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  1. says:

    Full Review So I stayed up last night reading this from beginning to end I couldn't put it down I had to know what was going to happenhow the Hell was it all going to end??? Well now I know how it ends And I'm left feeling unsure if I like it or not to be honest I've been thinking about this all day but I'm still not sure It picked up right where the second book left off with Kate returning from 1938 Georgia and receiving a note from the Fifth Column a faction of Cyrists within the church founded by stranded CHRONOS historians Abel and Delia that are working to stop Saul and his inner circle from poisoning the world killing billions Of course Kate is suspicious of whether or not to trust Julia the daughter of Delia Abel who is the leader of the group Also she's been told not to trust Kiernan after all he's done to help her bring down Saul And even though his behavior's been a bit suspiciousweird Kate's pretty sure she can still trust him After all he loved his Kate at one point so he wouldn't do anything to hurt herwould he? A trip to London to see Kate's Mom leads to some troubling interactions and shaky alliances with an older crazier Prudence Kate must get the keys before Saul and Prudence ever did if she's going to stop the genocide they're planning But to do so she has to get Prudence's key back so she can travel into the future a place that has been affected by the timeshifts in horrifying ways Can Tate help Kate and Kiernan set things right and will they all make it out alive in the end?Honestly I have mixed feelings about the ending of this book I don't know if I'm too sentimental but in a different way than most people or not sentimental enough But I was kind of pissed off that instead of view spoiler changing the timeline back to the way it was before the Cyrists existed and erasing Saul's fake religion from history and therefore putting everything back the way it should have been Kate just made it so Saul and Prudence never got ahold of the CHRONOS keys from the future hide spoiler


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    Visit to read this review and othersThe Chronos Files’ is Walker’s time travel series Historians from the future trained by Chronos to go back in time to observe One person however deviates from plan causing a handfull of them to get stuck in their last assignment The Revisionist changes key events creates a religion and starts a movement causing the entire timeline to shift No one can return to Chronos or their time Kate’s Grandmother an eccentric woman she knows little about except her mother hates her reuested she live with her for the summer She’s not inclined to but her college will be paid for if she agrees It has a classic leaning except canon wouldn’t accept a grandmother who technically isn’t born yet Kate’s grandmother needs her to fix the past so she can be born What I’ve described is the basis of Walker’s trilogy The Young Adult time travel series is solid and complex enough most people should enjoy it There is a love triangle or less – it depends on what timeline your in – but it’s handled well Walker uses detaileddiscriminating theory for her basis of time travel and sticks with it People who get frustrated at lengthy scientific explanations shouldn’t be overwhelmed Those who need the philosophy to hold up to basic scrutiny will be content Walker struck a delicate balance Book three ‘Time’s Divide’ has twists In it she ends her trilogy with Kate being forced to travel to the future despite fears and warningsThe Cyrists a religion has infiltrated governments law enforcement and society It was created by Brother Saul with help from Sister Prudence Saul’s roots are several centuries in the future He claims to want to fix the mistakes of the past for a better future but his motivations are uestionable The only thing truly evident is he will use any method or person to achieve his ends He destroyed the future Kate’s grandmother knew Kate is trying to fix it with the limited tools Chronos Keys and Diaries her grandmother brought with her on assignment Keys combined with specific genetics allow a person to travel in time The combination is rare Kate is her grandmothers last hope at tracking down the remaining unaccounted for Keys She is tasked to keep them out of Cyrist hands and fix the timeline Every step forward shifts reality Shifts cause confusion physical pain and losses The last two books dealt with specific events in history the Chicago World’s Fair when JFK was shot etc Ultimately in ‘Time’s Divide’ Kate has to infiltrate the Cyrists and travel into the future The problem with this is it is an unknown Saul’s actions may have destroyed it leaving a void She has nothing to research and nothing she can rely onKate Rudd narrated the audio version I listened to and she does will with it She is consistent in her character interpretation and differentiation I prefer to listen to this series rather than read it but you should like it either wayI enjoyed The Chronos Files trilogy and Kate’s travels to the past Walker wrapped up the story well She did leave herself an opening to continue but this is supposed to be the last book We’ll see Since I have fascination with history than the future this was not my favorite of the series but it was good Walker delivered on her large cliffhanger from the second book I think she could have done with it but she had an awful lot to complete in this book If you are looking for a uick read small history lessons well executed concepts of time travel and action I recommend the series for you


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    I have read all the books in this series and there were still times while I was reading the book that I wondered where in time and place the story took place and how things had shifted so drasticallyPhysically there are 4 major time shifts and we learn much about what causes a time stream There's string theory and then there's the ultimate every decision creates a new parallel universe and in this universe the author has married the two It created major issues deciding what was from this time stream when it's shifted so far from what it started as in book 1 from Other Kate's time stream where we were in the novella 15 and from where we end up It is also critical to the reads that the reader not just read the 3 main novels The novellas matter to the current story especially explaining the current PruI did enjoy this story and while I enjoy Current Kate and Trey my heart will always belong to Kiernan Dunne I am very much Team KiernanI must confess that halfway through the book I had no idea how she could possibly tie up all the loose ends I also disliked every member of the 5th Column especially Julia and Max and even Charlayne and Bensen I did still like Tilson He's remained a very stable likable character for me The rest of the characters seriously twist and turn I suppose it is part of the suspense and drama to never know beyond Trey and Kiernan and sometimes not then who to trust but I got emotionally tired of wondering who to trust There were two loose ends that really should have been tied up that I wondered about all night after I finished readingIt turns out that the bad guys really are simply psychopaths and that everyone else is much complicated That's not a spoiler We do finally get to see 2308 but not as it should have been but as it becomes after multiple time shifts However we do get a TerminatorSkynet ending I suppose as long as time stays fixed as Kate is finished that shouldn't be a problem right?While I would recommend this book to my students the author is not kidding when she describes her book in Doctor Who Timey Wimey terms I was not certain I loved where we were at the end Sometimes I thought the story was just too convoluted and I really really loved the other books in the series For me the major twists and there were many in this book were too many One would have been enough There were just so many I also think this book could have been 13 shorter and it would have been a great finishI received a copy of the book from the publisher for an honest review


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    I feel this book was a bit of a disappointment Don't get me wrong I wouldn't pin it as 'bad' but I think there was a lot of lost potential The timelines were off the chart complicated I mean I love time travel I watch Doctor Who and I've read other time traveling novels that are guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows with their explanations but this book is just too damn complicated Even the characters confuse themselves when they're trying to sum things up Not even a 'Timey Wimey Wibbly Wobbely' can sort out the mess in the book's or the series' plot Not even Fringe the series Which is awesome with its red blue and yellow timelines are this complicated That's just part of the problem The other issue is that I didn't get a feeling that things were SOLVED in the end There are so many loose ends that I would love to write a fanfic that addresses those problems In the end it's entertaining and it gets the reader hooked because you just want to know how it all ends but I won't deny that it's barely gratifying


  5. says:

    This book was so confusing I feel like my brain is half melted right now Time's Divide is the third installment of The Chronos Files series In this one Kate has to travel into the future There are a bunch of people on her team now Kiernan Trey Connor Kate's family and some members of the 5th column Crazy hard to keep track of everything but I think I got it all They are tracking down all of the Chrono's keys to prevent the Cyrist culling So the two different Kate's was still weird to me but after reading the book I sort of got on board Finally Took me forever but I realized that both of the love interests get their own Kate In a weird but non creepy way right? In the end both guys were basically meh to me but I'm glad they sort of got their happy ending?Besides the romance and time travelling stuff the twists and turns thrown at me were so good Dizzying adventure that kind of made my head hurt a whole bunch but I think I got the overall idea of it all? Maybe Then there's the 5th column I hated everyone from that group So when they were magically disappearing I was definitely okay with that Bye bye bitches Seriously they were all terrible people Julia and Max were definitely the first two I hated from this bunch However I did sort of like Tilson but since he was a member for the whole shebang he falls under the hate column just for that reasoning alone Now for the end of the book that epilogue or cliffhanger was just so god damn confusing Again I did mention that this book was confusing right?? So many time zones to keep track of while reading and then I get that kind of ending??? I have no how I feel about that right now


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    425 ★ Audiobook⎮ I'll say upfront that this installment was not my favorite in the trilogy but I still overwhelmingly recommend it At first glance this could seem like your typical YA teenage girl saves the world trope with a love triangle thrown in for good measure But the devil is in the details or in this case the deliciousness is in the details because that's what makes this series stand out among all of the other time travel tales It's not so much about what the author does but how she does it that makes me love this series Take the love triangle for example typical love triangles usually wind up with two sides of it riding off into the sunset But not this one Without giving too much away I think this was the most original solution to a love triangle that I have read to date and one that I definitely did not see coming I think that's what I like most about this series I never saw much of anything coming I hate predictable and formulaic plots I've even sworn off certain authors because that's all they seem to know how to write Rysa Walker's ability to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout this entire series has earned my lifelong loyalty as a reader listener especially now that I have learned she lives a mere hour or so away from me I'll for sure be keeping an eye out for local signings How exciting would that be?Maybe it was because I went on a Netflix style binging spree with this series and listened to them back to back but all three installments felt like one continuous book I detracted25 of a star because this installment lacked something I really loved in the other two a strong historical backdrop The whole Houdini thing didn't really entice me as much as 1893 Chicago or 1938 Georgia Time's Divide focused on untangling the knot that the first two installments created and spent time in the present or relative present than in the past It also saw Kate develop a sizable heroine complex I wish I could say that I came to really love her by the end of the series I liked her enough to root for her but that was it To me she was a likable character but not lovable I was however uite fond of several other characters This series reminds me uite a bit of The Immortal Descendants series that I so raved about last month With that series I was crazy about the main character but not so sold on the romance which I felt it could have survived without In this series it's the opposite I honestly felt that the love triangle strengthened the overall plot and further endeared me to some of the characters And although she might not have ended up with the side of the triangle that I was hoping for I don't feel completely robbed on that front just read the book you'll understand It's very 10th Doctor Who ish I think my slight disappointment with this installment was mainly centered around the Cyrist5th Column plot taking center stage It's all too political conspiracy esue I think I preferred that plotline to be less influential in the overall story like it was in the first two installments My head is still trying to process everything that happened in this installment I found it harder to follow along with than the other two which is partially to be expected since everything culminated in this finale Somehow I just can't feel like everything was resolved and tied up with a pretty bow Maybe that is on purpose because there is a short novella that takes place after the events of this installment but from another character's perspective Or maybe my mind has just been scrambled like Prudence's from so much temporal whiplash As far as time travel stories go the concepts presented here were some of the most uniue and intriguing that I've encountered For the most part I found it surprisingly easy to grasp and run with The fast pace complemented the exciting plot and kept my interest extremely well As a genealogy buff the familial element of the story was super attractive to me as well I loved that it wasn't just Kate fighting some random crazy time traveling old guy but that the crazy time traveling old guy was her grandfather And also that the reader was shown generations of families through time In one chapter Kate may have saved the lives of someone in the 19th century and in the next chapter she has dinner with their great grandchildren in the 21st loose example Something about that is just so exciting to me Another point I really appreciated about this series was its maturity level Sure it has a 17 year old protagonist but nothing else about this series screams YA to me There were several cheeky situations and comments mostly from Kiernan but nothing overtly sexual happened because honestly who has time to get busy when you're supposed to be saving the world from your crazy grandpa? Although some adult themes were hinted at which I as an adult appreciated I still think the series is appropriate for ages 16 I also say this because there was semi graphic violence throughout the series including an attempted sexual assault scene in Time's Edge It was nothing too terrible from my perspective although I did have to stop listening at night for a while during Time's Edge but it maybe triggering


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    I have been completely obsessed with all things Chronos Files ever since I first read Timebound right after Skyscape released it I have devoured each novella and book as soon as I could and have lost many hours of sleep staying up until the wee hours with the old just one chapter scenario Time's Divide starts off exactly where Time's Edge ends with a surprise visit from a 5th Column member in an altered timeline thanks to Kate's tireless efforts to save Julia Morelle Waters' parents in the past The book started off with a bang and never slowed down to let me catch my breath Kate is probably one of my favorite heroines as she goes all in no uestions asked to do everything possible to save the world from Saul's Culling As for being Team Kiernan I have to say I was extremely satisfied with who Kate chose in the end In fact although a little saddened by a couple of the events I am happy overall with this amazing conclusion of the seriesWalker is a timey wimey genius with the twists and crazy antics of time travel and although my head spun than a few times I still managed to keep up GeniusI highly recommend that everyone read both novellas Time's Echo and Time's Mirror which are POVs of Kiernan and Prudence as there is so much insight into those characters which makes Time's Divide an even better experienceI am experiencing major series hangover now and know that I'll be binge rereading the entire series within a few months I know that Walker is planning at least one Chronos Files story and with many authors venturing into her Kindle Worlds to write Chronos Files stories I hope to keep my addiction going for a long time I can't wait to see what Rysa Walker comes up with next


  8. says:

    I'm not often so hooked on a series that it keeps me up way late I heard about Rysa Walker's CHRONOS files series in August and devoured the first two books back to back I really didn't want to wait for book 3 Thankfully I got a review copy from the author to get a sneak peek I think she pulled off the ending that was intense satisfying and totally unpredictable I love that this series kept me guessing and made my head spin with all the time travel nuances It's a Virtus story in that the good guys are trying to stop the bad guys from wiping out the majority of the inhabitants of the earth with a nasty virus developed through time traveling escapades There was great tension between Kate and Kiernan throughout the series and it ratcheted up even in book three Great series and great author


  9. says:

    Kate is still trying to track down all the Chronos keys in order to prevent the Cyrist culling This time she has to travel forward to the future with Simon and Pru fast on her heels At least now she has help in multiple forms In addition to Kiernan Trey Connor and Kate's family there is also the 5th Column a parallel organization to the Cyrists The story takes a bunch of crazy twists and turns Seriously my head is still hurting from all the timey whimey stuff The end is satisfying though and worth the waitI liked this series I liked Kate Kiernan and Trey and the strange relationship between them It wasn't exactly a love triangle but I can't say much about that without ruining the story The series also makes you uestion the role of religion in society and even a bit about the ethics of scientific advancements I suppose I am also supposed to be uestioning whether having the ability to time travel at all is a good idea given the risk of harm I have a feeling that if I don't distract myself by reading a new book immediately my head might explode from thinking about this series too much


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    What a terrific end to Kate’s fantastic adventure through time I give this book five out of five star for its breakneck pace jumping me back to interesting moments in American history and forward to a fascinating future My mind bent with ideas of alternate timelines and things capable of remaining constant when a change rocks the course of events in the past Really this book earns every star just for tying up what felt like a million loose ends What I liked1 The stakes are high in this final book and it’s a nail biter The lives of most of the world’s population are on the line as Cyrist’s seek world domination via a bio terrorist event This event jeopardizes Kate’s life and the lives of everyone she cares for The danger only increases as people are murdered lost in parallel timelines and kidnapped Will Kate gain true love in the end? Which Kate is she Kiernan’s or Trey’s? I was happy to see the final book answers these uestion as well as the biggest uestion of all will Kate get her original life back?2 The historical events covered in the book each was picked well and added nicely to the underlying social ideas explored One of my favorite moments in the book was young Pru’s rant to Kate about Victoria Woodhull and why she was never taught about her in grade school I enjoyed the mission to discover if Houdini possessed a Chronos key Kate’s parallel moments of gender disparity from the Cyrist future and the Beecher Tilton trial past were well done3 The character’s each demonstrated motives of their own which I considered well developed and uniue The suspense was terrific with break neck action from line one Those trusted in previous books are now suspect and some considered adversaries become unexpected allies I recommend the other book in Kate’s series be read before reading this book While I do think its possible to enjoy this book as a stand alone some of the interesting details connecting the stories in this series will be lost I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review


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Ing including her life to prevent the future her grandfather and the Cyrists have planned But when time runs out it may take an even bigger sacrifice to protect the people she love. I'm not often so hooked on a series that it keeps me up way late I heard about Rysa Walker's CHRONOS files series in August and devoured the first two books back to back I really didn't want to wait for book 3 Thankfully I got a review copy from the author to get a sneak peek I think she pulled off the ending that was intense satisfying and totally unpredictable I love that this series kept me guessing and made my head spin with all the time travel nuances It's a Virtus story in that the good guys are trying to stop the bad guys from wiping out the majority of the inhabitants of the earth with a nasty virus developed through time traveling escapades There was great tension between Kate and Kiernan throughout the series and it ratcheted up even in book three Great series and great author The Art of the Hustle runs out it may take an even bigger sacrifice to protect the people she love. I'm not often so hooked on a series that it keeps me up way late I heard about Rysa Walker's CHRONOS files series in August and devoured the first two books back to back I Adolfo Kaminsky really didn't want to wait for book 3 Thankfully I got a Aik Thi Sara / ایک تھی سارہ review copy from the author to get a sneak peek I think she pulled off the ending that was intense satisfying and totally unpredictable I love that this series kept me guessing and made my head spin with all the time travel nuances It's a Virtus story in that the good guys are trying to stop the bad guys from wiping out the majority of the inhabitants of the earth with a nasty virus developed through time traveling escapades There was great tension between Kate and Kiernan throughout the series and it 23 Weihnachts-Tiergeschichten ratcheted up even in book three Great series and great author

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The Cyrists are swiftly moving into position to begin the Culling and Kate’s options are dwindling With each jump to the past or the future Kate may trigger a new timeline shift. I have read all the books in this series and there were still times while I was reading the book that I wondered where in time and place the story took place and how things had shifted so drasticallyPhysically there are 4 major time shifts and we learn much about what causes a time stream There's string theory and then there's the ultimate every decision creates a new parallel universe and in this universe the author has married the two It created major issues deciding what was from this time stream when it's shifted so far from what it started as in book 1 from Other Kate's time stream where we were in the novella 15 and from where we end up It is also critical to the reads that the reader not just read the 3 main novels The novellas matter to the current story especially explaining the current PruI did enjoy this story and while I enjoy Current Kate and Trey my heart will always belong to Kiernan Dunne I am very much Team KiernanI must confess that halfway through the book I had no idea how she could possibly tie up all the loose ends I also disliked every member of the 5th Column especially Julia and Max and even Charlayne and Bensen I did still like Tilson He's remained a very stable likable character for me The rest of the characters seriously twist and turn I suppose it is part of the suspense and drama to never know beyond Trey and Kiernan and sometimes not then who to trust but I got emotionally tired of wondering who to trust There were two loose ends that really should have been tied up that I wondered about all night after I finished readingIt turns out that the bad guys really are simply psychopaths and that everyone else is much complicated That's not a spoiler We do finally get to see 2308 but not as it should have been but as it becomes after multiple time shifts However we do get a TerminatorSkynet ending I suppose as long as time stays fixed as Kate is finished that shouldn't be a problem rightWhile I would recommend this book to my students the author is not kidding when she describes her book in Doctor Who Timey Wimey terms I was not certain I loved where we were at the end Sometimes I thought the story was just too convoluted and I really really loved the other books in the series For me the major twists and there were many in this book were too many One would have been enough There were just so many I also think this book could have been 13 shorter and it would have been a great finishI received a copy of the book from the publisher for an honest review People Centricity read all the books in this series and there were still times while I was A Girls Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones reading the book that I wondered where in time and place the story took place and how things had shifted so drasticallyPhysically there are 4 major time shifts and we learn much about what causes a time stream There's string theory and then there's the ultimate every decision creates a new parallel universe and in this universe the author has 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Worse the loyalties of those around her including the allegiances of Kiernan and the Fifth Column the shadowy group working with Kate are increasingly unclearKate will risk everyth. I feel this book was a bit of a disappointment Don't get me wrong I wouldn't pin it as 'bad' but I think there was a lot of lost potential The timelines were off the chart complicated I mean I love time travel I watch Doctor Who and I've read other time traveling novels that are guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows with their explanations but this book is just too damn complicated Even the characters confuse themselves when they're trying to sum things up Not even a 'Timey Wimey Wibbly Wobbely' can sort out the mess in the book's or the series' plot Not even Fringe the series Which is awesome with its red blue and yellow timelines are this complicated That's just part of the problem The other issue is that I didn't get a feeling that things were SOLVED in the end There are so many loose ends that I would love to write a fanfic that addresses those problems In the end it's entertaining and it gets the reader hooked because you just want to know how it all ends but I won't deny that it's barely gratifying