Review: Travel Glasses (The Call To Search Everywhen #1) by Chess Desalls

Posted March 19, 2015 in review / 1 Comment

Review: Travel Glasses (The Call To Search Everywhen #1) by Chess DesallsTravel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen, Book 1) by Chess Desalls
Published by on December 2nd 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, SciFi
Format: eARC
Pages: 240
Source: NetGalley
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Valcas uses an altered pair of sunglasses to help Calla escape to a different place and time. He offers his further protection in exchange for a promise. Intrigued by Valcas and the possibility of time travel, Calla accepts. That is until she learns that his search for her was no mere coincidence. Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas' past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she's looking for before he catches up. The Call to Search Everywhen is a serial series of novel-length installments. Travel Glasses is YA fantasy filled with metafiction and other literary twistiness. It's a thought-provoking narrative about trust, relationships, reality and illusion.

This book is well, about travel glasses. It actually includes abit sci-fi stuffs, which makes it all the more interesting and confusing at the same time. But there’s just something I could not click with in this book. I honestly think this book has alot of potential, but I don’t know, there’s just something missing. It could be the lack of action? I spent the whole night thinking about this book, and I finally FINALLY realise what was wrong with the book. Its story plot. But before I go into that, let me summarise the whole book for you. Basically, Calla placed away ALL her technologies after she was betrayed badly. But an unfortunate encounter lead her to meeting the sexy guy with the travel glasses. From here that it gets ultra confusing. Because (and this may or may not be spoiler, I have no idea) firstly, she willingly followed Valcas, a complete stranger with TRAVEL GLASSES into the future. WILLINGLY. But the moment she realised that it was no mere coincidence that he sought her out (apparently he knew EVERYTHING about her before meeting her), she bolted. LIKE, really, the woman just ran away from Valcas. And from then on, he is deemed the bad guy chasing her ass.

But other than that, like I said, the book is fascinating, but it can also get confusing. Especially since the author literally delved into the mechanics, the rules of time-travelling. So, half of the time I am confused as hell (might be my slow brain, but oh well.)

But YES, I shall still give this book a chance, because at least there’s hot, sexy Valcas. Come on, the second book please. 😉

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