The Blonde Bookworm: Invictus by Ryan Graudin -- Review

Invictus by Ryan Graudin -- Review

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Title: Invictus 
Author: Ryan Graudin
Pages: 464
Publishing: September 26th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316503136


Time flies when you're plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. 

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.


I'm a sucker for time travel books so Invictus was on my radar from the first time I read the synopsis. Often times in a time travel novel, it becomes a little difficult to keep up with, but I didn't really have that problem with Invictus. It was pretty easy to follow until the very end. Things got a little messy, but I was still able to focus on the plot and understand what was happening. 

I really enjoyed all of the characters and loved all of the beautiful imagery Graudin created. I was able to picture the characters perfectly in my mind and I really fell in love with each of their personalities. There was a ton of action throughout the novel and I never felt bored or tired of the characters. I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy sci-fi and fantasy novels. Thank you to NetGalley and Little Brown for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review! 

Rating 3/5


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