Erasing Time by C.J. Hill Review

C.J. Hill

Publication Date:
August 28, 2012

HarperCollins Publishers

Hardcover, 368 pages

CAD $19.99

A copy was provided by Harper Collins Canada for review


When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, “Erasing Time” explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.


Sheridan and Taylor are identical twins looking alike on the outside but quite possibly different on the inside. Sheridan is quiet, responsible and wants to be an English teacher. Taylor is outgoing, arrogant and wants to be a scientist. When they suddenly get sucked into the year 2246, they find that society had changed. Humans live in domed cities which are protected by a force field from the rebels. Technology has advanced so rapidly, they realize that the Maxine that brought them into the future is to be used as a weapon. Then there’s Echo. He’s hot, smart and cunning but which side is he really on?

Sheridan’s interest in Echo seems to be premature. Maybe the fact that he’s into her is a big factor of her crush. Taylor who seems to be genius is also kind of bitch. Especially when she makes statements that hurts her twin sister.

Love the technology in this one. The fashion? Not so much. I wouldn’t color my hair a different shade as they would. They do mark their faces with symbols though. It seems rather colorful. Kind of like the Capital in The Hunger Games. I love the futuristic setting that C.J. has built. Really loved it.

I cannot wait until the next book. There’s so many questions I need to get answered.

Rating 4/5


“We can discern how people thought by the words they chose, the names they called things. Words always leave a trail.”—Jeth

“Words create thought. Thought changes society.”—Sheridan

“Men haven’t changed at all in the last four centuries.”—Sheridan