So it's no secret that I'm obsessed with The Chronos Files series by Rysa Walker, it was even featured on my blog, I'm also a big freaking fan of The Harry Potter series, and if you love both of the books like I do, and would love a mix between the two, you will definitely want to read The Immortal Descendants series by April White. It's full of time traveling and the setting for the books is based around a school for the Immortal Descendants. The Immortals are known as Time, Death, Nature, Fate, & War, and yes they are actually Gods, so there's a little bit of Greek Mythology thrown in there too. They are Gods that created there own offspring, and are forbidden to intermix with each other, and if there was ever a child of mixed heritage born, they will be put to death. So Fate and War cannot fall in love and have children, nor can Time and Nature, and so on. But of course there is always one rule breaker, and in this case it is Saira Elian, but it's not who she will fall in love with that breaks all the rules, it's what she is and what she'll become. Saira is a seventeen year old tagger living in Venice Beach, CA with her mom who is oblivious to the fact that she is a descendant of time, until one day while her mom has left her to her own devices, she goes out one night to tag and is chased by by some unknown assaliants, she is caught by authorities for tagging as she's running away, and they threaten to take her to child services. Because she has no parent around and no way to reach her mother, she has to reluctantly call her estranged grandmother in London and stay with her until her mother returns.
While in London, Saira tries to make the best of her stay and deems it to hard to put up with her difficult grandmother and runs away. While walking the London streets at night, she is subsequently chased by the same assailants that were chasing her in Venice Beach, but out of nowhere a stanger pulls up in an Aston Martin and orders her to get in if she wants to get away. Of course she is skeptical of this mystery man and he lets her out of the car and tells her to go to the tunnels at the train station while he distracts her pursuers, while she is in the tunnels she see's a drawing and begins outlining it with her finger, because she's drawn to it, and it looks familiar, and from there she falls through the picture. Not realizing it was a time portal, she's traveled back to the 1800's. She roams around thinking that there must have been a play going on somewhere in the city and the people are still dressed in costume. While roaming she comes face to face with Jack the Ripper and runs into no one other than the guy who rescued her, his name is Archer, but he has no idea who she is in this time frame. Since she's dressed for her time, he assumes she is a male because her hair is covered and she has on pants, and while conversing she finds out she's a time traveler and the year she has traveled to, not one to believe, Archer has to convince her with a newspaper a local boy is selling to prove to her what year it is. As she's leaving, Archer and her have caught the attention of Jack the Ripper once again and as she's falling through the portal she see's her mom. This is when the story really starts rolling, when she gets back, her grandmother enrolls her in The borarding school for Immortal Descendants, there she finds friendships and falls in love with an abomination to her kind. In the first book Saira is in a race against time to rescue her mother, she's took too long to come back to the current time, and that is when she sets forth a prophecy that's been into place way before she was even born.
The book has it's own unique spin on it. It is unlike any other I have read. It's not just about time traveling, it's about Seer's and vampires and shifters. So many elements to the book that it is told through a 5 part series. There is a school similar to Hogwarts where Saira's kind attends and they are in grave danger by a mysterious group that keeps kidnapping the descendants. The history of England is exceptional, I never knew much of the history of the monarchs, glimpses here and there but the author gets in depth and the description of the geography is uncanning. The author puts so much description into the series and so much time into to the character development, you feel as though you are truly there. Every character in the book is of some importance, there is no useless information in this book. It keeps you guessing the whole time of what will happen next. The book is definitely YA Paranormal but it's suitable for all ages. The concept is great for a movie, it will definitely be up there with Twilight and Harry Potter for sure, and if you don't belive me, check it out yourself. Link at the bottom for Goodreads.
Saira Elian- Sophie Turner
Archer- Jonathan Keltz