Insight Kindling

The Call to Search Everywhen Book 2

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
199 Pages
Reviewed on 12/17/2015
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Author Biography

Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She's a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her nonfiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. She’s also a contributing editor for her local writing club’s monthly newsletter. The California Writers Club, South Bay branch, has awarded two of Chess’ stories first place for best short fiction. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Chess Desalls’ The Call to Search Everywhen series continues with its second installment, Insight Kindling. Calla Winston faces charges against her for changing the past. Her use of the Travel Glasses resulted in the creation of two writings that affected the lives of Edgar, the inventor of the Travel Glasses, and Valcas, their prior owner. Now Calla must explain her actions before the Time and Space Travel Agency. Unfortunately, the hearing does not end well. The agency finds her guilty and forces her to choose between two harsh penalties.

Insight Kindling introduces new characters as Calla teams up with a group of talented travelers to search for her father. Book Two answered most of the questions that readers might have from Book One, but new questions arise, adding more intrigue to the story. As I had already familiarized myself with the world building, the plot direction is easier to follow and gives more exciting twists. There’s not much chasing this time but more searching, as the plot takes a slightly different turn. One of the highlights of this book is when Calla discovers her own special travel talent, which may or may not be enough to protect herself while completing her mission.

Desalls maintains the excellent imaginative traits of the story. Calla still makes questionable decisions at times, but she is more mature and focuses more on important resolutions. All in all, fans of the series would be pleased to know that Book Two does not disappoint. This is another enjoyable read from Desalls.