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Monday, November 30, 2015

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Blog Tour: Return Once More by Trisha Leigh - Review + Giveaway


Return Once More by Trisha Leigh
(The Historians #1)

Published by: Bloomsbury Spark
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Genres: Science Fiction, Time-Travel, Young Adult
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Lupe

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.

Lupe's Review

I was intrigued from the beginning and the world Trisha Leigh created became very complex as I kept reading. I find it very interesting that Historians is a job where they can time travel into any point in the past and just record the history making sure that they do not mess or change anything. We all know that there is always that one person who will rebel against the rules.

These people don’t live on Earth anymore since it’s not in very good conditions for people to live there. They live on different planets where they have new rules that they have set up that are better and not repeat any past mistakes in order to not end up like they did back on Earth.

The romance in the book was also very interesting and a quite a big part of the book. When you turn 17, you get the chance to know who your “True” love is, based on the advance technology that they have. A True pair is very rare in that time because many of the people’s Trues are dead or are not born yet which really is fascinating. 

Kaia is our main character and finds out her True is already dead and she finds herself breaking rules in order to just see her True and feel his presence. Especially since he is an important person in history. *wink wink* She time travels back in time secretly to a time where she isn’t assigned to go. You only get in trouble if you get caught. 

I liked the fact that we get some historic insight from the perspective of a 17 year old and get to see different events right from the beginning. A story about the past and the future, all beautifully mixed into one complex story! 

The ending killed me and there were so many twists and turns. I just need the second book already! It was such a good read and I highly recommend you to go add this to your never ending pile of “To-Read” books! 

4 Owls


Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been Authseriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who are numerous, loud, full of love–the kind of people that make the world a better place. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories–made up, of course, but true enough in their way.

Trisha is the author of THE LAST YEAR series and the WHITMAN UNIVERSITY books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

To learn more about Trisha Leigh, please visit her at

If you enjoy New Adult books or a good contemporary romance, please check out my pen name, Lyla Payne!

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Lupe is a 19-year-old Latina who loves to read and watch movies and share her thoughts/opinions about them! Her all time favorite series consists of Bloodlines and Vampire Academy (among others), and her favorite author is Richelle Mead. You can find more of her book and movie reviews (and pandas) over at CatchingBookz.