Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Syndicate by Sophie Davis WITH Review

Book Title:  The Syndicate  (TimeWaves #1)
Author: Sophie Davis
Release Date:  March 1, 2016

In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past. As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2446-89 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Her job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate's clientele.
Stassi's next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions.
Because history isn’t playing out as it should be—a first for the syndicate. When the stakes are raised and it becomes a matter of life or death, Stassi and Gaige must ultimately decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it.

4.5 Stars

I was given a book in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

Stasis works for the Itlas Syndicate traveling in time, even though it is forbidden.  If not done correctly, time travel can make the traveler ill or make changes in the timeline that change the course of history.  It must be done according to plan, and a traveler must use the vortex.  She and her partner Gaige are sent to Paris in the 1920's for their next assignment.  Can they complete the assignment without their usual complications and finally follow the rules?  Highly doubtful.

This is the first book I've read by Sophie Davis. I love time travel stories, and this one had me hooked from the beginning.  Stassis is a strong sassy character, and I love her relationship with Gaige. Their banter is quick and funny.  The story is fleshed out perfectly with plenty of details but not too many as it would bog down the pace.  The story kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next.  Yay I love it when that happens.  The supporting characters were great especially Molly.  I would definitely want her on my team.  Charles was an interesting character as well, and I'm very interested in seeing how his character fits into the next book.  I will definitely be continuing this series and have already put some of the authors other books on my wishlist.  I recommend this first installment in the timewaves series.

Sophie Davis Bio:
"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and an adorable rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions—with frequent social media appearances—as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.
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Other Sophie Davis Novels 
(Indicates Yet-to-be-Released Titles): 
The Talented Saga: Talented, Hunted, Caged, Captivated, Created, Exiled: Kenly’s Story, Unforgettable, (Inescapable)
The Timewaves Series: The Syndicate, (Atlic)
The Blind Barriers Trilogy: Fragile Facade, Platinum Prey, (Vacant Voices)
The Nightmares Trilogy: Pawn, (Sacrifice), (Checkmate)

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