This was such a cool concept, that I jumped at the chance to review this beautifully written book! Return Once More by Trisha Leigh is gorgeously romantic, and devastatingly heart wrenching. In a future world, where time travel is possible, and we are able to live on other planets, knowing who your true love is, is also a capability. Just because you know who they are, and that they are your true love, doesn’t mean that you will ever meet them, and live happily ever after.
There are some really interesting facts about the book, first of all, the main character Kaia does not live on Earth. The Earth has been destroyed thanks to people like us who damaged it beyond repair. This called for the population to flee the planet, and find homes elsewhere. So that they do not repeat these catastrophes of planet destroying, and self destroying, people called the Historians can travel back in time to document what happened when devastation occurred on Earth. Another cool thing about this book is that on your 17th birthday, you can find out who your one true love is-and usually it’s someone who lived long ago, or not in your time. Which sucks for the characters in the book, but it adds an interesting subplot.
Kaia works with the Historians to try and understand where people went wrong in the past, and she travels to many different times, just to get an idea of what happened. One of the things that bothered me about this was that Kaia is a teenager. Doesn’t it seem a little out there that such a young girl would A.) Be a part of something that could eventually change the course of the future, and B.) Worry about her true love. I guess as an almost 30 year old, i can see the problems with this. Especially because Kaia is a very curious girl, who doesn’t really have much care for the rules.
Overall, I would say that I liked this book- but I didn’t love it. I give it 4 out of 5 stars, if you are into time travel, SCI FI and YA books, this is totally up your alley.