19 Mar

Love this 4 Star Review by: http://unbiasedbooks.blogspot.com


 

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez @arthurjgonzalez #reviewshare #ya #bookreview

The Photo TravelerThe Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are looking for an ordinary character that is caught in extraordinary circumstances this is the book for you. I found the beginning to be a bit slow but after that I was hooked. Gonzalez has a writing style that is both entertaining and original.

The story did not end the way I expected it too and it is the ending that has left a bad taste in my mouth. I felt very invested with the story but got nothing back at the end. If you do not like cliffhangers then this is not a book you’ll appreciate.

What I did like about the book was Gavin’s personality which many teenagers will be able to understand and absorb. The author has a sense of imagination that reminds me of Lemony Snicket. Despite everything bad that happened to Gavin he did not wallow for too long and this was a plus point for me as it can also help teenagers who read this story to understand the importance of moving on.

Disclosure – As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.



18 Mar

4 Stars by http://everythingforbooks.blogspot.com


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4 Stars to The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez #SciFi #YA #ReviewShare @arthurjgonzalez

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The Photo TravelerThe Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More than one scene in the book made me think of my own family and if anything that is the best part of the way it is written. The author’s words are dripping with emotion so you cannot help but feel for and with the characters.

The editing is another story. While the book has been checked for spelling errors, it has definitely not been edited properly. Text repetition, punctuation errors, timeline confusion, plot points that sometimes do not connect are just some of the few things that made me take off a star which is a shame really. I liked the originality and the characters were quirky, dysfunctional enough to be my own family.

“I jump into their arms feeling the most warmth I’ve felt in the last several hours. Knowing I’ve found them and that they’re safe shields me from the reality of the frostbite that’s been taunting my fingers and toes.” This was my favourite quote, it brings to mind the feeling we all have for some warmth and love. Recommended but only if you are fine with a few bumps.

Disclosure – As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.



17 Mar

Great Review from: http://nobodyimportantreviews.blogspot.com


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Monday, March 17, 2014

#ReviewShare #YA #SciFi – 4 of 5 stars – The Photo Traveler by @arthurjgonzalez

The Photo TravelerThe Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe plot was interesting and it pulled me in most of the time. But Gavin’s plight is worthy of a Hollywood movie much like Andrew Garfield in the new Spiderman movies. His desire for family and some excitement, are answered but at a price. He learns the truth about himself and it isn’t always the best thing.

If you look at a picture, you are able to travel back to the time when it was taken. Although this part is not real it did add a new level of immersion into the story. Characterisation was realistic and I liked the overall actions of the main characters.

The setting of the story was average. Most times as the characters travel back in time, their actions overshadowed the setting. The book is addicting and the story is an amazing start to the series but it’s not perfect and could use another round of editing.

Disclosure – As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.