thanks to to April at My Shelf Confessions and to Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer for hosting.

Let’s do a quick review of what dystopia means for those (like me) that can never seem to remember: from Wikipedia: A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening.

 photo 764919848_zps0c0a7a40.jpgIn A Ripple In Time Rhyllann and Wren head back in time to a world where World War I never ended. Women do not have equal rights and war still rages. It is indeed undesirable and frightening.

Now let’s take a look at what the Amazon blurb is for A Ripple In Time:

Celtic Cousin Wren makes a psychic connection with a girl emigrating to America in 1912. Through his eyes, she is able to foresee the fate of the ship taking her across the Atlantic.
Consequently, RMS Titanic steams safely into New York Harbour: an anomaly which creates devastation for future generations.
Twenty-first century Britain still has an Empire, and World War One continues to ravage Europe.
Wren must somehow turn back time, and repair history; even if it means sacrificing everything he loves.


“A Ripple in Time” is a time travel romantic adventure. Protagonist Wren Prenderson was nominated for “Best Hero” in the E-Festival of Words 2013 Awards Hall, and voted by readers into joint second place. A Ripple In Time has been newly re-edited for a smoother reading experience on your e book reading device. Available from all virtual bookstores, including: Nook Books, Amazon, WH Smith and Smashwords and in paperback from December 10.

Now for what you’ve all been waiting for: my review:

What I liked best: As always, the Celtic Cousins! I love Rhyllann and Wren. These two are great. It was especially interesting to see them in the dystopian setting: a world where World War I never ended. I also really, really enjoyed the addition of Carrie to the cast. 

What missed a bit: The only miss for me was that I felt like Wren was a bit absent from the story for periods of time. I understand this is due to the story line and events, but I so enjoy him that it missed just a bit for me.

Overall: Very good! I love the Celtic Cousins and was very pleased with this book. I love the setting and Ms. Hughes does a wonderful job of making us feel like we are there. The Titanic aspect was particularly fun too. Everyone loves things involving the Titanic. If you haven’t yet met the Celtic Cousins, I suggest you do. Scroll down and enter the giveaway and be sure to pick up A Raucous Time as well.

Now on to the giveaway. Author Julia Hughes has been kind enough to give away an e book copy of A Ripple In Time to a lucky winner. This giveaway is open internationally. Be sure to click on all the other great blogs in the linky below the giveaway to “hop” on over for more great dystopian books and giveaway!

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect! http://abluemillionbooks.blogspot.com

  2. Thanks Amy!
    I’m working my way through the list as well. Have a great day!


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