Blog Tour and Review: Echo in Time by C.J. Hill

I get to participate in the blog tour for an amazing book! Echo in Time by C.J. Hill hosted by Fire and Ice I recently read the first book in the series, Erasing Time, so I’m posting that review first. This is a series to read!

Blog Tour Schedule

Fire and Ice– December 24- Kick Off
Candace’s Book Blog– December 27- Review
Clean Teen Fiction -December 28- Review
Fiktshun- December 30- Guest Post
Getting Your Read On -January 2-Review
Two Chicks on Books- January 3- Ten’s List
Bittersweet Enchantment -January 4-Review
Tressa’s Wishful Endings– January 5- Review
Literary Time Out -January 6- Review
Min Reads and Reviews– January 7- Review

image and summary from GoodReads

Title: Erasing Time
Author: C.J. Hill
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: August 2012
Pages: 368
Series: Erasing Time #1

When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, Erasing Time explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

My Thoughts:
I was a slightly afraid to read a sci-fi book since I’m not a big sci-fi reader, BUT I had to read this since C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison) is my favorite author. I knew I would like it but was interested to see how she would write a sci-fi. Wow, I loved it! She must have done a lot of science research for this book. I didn’t understand everything Taylor said but hey neither did Sheridan. I’m not a science genius.

I really enjoyed the romance even though I didn’t know how to trust Echo. There were chapters from his point of view, and I still didn’t know if I could trust the guy. Super mysterious. I thought I had figured out his secrets, but I did not!

Taylor and Sheridan were great. The twin sister relationship was fun to see, so real and easy to connect with. Sometimes you agree and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you make selfish decisions and sometimes heroic ones. Loved loved it.

I loved how Sheridan and Taylor were from our time but found themselves 400 years in the future. Even the English dialect had changed. Erasing Time was a great book for anyone who loves dystopian romance or sci-fi books with romance.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing, 1 rude guy’s innuendo language )
Language: none/ made up cursing
Violence: mild/moderate ( abuse, gun fighting, injury, killing )

image and summary from GoodReads

Title: Echo in Time
Author: C.J. Hill
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 400
Series: Erasing Time #2
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

Echo in Time delivers on “the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel” (Kirkus Reviews) to Erasing Time.

After being pulled 400 years into the future, twins Taylor and Sheridan have found some refuge from the government of Traventon, which used the dangerous Time Strainer to yank the girls from the past. Yet the threat of the dangerous technology still looms. Taylor and an ally, Joseph, are selected to go on a mission to destroy the time machine and weapon. But their actions before they do may have major consequences for the future and the past.

Action-packed and romantic, this futuristic sequel to Erasing Time is perfect for fans of dystopian and sci-fi novels such as The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, and Matched by Ally Condie.

My Thoughts:
Echo in Time started a few weeks after the end of Erasing Time. The beginning was a little slow for me because I felt a connection with Sheridan in the first book then this book started with chapters from Taylor’s point of view. I hadn’t connected with Taylor as much in the first book since I thought she was a little snotty. So I felt impatient reading Taylor’s POV at the beginning, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn to love and respect Taylor.

The characters in C.J. Hill’s books are always amazing, even the side characters. There were some funny moments and some fun romance that made me smile.

Some heart breaking things happened in the story, but things didn’t get too dark or heavy. That’s my kind of book. Serious, happy, with some romance too. This seemed to be the end of the series. It came to a great conclusion. I really enjoyed Erasing Time and Echo in Time and recommend them to all clean romance/ action lovers.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none/ made up cursing
Violence: mild/moderate ( blood, injuries, shooting, abuse )

I received the book from the publisher. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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CJ Hill is a pen name for a YA author who is best known for writing romantic comedies. (Slayers will be her 18th published book.) Her writing has shifted away from the romantic comedy genre, so her editor thought a pen name would be a good idea. (New books will include: dangerous dragons, time travel to dystopian worlds, and flesh-eating beetles.) Since the publisher refused to let her have the pseudonym : The Artist Formerly Referred to as Princess, she chose a name to honor her mother. CJ Hill was her mother’s pen name, or at least it would have been if her mother had published. Her mother wrote a few children’s books and a middle grade novel but was taken by cancer before she had fully learned the craft.

Most writers’ first novels aren’t publishable. CJ Junior’s first novel wasn’t, but somehow was published anyway. Now, even though it is out of print, it remains forever available on Amazon, where it taunts her with its badness. This was another good reason to use a pen name.

CJ Hill has five children, three of whom like her on any given day depending on who is in trouble. She has lived in Arizona for the last half of her life, but is still in desert denial and hopes that one day her garden will grow silver bells and cockle shells or maybe just tomatoes.


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