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Marking Time is the 2016 Library Journal Indie E-Book Award winner for Young Adult Fiction.
Marking Time was nominated for a literature award at the 2016 International Vampire Festival in Romania.
“The thick pretzel of a plot involving Immortal lineages—Time, Nature, War, Fate, and Death—and their superpowered Descendants is fabulously unique. .. A rich, satisfying mix of romance, horror, and time travel." - Kirkus Reviews
“With a solid premise and a fully fleshed-out lead, this fast-paced fantasy thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” – Library Journal
“An enthralling mystery, wrapped in a thriller, tied with a romantic bow." -LitBuzz Reviews
"April White's expert world-building, addictive action, and compelling characterization made Marking Time impossible to put down. The Immortal Descendants series is an epic time-travel fantasy!"
-Elizabeth Hunter, best-selling author of the Elemental Mysteries
"...it's like taking all the coolest things and putting them into one book." -Dan Gover, Booklikes.com
2016 Library Journal Indie Award Winner - Young Adult Literature
Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything … a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a Tube station transports Saira to the nineteenth century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.
Seventeen-year-old Clocker, Saira Elian is back on the run and being hunted by Mongers. The Descendants of War are amassing power in the 21st century, bent on controlling all the Immortal Descendants. Their attempt to kidnap Saira, a rare Descendant of Time and Nature, reveals just how brazen they’ve become. Archer, the vampire who has loved Saira for over a century, is willing to risk everything to protect her.
Crossing the time stream to repair it has dropped Saira and Archer into the heart of the Hundred Years’ War on the eve of an epic battle, where the line between friends and enemies will be drawn in blood. To finally end the deadly game of cat and mouse with Wilder, Saira must confront her greatest challenge yet: the truth about her changing Nature.
Under threat of a brutal massacre, Saira and Ringo travel back to Bletchley Park during World War II where they team up with Archer from the past to crack a Nazi code and expose a Monger intent on changing the course of history. They join forces with a female commando from the French resistance to hunt down an elite unit of Monger soldiers - Hitler’s Werewolves - before the terror squad can strike a fatal blow at the heart of the Allied war effort.
As Saira uses her Clocking skills to prevent her worst nightmares from coming true, she travels from the dirty streets of Victorian London to the secret archives of the Vatican. She seeks a purpose that is greater than smashed hope, greater than lost love, greater than the prophecy that has shaped her very existence. She must use the lessons of history to free the present and shape the future. And in the end, Saira and her friends will face War and Death in the most important battle of all – the one for Peace.
Their love was a quiet, slow-growing thing that built from friendship, adventure, and shared experiences. In this final chapter of The Immortal Descendants series, Ringo and Charlie begin their own journey of love, laughter, and all the misadventures a pair of Victorian street urchins can encounter when they’ve traveled through time. Where, exactly, is home for two people who have journeyed so far, and if they find it, can they ever truly go back?
In the fall of 1849, Edgar Allan Poe disappeared. He was missing for five days, and was then found wandering near Gunnar's Hall in Baltimore, delirious and possibly drunk, wearing strange clothes and carrying a cane. Poe died four days later in a Baltimore hospital, never having regained proper consciousness except to call out for a mysterious person by the name of “Reynolds.”
Of course Poe was a Clocker, and I knew I would write that story someday. What I hadn't expected was who would find Poe when he stumbled into the 21st Century.
Her name is Alexandra "Ren" Reynolds, and she has a secret too.