Sixteen-year-old Julia Corona is a Daughter of Fate, destined to travel through time to battle the creatures of Mythos who seek to change history. Julia would rather use her powers to ditch PE than fulfill her duties as the Daughter of Present, but her best friend Angie, the Daughter of Past, can’t stand the thought of their magic fading away, which is what will happen if they can’t find the third Daughter soon. Then they discover the Daughter of Future is Kaitlyn, the bullying bad girl who tried to steal Angie’s boyfriend. Suddenly a world ruled by demons doesn’t seem so bad compared to being magically bound to Kaitlyn for the rest of their lives.
Julia is ready to kiss the magic goodbye until she meets Ethan, an intense young man who claims to be her protector and seems to know Julia better than she knows herself. He looks at her with a strange mix of longing and resentment that Julia can’t explain. Before she gets a chance to solve the mystery, the creatures of Mythos strike, opening a portal in Revolutionary France. The Daughters of Fate must set aside their differences and band together with Ethan to travel back in time to close the portal, but someone close to them will betray them, making their task nearly impossible. The history books are changing, and it may already be too late.
An accomplished procrastinator, Diana Paz has always dreamed of freezing time. Born in Costa Rica and raised on Miami Beach, she moved to California in her teens and has never lived farther than a hundred miles from one ocean or another. She completed her BA in Liberal Studies at California State University, San Marcos, in sunny Southern California. Visit her at dianapaz.com.
Timespell tells the story of the Daughters of Fate, three girls who have the power to control time. I have read a ton of YA books that have Greek mythology influences. Timespell uses the three fates as well as monsters such as the minotaur and gorgons. It is a different usage and was really creative. There are only so many demi-god stories that can be told.
The three main characters Julia, Angie and Kaitlyn were fantastic. They each narrate the story from time to time, in third person which made it easier to understand. I enjoyed that we the reader were able to connect to each of the girls. Each character had a biased feeling about the other two so it was nice to not out rightly love one character and hate another for the entire book. I did enjoy Julia's story more than the others. The romance between her and Ethan was focused on more and I love a love story. I was confused about the time travel and their love especially at the end.
I think this story concluded in a nice was with there being no cliff hanger. But I don't think this plot and conflict was resolved so I am hoping for a sequel. I think this book is great for fans of adventure stories. This book is fun and exciting. It is a page turner that you will want to finish in one sitting. It has a lot of drama between the three girls and their love interests. I really need a sequel. I want to know what happens between Ethan and Julia desparately!!