Book Tuesday: Traveler


Title: Traveler
Author: L.E. DeLano
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Pages: 352

Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles…Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… this Jessa is going to live.

This was a fun quick read!
Jessa has always found inspiration for her writing in her dreams. Particularly from a certain boy who showed up quite frequently.  Until suddenly, he shows up in real life and tells her those dreams were different realities that she lived through.  Jessa is a traveler–and somebody is trying to kill her.
This has been getting some mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it.  It was a fun, quick read.  Sort of a time travel novel with a sci-fi/fantasy twist.
Jessa was an OK character for me.
I liked her at times, and others I found her to be a bit selfish and whiny.  I did like seeing all the different versions of her though.  Finn was interesting. I loved his back story, and alternate version of himself, but other than that he was a typical fictional boyfriend.  Same thing with Ben.  There was some love triangle thing happening (you all know how I feel about those), but it wasn’t too bad.  I have a feeling Ben is going to play a larger role in the upcoming installments.
 The plot moved fairly quickly.  Whenever Jessa traveled through worlds however, it felt a bit forced.  Why was she going? What was her motivation?  Overall, it was a bit predictable in terms of story arc.  Certain parts I saw coming a mile away.  Nonetheless, it had me turning the page.  I twas an interesting concept and I wanted to see what new reality Jessa would be thrust into.
If you feel like a quick, fun read that sets up for more in the future, pick this up.  I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the next one (and a certain pirate as well ;)!).


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