Invictus

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 hTime 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.
Invictus Time flies when you re plundering history Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time The son of a time traveling Recorder from AD and a gladiator living in Rome in AD Far s birth defies t

  • Title: Invictus
  • Author: Ryan Graudin
  • ISBN: 9780316503136
  • Page: 279
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Invictus”

    1. After writing the WOLF BY WOLF duology, I found I was emotionally exhausted from spending so much time in that gritty mental landscape. INVICTUS was a chance to let my imagination play: time traveling thieves, gelato, a red panda, a heist on the Titanic! I had such a fun time writing these characters and their adventures, and I hope you have just as much fun reading it.

    2. I am a happy reader.You see, time travel and I do not have much in common. I much rather focus on the future than the past and time travel would be nothing without the past. So how come I managed to finish this 450-page book and enjoy it in the process?Two words: Ryan GraudinI knew I should try this book, despite the time-traveling, having been surprised by historical fiction/fantasy series WOLF BY WOLF. You just never know what kind of creature-book you’re faced with when it comes to this aut [...]

    3. I'd rate this 3.5 stars.Looking to take a bit of a rollicking ride, meshing time travel, history, and science fiction? Check out Ryan Graudin's Invictus, and get ready to head into the future—and back into the past.Farway ("Far") Gaius McCarthy is the son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a gladiator from ancient Rome. For all intents and purposes, he shouldn't have even been born, since his existence challenges the laws of time. Growing up hearing of his mother's exploits throughout time, t [...]

    4. This was my first book by Ryan Graudin and it won’t be my last as I really enjoyed it, the writing was absolutely gorgeous so I will be sure to pick up some of her other books if they are half as good as this one.I’m all for a baddy, sometimes I even like them more than the good characters but it was refreshing to open this book with this interesting characters in and find that ever single one of them was good, sure they had there flaws but overall they were all good people and I really like [...]

    5. “It's all about perspective, isn't it? That's why Aunt Empra loved time travel so much. She always said the past helped her make sense of the presentmetimes even the future, too. I didn't understand what she meant until I started traveling. When you witness the breadth of history, you understand how small you are. And yet at the same time you realize how much your life matters much you shape the people around you.”This book feels like a lacking-in-character-development version of Firefly, wh [...]

    6. This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books The best way to my heart is through time travel.It's no secret that time travel is my absolute favourite trope, and that I will forever seek out new stories involving jumps through time. When I first found out about Invictus, it was THE book I needed, and when I managed to snag an ARC at YALC, I was over the moon.With such high hopes, it would have been too easy to be let down. If not done well, the specifics and rules of time travel [...]

    7. Farway Gaius McCarthy's mother was a time traveling recorder from 2354 AD that had broken the rules and engaged in a relationship with a gladiator from 95 AD which brought Farway into the world. When she stayed too long in the past to witness the outcome of her love's fight in the arena though she went into labor before returning to her own time causing Farway to be born outside of time which defied the laws of nature. Now Farway has been studying to become a time traveler himself when he fails [...]

    8. It's time travel, bish.(fun fact: my grandma watches Doctor Who from time to time and she calls it "that tv show with that doctor that goes around in a weird box". No matter how many times I've told her, she's also still convinced this is some sort of fantasy medical drama)

    9. This really did feel like the Chris Pine version of Kirk was on a TARDIS with a younger version of the Firefly crew! I mean, the story is totally different & unique but it still had that fun familiar feeling of everything I love.

    10. i have zero desire to continue reading this atm maybe I'll come back to it laterdnf @ 28%~~~~upd idk about the cover but the first chapter looks intriguing“I could go back and kill Hitler,” Far joked. “Isn’t that every time traveler’s dream?”i couldn't stop myself~~~Time. Traveling. Thievesso: "Dr. Who meets Firefly meets Looper."aLSO: "Dr. Who meets Guardians of the Galaxy"NATURALLY, I HAVE TO READ THIS

    11. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Invictus by Ryan GraudinPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: September 26, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from ):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 [...]

    12. 4.5/5* I was lucky enough to receive an early ARC copy of Ryan Graudin’s upcoming YA Sci-Fi, ‘Invictus’ from the lovely people at the BKMRK stand at YALC at the end of July. After getting my copy signed and nodding like a manic bobblehead at everything Ryan Graudin said whilst on a ‘Writing & Social Change’ panel, I couldn’t have been more excited to pick it up.*Read my full review here* girlreading/bookreviews/I’ve had an odd relationship with reading for a few months now. I [...]

    13. I LOVED THIS. I need something bigger than capital letters to really capture how much I loved it. It's so weird to say that about a sci-fi book because usually, I don't click with them but this felt like it was a tailored to my exact favourite things about books. The crew reminded me of that from The Lunar Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus (when I figured out the latter comparison, I felt like crying over how much I missed that bunch of heroes.) The friendship is strong, the relationships are est [...]

    14. One of the most action packed and perfectly crafted adventures I've ever read. Invictus is genius and will keep you guessing with twists and turns you'll never see coming! I loved every single relationship dynamic (unrequited love that isn't actually unrequited? YES PLEASE) and the pacing was off-the-charts good. Like, seriously, this might just be the most impressive book I've ever read. Ryan Graudin is an absolute gem. If you liked the crew dynamics of 'Six of Crows', the timey-wimely space st [...]

    15. I got to read this in draft, and it was PHENOMENAL. This ensemble cast will capture your heart. It's an emotionally urgent, vivid, and inspiring read. Three cheers for all the Firefly/Dr. Who references <3

    16. ** My 500th review posted on :) **So I'm kind of mixed on this book. On the one hand, I loved the pacing and forward momentum of the story, which kept events feeling really exciting. On the other hand, I wasn't feeling much for the actual characters themselves, and so I felt like the story lacked emotional depth. The overall result was a littleunsatisfying.I did like the writing, and I still want to try some of Graudin's other books. I enjoyed Invictus well enough while I was reading it, and I [...]

    17. Thank you to Hachette Children's Books for kindly sending me a copy to review. All thoughts are my own, however. THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS ALSO FEATURE ON MY BLOGR A M B L EInvictus has stumped me. And, not in a good way. It's stumped me because I have never been this confused on how to rate a book. I've struggled between a 4 and a 3 for the beginning of the book, but as the story continued my attention wavered and I struggled to stay absorbed in the world and plot. I'm honestly just confused.I sh [...]

    18. DNF half way through The writing style, plot and characters are just so unreal and bizarrely done this is just not holding my interest at the moment but maybe I’ll come back to it one day.

    19. So this is a rambling, incoherent review so please bare with me. 😂I really enjoyed Invictus. It was quite different to anything else I've read recently and the world was really well fleshed out. I loved the characters. Farway was the dashing young hero with an ego who you can't help but love. Priya was wonderful and her relationship with Farway really worked for me. They complimented each other perfectly and I was so glad that they found each other again in the end. Imogen is an absolute doll [...]

    20. 2.5* dnf: 36% TRUST ME THIS SUCKS ASS(Read the wolf by wolf duology from this author, different vibe, historical fiction so it's actually good, clear plot, cool power from the main character)Ew gross this was so bad. Terrible character development, no plot, x2 instalove, very little worldbuilding (because time travel). I went forward a bit to 45% and I still have no idea what the plot is supposed to be.Read this part my initial review sucked:I going to add a bit more to this review. There are 5 [...]

    21. I loved this books (if my rating does not tell you thatlol)There are few books that get time travel right and even fewer YA books that deal with the opic, But this was the exception, from the beginning you get the sense that something big is happening and the book delivers. If you love Doctor Who, then you will love this books. There is an anomaly in the space continuum thread and is threatening to end reality as we know, The Catalyst? a boy named Far , He doesn't know it but his existence is t [...]

    22. Probably landing around 3.75-4 stars. I really like the concept of time travel and dimensions, however, I read an entire series that does this very similarly in the last couple of years: Firebird by Claudia Gray. But I still really enjoyed this and the ensemble cast element, reminiscent of Lunar Chronicles. Definitely worth a read though! I enjoyed the writing and pace of the story and I think Ryan Grayson is a great writer.

    23. I liked this one a lot! Will share a review on my blog once I've written it. ^_^Here's my review, whew!rebeccagough.wordpress/20

    24. i have zero idea what this is about so :| d im not gonna read the synopsis (thosE THINGS HAVE SO MUCH FRICKEN SPOILERS I SWEAR ITS RIDICULOUS) so let's just hope its not trash :)) Buddy readpart two with the little uni boy

    25. In the far future, time travelers jump back and forth in time to make historic records of important events in history. But some travelers don't have good intentions. They skirt the law and go back in time to steal historic artifacts that disappeared or were otherwise lost, bringing them back to sell to collectors. Farway McCarthy is a perfect time traveler. He was technically born outside of time.his mother was a Recorder (a time traveler who creates records of historic events for posterity) fro [...]

    26. You can also see my full review onmy blog! I received Invictus in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Hachette Children’s Group and Netgally.If you’re a fan of time travel, you’re going to love Invictus, I found it to be a lot of fun and quite fascinating, having not read many books based around this subject. Set in the future, Invictus has a generous mix of scfi and history throughout, with flying time machines and droids in their current time, then jumping back to the past, to th [...]

    27. This was a lot of fun!! If you like space opera sci-fis about time travel, with heists, a sprinkling of romance and mystery, this is the book for you!Farway has a promising future ahead of him as a time-traveler, but he flunks his final exam. His second chance comes in the form of Invictus, a ship that deals in the black market of time travel. It is during a trip to the Titanic that Far comes into contact with a girl who shouldn't be there. Who is she? What does she want from Far and his crew? I [...]

    28. When I saw this one Netgalley I was immediately intrigued by it. I am inexplicably drawn to books about time travel. The allure of being able to wrong past mistakes and take in a part of history that we would never experience otherwise has always been something I've been fascinated by. Add in a small dose of sci fi and characters that you can't help but be drawn to and Invictus surprised me in the best ways possible. Truly from the alluring prologue this story captured my attention and refused t [...]

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