Book Reviews

The Syndicate (Timewaves #1) by Sophie Davis

*******Thank you To the Sophie Davis Duo for giving me this arc! All thoughts are my own******

Edition: Arc, from Sophie Davis
Pages: 112
Series or Standalone: Series, Timewaves
Published: November 10th, 2015
Publisher: Self-published

Goodreads Synopsis: “In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past…

As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2334 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Stassi’s job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate’s clientele.

Stassi’s next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions. Stassi and Gaige must decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it.

I feel like this book was a tiny bit of a set up for the read of the series. We start off with Stassi running for her life. It throws you right into the action and intrigues you.

Sophie Davis writes the novel smoothly, without bumps between scenes. I always get really happy when that happens in novels because it makes it much more enjoyable.

The plot then advances and Gaige comes into the picture. I feel like this isn’t a good description of my thoughts on the plot, but anything else would be spoilers.

Stassi was our main character. I really liked her. She was so sassy and sarcastic.

Gaige. He was awful in the beginning. He was her sidekick. He got better throughout the novel. By the end, instead of awful he turned into eh. Not an outstanding character, but I don’t think he was there for us to fall in love with right away.

Overall Rating: 4/5 Hot Aliens

About the Author: “Sophie Davis” is the pseudonym for two best friends. They met in college and bonded over their love of books and horror movies. They currently live in Washington, D.C..

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