Review: Nomad

Dec •  19 •  2013

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: NomadNomad by JL Bryan
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Self-Published on July 26th 2013
Genres: New Adult-Dystopian/Fantasy
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.

Sometimes I read books that are soo good, that I wonder why didn’t I pick up the book sooner? Why??? Now, when it comes to reading time travel, I’m very picky with it. Mainly because if the plot does not flow right, the plot can become confusing with a bunch of details with the story going absolutely no where. In Nomad, that is not the case.  This story carries the plot right, and time travel is of essence.

Plot: Time Travel. Who does not like time travel? I adore this plot. Moving fast and intriguing, Nomad is freaking awesome. The gist of the plot is this: there is a girl sent back in time to kill a horrible dictator that will take over the world and all of humanity. Of course with author JL Bryan, you know that this plot is much more complicated that that. Believe me when I say, that you will fall for it.

Love: This love is so unexpected and completely took me over. Seriously, best plot twist ever!!! Just sayin’.

Ending: I have to admit that this ending is pretty amazing. JL Bryan fits all the pieces nicely into a ending that is complete and explained. If anything, I enjoyed the book so much, I wanted more. It completely blew me away. Pure genius.

If you can’t tell, I’m in love with this story. It’s fast and fierce, blowing everything you knew about time travel away. Nomad races across the pages, coming to life right before the reader eyes.  Harmonizing a fantastic plot and explosive characters, Nomad is  stupendous.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Mary @ BookSwarm
    Dec 19, 2013

    I’m really picky with time travel stories, too (unless there’s a blue box involved) but this sounds great! I like that there’s a big ole twist in it that surprised you.

    • Savannah
      Dec 20, 2013

      Me too. If they don’t flow I’ll end up just putting the book down.

  2. Candace
    Dec 20, 2013

    Hmmm… I might have to grab this one right now! I LOVE time travel and I’ve only heard wonderful things about this!

    • Savannah
      Dec 20, 2013

      You should! And the ending is awesome!

  3. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Dec 20, 2013

    Ooh, I love plot twists that blow your mind. I’ve been thinking about reading more NA Dystopian stuff, so this will go on my list!