Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Hey Hey! Welcome to the tour stop here on Book Haven for the FAB book Timespell by Diana Paz! I'm so excited to share it with you! So reeeead on!

Timespell by Diana PazPublication date: April 1st 2013]

In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.

Inky's Mini-Blurbings: 
Welcome to my mini-review of Timeless, Per Inky style, I'm writing this late at night and my brain is shutting down. But I can't leave without telling you how adorably awesome this book is, now can I? In the case of this gorgeous purple book, the synopsis is a really good thing to read. It's a great summary and it gives a quick intro to the basic concept of the book. Because once I dove in, there are some things, like the magic that I didn't find were answered right away. If I hadn't read the blurb sooner than I never could have figured it out. So that's just something to keep in mind. 

I find the magic in this book a very interesting concept! I love how it has taken a concept from Greek mythology and pulled it away from the rest of the myths and become it's own story! It's classy and very fun. Bravo Diana. It's neat, but again, regarding the synopsis, it could have been explained a little better. Espescially the whole Daughter thing...that IS the concept of the book. 

Diana's writing is short and sweet. She's able to get her point across and give you a lovely taste of Julia's voice without giving us an overdose of description or info dumping, Julia's voice is easy to connect to and her character is just fabulous. Angie was a totally fun best friend. I  can't wait to see where their adventures take them in book two!! This is for sure a very fun read that you will want to check out if you love time travel, history and romance! 
4 stars


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Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee. 

Writing about time-travel is a lot of fun, but it’s also really tricky! The biggest challenge I faced was in revisions. If I changed anything in one timeline, there were invariably ripples that changed things in the other timelines in the story. Every change required me to be VERY thorough about going through the whole story and making sure everything matched up.

Some other challenges were in having the girls come up with viable explanations for their clothing not matching the time period, and their modern mannerisms and general lack of propriety. It was fun seeing the world through the girls’ eyes and letting them fumble their way through history. Even though they constantly got themselves into trouble, they always managed to surprise me and find ways to overcome their obstacles.

In a lot of ways, the challenges I faced as a writer mirrored the challenges my characters faced in dealing with time travel. Much like Julia, Angie, and Kaitlyn, searching the threads of time for the timeline they truly belonged in, I had to search for the best plot twists and resolutions for the story. But unlike my characters, at least I wasn’t battling demons while doing it.

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.....and that's all I've got for you today! Don't miss the chance to enter this giveaway and win your own copy of this book before it comes out in April! Ooooh! Sounds excited right?! Go enter! Also, thanks to Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours for letting me get on the tour! <333
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Happy Happy Happy Tuesday! XOXO,


8 comments:

  1. Ooh I imagine writing time travel is quite the mind-f*ck. Gah. I get headaches even thinking about it when I come upon a time travel story. But I've never come upon one that was 100% logical, I mean there are just so many no-nos and endless circles, you gotta take it as a fantasy more than logical science fiction. Glad you enjoyed it too, Hannah! It sounds like a really fun read!

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  2. I've never been a huge fan of time travel books... but the cover is super gorgeous!

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  3. First I would go to ancient Egypt, then to the Victorian era London and probably from there to the future to take a quick peek!
    I absolutely love this cover, its so pretty

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  4. I would love to travel in medieval times and Victorian. I'm always fascinated by them. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  5. I'd love to go back to the time of the French Revolution. The political turmoil at that time is just so fascinating!

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  6. So many instances in time would mean death for me, as a single , non-Christian, unmarried woman in her 30's. But I would love to see ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Venetian Renaissance. :)

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  7. I would go back to when my daddy, my grandpa's, friends were still here. Ancient times just wouldn't compare to being able to see them again. Not even close

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