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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything...a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries - if you are a Descendant of Time.

Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.

©2012 April White (P)2017 April White

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4·5 Re-Read but still loved it stars!


🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 Re-Read but still loved it Stars

Phew! This was a relief, i read this book a few years ago and was worried about revisiting it, but Huzzah! I still loved this book.

This little cracker of a book can be found free on Kindle, and thats exactly how i found it last time, this time i listened to it.

Saira is a young girl that hasn't really had the best upbringing, moved around from pillar to post her mother disappears, nothing new, she does that for days or even weeks at a time, and Saira can look after herself.

As a freerunner Saira loves the freedom of the city, and often leaves her "tag" in places she has stopped at, unfortunately this time she gets caught by the cops, and with her mother not there, she gets shipped off to stay with her Grandmother in London, who isn't best pleased to see her, considering she threw Saira's mother out.

Meeting new people and travelling around London is a new experience for Saira, and being chased by a strange man calling her "Clocker" has her hiding in a tube station.
She notices an old "tag" there and puts her fingers on it to trace and admire it.......big mistake!

Turns out that Saira is a Clocker, someone who can travel through time, and she finds herself in 1888 and being chased by no other than Jack the Ripper, and she's sure she also spotted her mother at some point!

Finding her way back to present day she learns the family history, and also that things like Werewolves, Shifters and Seers exist!

Oh and she also meets Archer, who is a vampire!

For someone who is not a Paranormal fan i was truly engaged in this story, even though it had vampires and wolves in it, it didn't focus on the "magicky" part of it, if that makes sense.

It's like a Harry Potter meets Oliver Twist meets the White Chapel murders!

🎧🎧 Narrated by Gemma Barrett who is a new to me narrator.

Fantastic narration and such a good story, give it a try, it's free on Kindle, what have you got to lose?

Happy reading

V Nerd x

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Absolutely Amazing

This book was incredible! The world April White created is out of this world. (Pun intended). This book is so addictive. Once I started listening I just couldn't stop. Lost a lot of sleep but it was well worth it. Can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.

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great book

I only wish Gemma Barrett had narrated the whole series instead just the first 3. She did a great job of narrating this series and I loved them all. I have read this series 3 times.

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Different book she's reading from mine

I thought this book was amazing. I only wish the narrator was American to fit the character.

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  • Keily
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Recently upgraded this book to Audiable already read and love this book but the recording quality is shockingly bad. especially in chapter 8. Never experienced this problem with Audiable before very annoyed I wasted the money upgrading it.

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  • Roobarb
  • 12-29-17

Hold on tight as you travel through

This is a gripping story that flips back and forth through time as we find out about Saira's family history, she makes friends, and rescues her Mum from danger in the past. There's a hint of romance, a lot of intrigue and although I believe it's aimed at younger adults is a fantastic read for those of us who aren't so young.

This is a new version on Audible, read by the same person (Gemma Barrett) who reads the others. If you have the previous version it's not necessary to own this one but I saw it was on sale so grabbed it. Gemma reads well and now it flows with the others so there's no change in pronunciation which is good.