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By Rysa Walker

2013 Winner — Amazon leap forward Novel Award — Grand Prize and younger grownup Fiction Winner

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother supplies her a wierd blue medallion and speaks of time commute, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the previous lady is delusional. however it all turns into horrifyingly genuine whilst a homicide some time past destroys the root of Kate’s present-day lifestyles. all at once, that medallion is the one factor maintaining Kate from blinking out of existence.

Kate learns that the 1893 killing is a part of whatever even more sinister, and her genetic skill to time commute makes Kate the single person who can repair the longer term. Risking every thing, she travels again in time to the Chicago World’s reasonable to attempt to avoid the homicide and the chain of occasions that follows.

Changing the timeline comes with a private cost—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves may have no reminiscence of her life. And despite her causes, does Kate have the precise to control the destiny of the full global?

Timebound was once initially published as Time’s Twisted Arrow.

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