Monday, April 6, 2020

This Is How You Lose the Time War

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (2019). 201 pages.

Amid the wreckage of a destroyed world, two agents, from either side of a war, begin an unlikely correspondence as they race back through time, each taunting and trying to one-up the other. As their communication progresses, something more emerges from their letters, and what was once rivalry turns into affection as they experience history in reverse. As their bond deepens, so does the threat that they will be discovered and face certain death for their treachery. How will one win the time war if it means losing the other?

This was SUCH a unique and entertaining read. I loved it from beginning to end, from the insults hurled at one another, to the burgeoning romance, to the slices of history and the creativity each character mustered to continue the correspondence. I loved it so much that I wanted to start rereading it as soon as it ended.

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