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Author: Arthur J Gonzalez
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: Fahrenheit Publishing
Publication Date: February 2oth 2013
Paperback: 352 pages
Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father.
Gavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images. His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in his “family.”
Until he learns by accident that he isn’t alone in the world after all. His father’s parents are still alive and living in Washington DC.
When he takes the plunge and travels 3,000 miles to find his grandparents, he learns that they—and he—are part of something much bigger, and more dangerous, than he could ever have imagined. Something that has always put his family at risk and that will now threaten his own life, while forever changing it.
He learns that he is one of the last descendants of a small group of Photo Travelers—people who can travel through time and space through images. But his initial excitement turns to fear, when he soon discovers that he and his grandparents are being pursued by the fierce remnants of a radical European Photo Traveler cult, the Peace Hunters. What Gavin has, they want!
His adventure will take him to past eras, like The Great Depression and the Salem Witch Trials. Gavin will have to discover who he really is and must make choices that spell the difference between life and death for himself, for the relatives he now knows and loves, and for the girl he will come to love.
For Gavin Hillstone, life will never be the same.
My Book Review:
So the book starts of and we meet Gavin a 17yr old boy who's life just seems to get worse and worse he lost his parents in a horrible house fire when he was younger and his grandparents gave him away for adoption to what seemed like a loving home. Well it was in the begging anyways then tragedy strikes again & his adoptive mom gets shot while trying to protect him during an armed robbery.As times passes his foster dad has become a drunk who now takes out all his anger on poor Gavin he literally treats Gavin like garbage. But this is the result of him blaming Gavin for his wife's death (which is still no excuse).Let me tell this is a book that movies are made of.
But Gavin has found an escape for his horrible life he takes solace in taking and creating pictures but one day something weird happens he finds out that that he is able to travel in time through his pictures which for me sounds so AH_AMAZING!!! Hello getting to experience different places whenever you wanted without the jet lag sign me up!!! As the story progresses Gavin finds himself in some pretty dangerous scenarios and that sometimes things that seem so innocent turn out to be almost deadly.
The book ended on quite a cliffhanger which for me is was ugh!!! I so hate books when the do that but I understand ( Well I try to ..lol) why it has to be done I'm anxious for book 2
My Final Thoughts:
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Time Travel in books cause this one will blow you away!!! It has the right amount of Sci-Fi Fantasy without out being unbelievable its such a fresh read.
About the Author:
My name is Arthur J Gonzalez. I’m 28 years old, born and raised in Miami, FL. I graduated from the University of Florida. I am currently releasing my debut novel, The Photo Traveler. The premise surrounds 17 – year old Gavin, who discovers he is part of a small group, called Photo Travelers, who can time travel through photos and images.
--Barnes & Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-photo-traveler-arthur-j-gonzalez/1114587780?ean=9780988891609&isbn=2940044314665