Quantum Entanglement is the second book in L.K.Hill’s Interchron series, full of time-travel and brain powers :D. There will be a few spoilers for Persistence of Vision, so feel free to check out that review instead if you want! I very much enjoyed Persistence of Vision because of the awesome new take on time-travel and super-human powers in an adult sci-fi, and while Quantum Entanglement did continue to thrill with even more time travel goodness, I didn’t get pulled in quite as much as with Persistence of Vision. If you’ve enjoyed the series so far, though, you should definitely continue!
Note: I received an ARC of Quantum Entanglement from the author in exchange for an honest review. Some things might have changed in the final version.
Quantum Entanglement by Liesel K. Hill (Interchron #2)
Published by Author on September 17th, 2013
Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, YA
Length: 400 pages
How I got my copy: Author
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Five months after traveling to a post-apocalyptic future where collectives reign supreme and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper was returned to her own time until the threat to her life could be neutralized. She thought Marcus and the others would return for her within a few weeks, and now she’s beginning to worry.
When travelers from the future finally show up to collect her, it’s not who she expected. With the return of her memories, she wants more than ever to see Marcus again, but a snake-like woman whose abilities are a perfect match for Maggie’s, an injured Traveler, and decades of civil unrest to wade through all stand in the way of their reunion.
Meanwhile, Marcus and Karl traipse through the countryside, trying to neutralize Colin, who’s promised to brutalize and murder Maggie if he can get his hands on her. When a collective woman is left for dead, Marcus heals her, hoping she’ll be the key to killing Colin and bringing Maggie back. But she may prove as much a hindrance as a help.
The team struggles to get their bearings, but things happen faster than they know. The collectives are coalescing, power is shifting, and the one called B is putting sinister plans into action. If the team can’t reunite and get a handle on the situation, their freedom and individuality—perhaps their very identity—will be ripped away before they can catch their breath.
- There is a lot more time jumping in Quantum Entanglement and we get to see the various stages of humanity’s downfall first hand. This was such a clever way to give the reader a deeper feel for the history/future of the world and I loved it :D.
- We get to see many of our old friends from Persistence of Vision and make some new ones. I was especially excited that Jonah got to come along on the adventures this time so we got to know him better.
- Quantum Entanglement ups the flashbacks and memory craziness, so we get to find out more about Maggie’s past and Marcus’! I’m loving trying to figure out the mystery of Maggie’s decision to dump her memories, but it was also cool to get a firsthand look of Marcus’ childhood with David.
- I had a hard time connecting to the characters and action in Quantum Entanglement, much more than I did with Persistence of Vision. I can chalk some of it up to having read an ARC, so I’m sure the writing will be smoothed just a bit more in the final copy, but it was also difficult for Maggie and Marcus to be apart for so much of the book. I wanted to be rooting for the main couple, but the romance wasn’t the focus so I just kind of forgot about it >.>.
- There are several new types of powers and enhancements of previous powers in Quantum Entanglement and I wasn’t really a fan. There is brief mention of someone having power over the weather, which seemed outside of the mental powers we’ve encountered so far. Further, there is heavy hinting that Maggie will keep breaking the rules, and I love the rules of magic systems!
Quantum Entanglement is a solid sci-fi sequel that ended up feeling a bit like a build-up book. I’m interested to see how things go in the third book, but my lack of connection with the characters that I used to feel strongly for was disappointing. I have to say that I don’t think I’ve ever seen time-travel handled better, however, so if you like very sci-fiy time travel story, you will dig Quantum Entanglement :D.