Calla Winston’s mobile devices sit in a corner of her room, covered in dust. Weeks ago, she shared photos and laughs with her best online friend. Now, after having felt the sting of betrayal, she prefers being hidden and friendless. She equates privacy with security and technology with pain.
Then she meets Valcas, an otherworldly time traveler who traverses time and space with a pair of altered sunglasses. When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas uses the Travel Glasses to help her escape. He offers his further protection in exchange for a promise. Intrigued by Valcas and the possibility of time travel, Calla accepts. That is until she learns that his search for her was no mere coincidence.
Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. The Travel Glasses take Calla’s mistrust of technology to all new levels. But without them, she’ll never make it back home. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.
Travel Glasses has the most amazing cover. The colour is striking, the dress and landscape give it a fairy tale feel (I’ve yet to open the book, so could be wrong), making the timepiece at the bottom and the strange-looking glasses in her hand all the more inviting.
Upon opening the book, I’m presented with well-formatted text, a first person narrator and an interesting introduction into Calidora’s world. The writing style makes it a pleasure to read, as does the absence of errors. I’ve only flicked through the first couple of pages, but intend to read more of this book.