This Is How You Lose the Time War

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"[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate w...show more

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224 pages

Average rating: 6.9

366 RATINGS

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bonedidion
Mar 18, 2024
10/10 stars
this book destroyed me. it’s beautiful
Evilbadscary
Mar 09, 2024
6/10 stars
I didn't hate it, but I also didn't totally love it. The concept is unique, the intrigue and spy vs. spy turned love story was beautifully done, but some of it just...dragged. The writing on one side got very over the top flourishy and prose and my eyes glazed over quite a bit. It was somewhat predictable but also had some unique twists. So, I didn't hate it, but getting to the end felt like a homework assignment.
WayneInTheButt
Feb 16, 2024
10/10 stars
My heart aches
Timka
Dec 25, 2023
9/10 stars
It's been a while since I've enjoyed a letter based book. But Red and Blue, they made me wonder, smile, and cry. It's very poetic yet compelling, and while the time war serves mostly as the background for their love story, as a sci-fi aficionado I still got the chance to explore and enjoy possible futures. It's so wonderfully written, and feels intimate, almost like I was invading their privacy. A journey for the heart, not just the mind.
LaurenAndCats
Dec 12, 2023
7/10 stars
Short. Creative. Inventive. Could be hard to follow.

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