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Beth was sneaky. No lock could hold her. No cage could confine her. No door could bar her way. But, when your adoptive mother is a Spirit Binder, and all your siblings are elementals, being sneaky doesn’t really rank. That is until the devastation of a city draws her omniscient mother’s attention, and her siblings go missing one by one, then Beth’s sneakiness is the only th Beth was sneaky. No lock could hold her. No cage could confine her. No door could bar her way. But, when your adoptive mother is a Spirit Binder, and all your siblings are elementals, being sneaky doesn’t really rank. That is until the devastation of a city draws her omniscient mother’s attention, and her siblings go missing one by one, then Beth’s sneakiness is the only thing standing between her, her loved ones, and the worst enemy she’ll ever face: herself. ----------- Time Walker is a 50,000-word young adult fantasy novel filled with magic, angst, and a kiss of romance. Loyalty and the bond between siblings, whether blood-related or not, is the backbone of this coming of age tale set a thousand years after spirit (aka magic) rises to take back the world in an apocalyptic event. It is the first book in the Spirit Bound series. Written by Meghan Ciana Doidge (After The Virus, Spirit Binder) the novel begins ten years after the events of Spirit Binder, and though it's not necessary to read Spirit Binder before reading Time Walker it may give some extra background to the world and adult characters. Spirit Binder is written for a mature young adult or adult audience.


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Beth was sneaky. No lock could hold her. No cage could confine her. No door could bar her way. But, when your adoptive mother is a Spirit Binder, and all your siblings are elementals, being sneaky doesn’t really rank. That is until the devastation of a city draws her omniscient mother’s attention, and her siblings go missing one by one, then Beth’s sneakiness is the only th Beth was sneaky. No lock could hold her. No cage could confine her. No door could bar her way. But, when your adoptive mother is a Spirit Binder, and all your siblings are elementals, being sneaky doesn’t really rank. That is until the devastation of a city draws her omniscient mother’s attention, and her siblings go missing one by one, then Beth’s sneakiness is the only thing standing between her, her loved ones, and the worst enemy she’ll ever face: herself. ----------- Time Walker is a 50,000-word young adult fantasy novel filled with magic, angst, and a kiss of romance. Loyalty and the bond between siblings, whether blood-related or not, is the backbone of this coming of age tale set a thousand years after spirit (aka magic) rises to take back the world in an apocalyptic event. It is the first book in the Spirit Bound series. Written by Meghan Ciana Doidge (After The Virus, Spirit Binder) the novel begins ten years after the events of Spirit Binder, and though it's not necessary to read Spirit Binder before reading Time Walker it may give some extra background to the world and adult characters. Spirit Binder is written for a mature young adult or adult audience.

30 review for Time Walker

  1. 4 out of 5

    Heather Faville

    To begin and to use the author's own words, Time Walker is a young adult, 50,000 word, fantasy novel by Meghan Ciana Doidge (After The Virus, Spirit Binder) set ten years after the events of Spirit Binder. It is the first book in the Spirit Bound series, and it's not necessary to read Spirit Binder before reading Time Walker. Time Walker places us back into the world of magic and spells , blood ties and unknown enemies...or are those enemies unknown? Where family, and not just blood family, is st To begin and to use the author's own words, Time Walker is a young adult, 50,000 word, fantasy novel by Meghan Ciana Doidge (After The Virus, Spirit Binder) set ten years after the events of Spirit Binder. It is the first book in the Spirit Bound series, and it's not necessary to read Spirit Binder before reading Time Walker. Time Walker places us back into the world of magic and spells , blood ties and unknown enemies...or are those enemies unknown? Where family, and not just blood family, is stronger than any magic. Our main character is Beth, who is the adopted daughter of Theo, whom you will recall we learned about in Spirit Binder: The Cascadian Chronicles, which I reviewed back in July of last year. Beth has some powers of her own. Powers that she has not quite fully become aware of their potential and their uses. Her abilities are soon put to the test when a rather familiar looking stranger shows up and kidnaps her siblings and 2 other teenage guests and demands Beth to retrieve the Blood Sword from its place in the castle. Will Beth trade the Blood Sword for her family and friends? Will the greatness of her powers become known and be put to use stopping this evil foe? The answers are found within the pages of Meghan Ciana Doidge's Time Walker, so grab yourself a copy and enjoy the world of the Spirit Binder and her family.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carly (Lis les Livres)

    http://lisleslivres.blogspot.com/2012... Characters: The characters were my favorite part of this book. They are very likable, but I would choose Finn over Beth as my favorite. Blasphemy, you say? Well, I liked that Finn starts out elusive but warms up to Beth quickly, even making fun, flirty comments with her. Yet, he knows the appropriate time to be serious and evidently cares for his sister. Beth also shares this compassion towards her siblings and fights for them. She is portrayed as the unde http://lisleslivres.blogspot.com/2012... Characters: The characters were my favorite part of this book. They are very likable, but I would choose Finn over Beth as my favorite. Blasphemy, you say? Well, I liked that Finn starts out elusive but warms up to Beth quickly, even making fun, flirty comments with her. Yet, he knows the appropriate time to be serious and evidently cares for his sister. Beth also shares this compassion towards her siblings and fights for them. She is portrayed as the underdog, trying to battle herself. Honestly, who can root against an underdog? Ms. Doidge delineates the relationships between the siblings perfectly: We love to mess with our siblings and are competitive, but the truth in the matter is that we love them regardless because they're family. And, yes, I found myself getting angry with the author if I thought that one of the characters were seeing their last pages in the story. Plot: It started out a little slow for my tastes, but it sure did pick up! Reminding me of Looper, the basis of the plot is formidable. It's quite thought provoking. I thought,"What if I were a time walker? What if I knew I would drastically change in the future? Would I try to prevent myself from becoming that way, but would I actually make my future worse in the efforts to do so?" Writing: This book is very easy to read, flowing pretty well. I do appreciate the occasional SAT vocabulary words being thrown in :) Overall: I have to give it to Meghan Ciana Doidge, this was a pretty good book! I'm very skeptical of books that aren't published by the renowned publishing houses even though there have been some terrible works that have been published by them. I'm definitely going to have to try some more independents. I love indie movies, so why not try indie books (Is that the proper term? :)). *Additional info: The price of Spirit Binder will be lowered to $.99 the week following the 12-7-12 release of Time Walker. Buy the Book I have Spirit Binder ready to be read. However, I just don't know when I will be ready to read it. This was the first time we were requested to do a review, and it was such a lovely experience! It was fun to be like an editor for a little while. Thanks and best wishes, Meghan.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Elizabeth

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Meghan Ciana Doidge.) Beth is one of the ‘spirit bound’, which basically means that she has magic. One of 5 adopted children of the ‘spirit binder’, Beth doesn’t really understand her magic. She’s able to sneak around in shadows without anyone seeing her, and she can open any lock just by thinking about it, but surely those are minor gifts when compared with her siblings who control earth, water, and fire (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Meghan Ciana Doidge.) Beth is one of the ‘spirit bound’, which basically means that she has magic. One of 5 adopted children of the ‘spirit binder’, Beth doesn’t really understand her magic. She’s able to sneak around in shadows without anyone seeing her, and she can open any lock just by thinking about it, but surely those are minor gifts when compared with her siblings who control earth, water, and fire? One day, after a major earthquake, Beth’s parents leave the castle to go to the city to help repair damage caused by the earthquake, leaving Beth, her brothers and sisters, and two visiting teens alone at the castle. When Rose (Beth’s sister) then disappears, and then during a search for her, Beth’s other brothers and sisters are taken too, Beth needs to figure out what to do and soon. The appearance of a woman who looks similar to Beth though, and her insistence that Beth bring her the blood sword that is locked in the tower, leaves Beth with even more questions about who she really is and what she can do. Can Beth save her brothers and sisters? Who is this other woman? And what powers does Beth really possess? I was in two minds when starting this book, because the author’s previous book ‘Spirit Binder’, was good, but didn’t blow me away. ‘Time Walker’ was a big improvement though! Beth was quiet a quiet character, sticking to the shadows, and practicing opening locks, even though she felt that her gift was pretty poor compared to her siblings gifts. She spent a lot of time caring for other people though, which was lovely to see. There was a hint of romance in this book, and even a question about Beth’s feelings towards her adopted brother Bryan, as they were in no way blood related. The other boy in the story – Finn, one of the visiting kids was by far a better choice though in my opinion. I’d suggest that even just for appearances sake you don’t fall in love with your adoptive brother! I liked the storyline in this book. I felt it was more straightforward than that in ‘Spirit Binder’, and I didn’t get confused at all during this book. This book also had a much more YA feel to it, whether this is purely due to the fact that the main character is obviously a lot younger than Theo was I’m not sure. This book in part reminded me of ‘The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe’, there’s a real sense of adventure, it involves siblings searching for a missing sibling, and there’s even snow and a forest! Overall; a good YA fantasy, with plenty of mystery. 7 out of 10

  4. 4 out of 5

    Maghon Thomas

    I originally LOVED Spirit Binder, so at first, I wasn’t sure how to feel about a spin off series based on the same type of story… But I LOVED IT!! Beth is the adopted daughter is Theo. if you remembered how awesome Theo was, and still is, you’ll be just as exited as me. She has two other adopted brothers and sisters. She thinks she isn’t powerful like her 4 siblings. Boy is she in for a totally crazy ride! I really like Beth. At times, I feel sorry for her, then at other times I think she feels I originally LOVED Spirit Binder, so at first, I wasn’t sure how to feel about a spin off series based on the same type of story… But I LOVED IT!! Beth is the adopted daughter is Theo. if you remembered how awesome Theo was, and still is, you’ll be just as exited as me. She has two other adopted brothers and sisters. She thinks she isn’t powerful like her 4 siblings. Boy is she in for a totally crazy ride! I really like Beth. At times, I feel sorry for her, then at other times I think she feels to sorry for herself. But she’s learning, not just about herself, but about her past, her family and who she can trust when the bad guy shows up! And boy oh boy, the bad guy will totally throw you for a loop! That was the coolest plot twist EVER!! I had no idea that was coming and my jaw dropped. So high for for unpredictability!! The secondary characters are all so interesting. You see some of the old characters from the Spirit Binder series but now you’ve got their kids! At first, I thought I would have sided with her Brother, but now- I’m all about FINN!! Oh man! I’ve got another new book boyfriend he’s a little serious but he’s HAWT!! Lol plus he’s quite talented not that the other characters aren’t, he just stole my heart so I couldn’t help but pay extra close attention to him!! I’m really hoping to see more Finn Lets talk about the amazing writing! I haven’t read anyone who writes like Ms Dodge. She is flawless. And her writing is so unique. As well as her story lines. Her stories suck me in, and I can’t put them down. Normally, when I love the original work and a series, a spinoff wouldn’t interest me. But this new story has just enough of the old story with more of the new series to make it beautiful! I’m really in love! I am not sure I could say enough about this book, or any of the other works by Ms Dodge other than go get her books! NOW!! Please please!! I think we should all be swept off our feet, or butts since I read sitting down, with this epic new journey! A WONDERFUL, AMAZING 5 PAWS from me!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Wilcox

    This was a really good read. I got it free in exchange for reviewing it. It's a very interesting magical story about a powerful family, told from the point of view of a teen girl named Beth - who is a bit grumpy and unfriendly - snarky, you might say. The characters are introduced at a ceremony for her younger sister. I became discouraged during the introductions, as I wasn't really committed to the book yet, and found the listing of people rather tedious. I decided to commit to the book, howeve This was a really good read. I got it free in exchange for reviewing it. It's a very interesting magical story about a powerful family, told from the point of view of a teen girl named Beth - who is a bit grumpy and unfriendly - snarky, you might say. The characters are introduced at a ceremony for her younger sister. I became discouraged during the introductions, as I wasn't really committed to the book yet, and found the listing of people rather tedious. I decided to commit to the book, however, and went back to the beginning to read it all again. Glad I did. We get to know Beth and her family as the days unfold. They are an interesting group with distinct personalities and gifts. Their background and relationship to one another is sketchy, but we know enough and learn more as the story unfolds. There are all of the usual interactions on different levels (brother-sister, boy-girl, mother-children) and an adventure that gets the heart pounding. I didn't want to go to bed last night when I saw I was at 78%. I think the author could develop the characters a bit more - fill them out. It almost moves too quickly. She also has a tendency to use multiple adjectives rather than the adjective that is just right. Sometimes a sentence seems like it isn't quite in the right spot or a description is too vague. She uses "almost", "some sort of" and "probably" more than she should, making the story seem diluted down. These comments make it sound like a didn't enjoy reading it, but I did. Very much. An improvement in the development and tightness of descriptions would move it from "a very good read" to "an amazing read"! There were a few edits I would make and a few corrections, but not many: Location 21 She was kind of tiny and normally [she] hated........ Delete the second she Location 123 It almost seemed as if he was floating....... Should be: as if he WERE floating (subjunctive) and get rid of almost Location 159 Beth wasn't suddenly so sure...... Word order is awkward. I prefer: Suddenly, Beth wasn't so sure Location 210 which was beyond the Midlands in the far south of Cascadia.....Wordy. Try: Far south beyond the Cascadia Midlands Location 1394 she'd was.....typo: she was Locations 1740 and 1749 1740 It spilled open and the apple bounced away over the snow, but she didn't see it...... 1749 Her body had just shut down, ... being momentarily blissfully unaware..... Point of view change: The author slips out of third person (tight) into omniscient. Location 2733 She didn't know here to start. Typo: where I recommend it for anyone who enjoys magical fantasy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karen Byington

    This was another great story from Meghan Ciana Doidge. It's YA and while I admit, I wish her characters were in their late 20's - 30's (for the experience they bring) but no matter the age of her characters, the stories are good, the characters are interesting and I enjoy reading them. I am now reading the prequel and that is also enjoyable. I'd recommend it no matter what age you are and I'll be looking forward to the next book in this series. This was another great story from Meghan Ciana Doidge. It's YA and while I admit, I wish her characters were in their late 20's - 30's (for the experience they bring) but no matter the age of her characters, the stories are good, the characters are interesting and I enjoy reading them. I am now reading the prequel and that is also enjoyable. I'd recommend it no matter what age you are and I'll be looking forward to the next book in this series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    I hate when I start reading a book and realize that I’m missing something. Despite my not having read Spirit Bound, I was still able to follow most of what was happening in this one, although there was some confusion in the beginning.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Toubob

    I really liked the start of what seems like it should be a series. Yet there hasn’t been another book and this was published in 2013.

  9. 4 out of 5

    A Book Vacation

    3.5 stars To see my full review: http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20... Time Walker is a great MG/YA novel from those who love elementals. Beth, her siblings, and her friends are all special, each able to do something the others are not… and Beth’s talent is unlocking things, but that’s not all. She also holds the ability to walk through time, unbeknownst to her. I really enjoyed the story, especially as I watched Beth develop and come into herself. She is one of many adopted siblings who call th 3.5 stars To see my full review: http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20... Time Walker is a great MG/YA novel from those who love elementals. Beth, her siblings, and her friends are all special, each able to do something the others are not… and Beth’s talent is unlocking things, but that’s not all. She also holds the ability to walk through time, unbeknownst to her. I really enjoyed the story, especially as I watched Beth develop and come into herself. She is one of many adopted siblings who call the Spirit Binder, Theo, mother, but with all the talent around her, she feels a bit… untalented, especially when her siblings are able to do much more than unlock things. Truth be told, I’d probably be feeling pretty down, too. But with the appearance of her much older, evil self, Beth learns there is more to her powers than she ever knew, and that she holds the key to her family’s future. The concept of this novel is great. The idea of being able to transcend time, to be able to bend the elements, period, has always intrigued me, and I really liked learning about Beth, as well as her family and friends. I did find a few things confusing, though, as I read. First, I had a little trouble keeping everyone straight, as there were a lot of characters within the novel. Between all the kids on the premise with powers, the Spirit Binder and her entourage, and the guards, I became a bit confused about who everyone was and how they were related. The other confusion I had was that of Beth’s feelings for her adopted brother. I’m not sure if the love described was supposed to be platonic, brotherly love, or if it was supposed to be romantic love. Something tells me it’s supposed to be the latter, which rubs me the wrong way just a little because, being adopted and having an adopted brother myself, I find the “romantic” love aspect somewhat gross. Overall, though, Time Walker is a fun, clean, well-executed story that I enjoyed. I love the world Doidge has created, and can’t wait to learn more about it. Three and a half stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Darlene

    I picked up this book through BookRooster.com. I received it after Spirit Bound by the same author, Meghan Ciana Doidge. Whereas Spirit Bound stars a strong adult female lead, Theo, Time Walker stars her young adopted child, Beth. As Beth grows up before our eyes, I learned to like her. But mostly I got tired of how she seemed--well, immature. Mooning over her brother while another adoptive brother mooned over her, whining about her lack of talents or gifts of magic. Okay, I am not the audience t I picked up this book through BookRooster.com. I received it after Spirit Bound by the same author, Meghan Ciana Doidge. Whereas Spirit Bound stars a strong adult female lead, Theo, Time Walker stars her young adopted child, Beth. As Beth grows up before our eyes, I learned to like her. But mostly I got tired of how she seemed--well, immature. Mooning over her brother while another adoptive brother mooned over her, whining about her lack of talents or gifts of magic. Okay, I am not the audience this book is aimed for. But I think this may have been for the middle-grader, not even for a young adult, much less for a 65-year-old who wishes she had learned to time walk. There were parts of this book I liked, but I wish it would have had more of the Spirit Bound, Theo, in the story. She does show up after dealing with the aftermath of an Earthquake. But I missed her spirit. Don't take my word for it. I have been looking at the other reviews and most are of higher praise than mine. I might just be in a mood or something. I will try to read more by this author. I think I would like to meet Beth as an adult and see what she's has made of herself and her abilities.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jules cressall

    I loved it!!! Review to come on The Reading Cafe.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Karen

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christy Wright

  14. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

  16. 4 out of 5

    Deleta Armour

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lora Wilkinson

  18. 5 out of 5

    CHRISTY HOWE

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Cicciu

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Halverson

  21. 4 out of 5

    Leata

  22. 5 out of 5

    Julie Rose

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Erlin

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jill B

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shadow

  27. 5 out of 5

    Trixi Virtucucio

  28. 5 out of 5

    A Holscher

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  30. 4 out of 5

    Anne B Burn

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