The Syndicate by Sophie Davis
Published by: Sophie Davis Books
Review by: Dani Hoots
In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past. As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2446-89 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Her job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate’s clientele.
Stassi’s next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions.
Because history isn’t playing out as it should be—a first for the syndicate. When the stakes are raised and it becomes a matter of life or death, Stassi and Gaige must ultimately decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it.
*Copy Received from Netgalley*
This book is definitely one of my favorites! Set in the future, Stassi is a time traveler that goes back in time to gather items for the right prices. Original, fast pace, and very entertaining, I wanted to travel back in time again.
Follow Stassi, I found her character to be quite interesting and strong. She was very smart, knew what to do in the toughest situations, and didn’t just stand by when there was trouble. I loved her as a character and she kept me interested in the story.
I loved how they traveled to 1920s Paris. I loved the history and this area and wished I could travel back in time with them. I hope to read the rest of the series soon!
All in all I give this novel a 5/5! It was very entertaining and definitely a series I want to finish. Do check it out if you like time travel, mystery, and suspense!