J. L. Bryan
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They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood. By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.
She purchased a national newspaper, hoping it would jog her memory, but it read like gibberish. She didn’t recognize the politicians and celebrities, and all the news stories were strange, as though they didn’t describe the world she knew at all. There were only a few other passengers on the bus. She sat in an empty row, expecting the bus to be boarded by police or attacked at any moment. She relaxed just a little when the driver finally started the bus, and a little more when they reached the
change the future. “Sometimes we learn best when we jump off a cliff and crash,” Audra said. “Since you’re such an amazing, breakfast-making kind of roommate, I’ll help you crash.” “I don’t need help failing.” “That’s not what I mean. I’ll help you land this guy, and then you’ll see for yourself he’s just an empty bag of air. The sooner you do that, the sooner you forget him and move onward and upward to better guys.” “Thanks...I think.” “You’re welcome. I’ve got a paper due tomorrow on
that’s good in you...I never expected things to go this far. I never expected to have these feelings for you, but now I can’t help it, Logan.” He rubbed his head, looking bewildered. “I should be thinking ‘Time travel? She’s insane!’ but...holograms like this don’t exist. Even if they did, you would need a Hollywood budget to film what you just showed me...” “There’s a lot more I can show you,” she said. “This is only a glimpse of the data I’ve brought from the future.” “I’d be lying if I said
school. “I figured it out eventually,” Kari said. “When the Secretary-General’s regime first came to power, they immediately captured or killed everyone who would play a critical role in the rebellion—local leaders, our spies and hackers, our sympathetic contacts within the police and military who helped supply our weapons...including my dad. He died even earlier this time. All these people were dead, long before the revolution could really come together. It was as if they knew who their enemies
the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in the metro Atlanta sprawl with his wife Christina, where he spends most of his day serving the toddler and animal community inside his house. He is the author of the Paranormals series and the Songs of Magic series. His website: http://www.jlbryanbooks.com On Twitter (probably the easiest place to reach me): @jlbryanbooks On Facebook: J. L.