Troubador Hidden Variables

Released: 28/05/2018

ISBN: 9781789010046

eISBN: 9781789010602

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Hidden Variables


The Leto family have unique gifts. 

For centuries their ancestors have experienced a higher level of consciousness, beyond both life and time. The family are concerned about one couple who are destined to change the world. 

However, when Sophia Leto witnesses a murder in a vision from the past, involving a boy at her school, she unwittingly unravels a spiral of dark secrets and hidden emotions. 

Determined to catch a killer and save a life, Sophia must use her gifts to identify each individual’s choices, circumstances and pathway through life. 

The closer she looks, the more tangled and complicated their lives become and Sophia has to wonder, when does knowledge become too little or too much?

This is a book I really enjoyed. Sophia is an intelligent, caring young woman and one who has big plans for the future. It was easy to get caught up in her concern for her classmate and her desire to do the right thing. It’s a complicated world and family that she’s been brought into, but she handles a lot of what happens to her with grace and level-headedness. The story poses some interesting questions about the nature of knowledge, the potential pitfalls of knowing the future and how the limited nature of Sophia’s gifts could put her in a precarious situation. Especially as she tries to alter things for the better.

One thing that bothered me throughout the book, was that the characters didn’t have much differentiation between their voices, and they all seemed to talk in ‘as-you-know’ explainy dialogue. Which is a real shame, because most of the time what they’re talking about is really interesting. I would have liked to see more personality and characterization present, but overall, the plot was still interesting enough that I kept reading, even despite this.

Because this book is a prequel, there’s a lot of information about things that aren’t necessarily pertinent to this particular story, but from what I gather, matters in later books. It was a little distracting to try to ferret out this information. However, I’m really excited to read the next book, Anomaly, because given what I’ve read already, I wanna know more.

Overall, a very enjoyable and short read. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves stories where you have to collect the pieces and put them together.

by Cheyenne Lepka

This was a compelling read with a good main character. I love the Leto family and how closely knitted they were. Although I found the pacing a little slow at first, it definitely picked up! Also, that cover is absolutely beautiful. Even if you haven't read anything by Caitlin Lynagh, I urge you to give this a go, it does not disappoint!

by Shijia Ali

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