The Reckoning by D.M. Taylor – Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I Loved:

D.M. Taylor’s The Reckoning created a mixture of science fiction and real-life feel that had me utterly captivated. The characters were well-built and easy to love. The story was a fabulous journey that so many readers will enjoy. Overall, I loved everything about this book!

How I Felt:

The characters Taylor created were so relatable. I connected to each sister in a different way. I loved that Taden was this super-smart woman who had cracked the code to time-travel, and yet she was vulnerable. She falls in love with the wrong men, she has a history that is filled with regret, and she feels the need to protect her sister, Ruth. Ruth’s story was incredibly interesting to me. She is a woman who was once lost but has found her way, only to have everything uprooted in a surprising turn of events. Her decisions throughout the story kept me captivated, and I enjoyed following her story.

The world in The Reckoning is much like our world today. There are secret advancements in technology and science that we aren’t aware of yet and time-travel is one of them in this story.

The story focuses on Taden, who has discovered how to time-travel using inanimate objects, only to be told that she must figure out how to send humans back immediately to save the United States. A terrorist group has taken over parts of the US and the government needs to send a team back in time to stop the terrorist organization before it even starts. Worried about her sister and trying to figure out her complicated love life, Taden manages to succeed in sending someone back in time. She decides to do a secret test-run to take care of a personal matter and ends up trapped in the past. Her sister, Ruth, is traveling to visit Taden when the terrorists take over. She becomes trapped in the middle of the takeover and must figure out how to escape.

The plot was fast-paced and grabbed me early on in the story. I was interested in Taden’s discovery and the overall storyline, but when she travels back in time for the first time, I was hooked! I felt like the story had blown wide open at that point. I was given a little bit of information that had me wanting to know what was really going on. When the story switched to Ruth, I was hooked all over again. I felt like both stories were woven so wonderfully together, it was wonderful to read.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Reckoning. I loved the way the story was told as well as the characters. It was a thrilling read and I can’t wait for the second book in the series!

To Read or Not To Read: I would recommend The Reckoning to readers that enjoy stories about time-travel, but feels less like science fiction and more like a thriller.

Where to Find This Book:

The Reckoning by D.M. Taylor is available at these sites.

Amazon Kindle | Amazon | Goodreads


If given the opportunity, would you risk everything to travel back in time and reconcile past regrets?

Driven with dreams and aspirations to find a link to the past, fueled by lament to reconcile the night her mom died and her sister became drug addicted, Taden Barret, spent a lifetime unraveling the secrets of time travel through her study of physics.

Now, almost 20 years later, leading her own team of scientists, she has solved it.

But what she thought would help set her past right, may be the catalyst for her destruction and the downfall of her country.

Working for a secret government agency, Taden learns that she has made deadly associations with people she thought she could trust. After a revenge plan is revealed from secrets kept, she must look within to fight this deadly development.

Meanwhile, terrorists have taken advantage of a weakened government structure with a deadly strike on civilians in both New York and Los Angeles, at a time when all communications had been cut off, leaving the world uninformed. Taden’s sister, Ruth, lives in Los Angeles and could be a victim of the great reckoning.

She must deliver time travel before it’s too late.

Will Taden survive the ultimate betrayal?

  • The Reckoning by D.M. Taylor
  • Publisher: Quantum Entanglement Publishing
  • Page Count: 152 pages
  • Pub Date:  February 11, 2020

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