This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone: A Book Recommendation

This Is How You Lose the Time War

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

This enthralling and romantic novel takes readers on an epic journey across time and through space. Written collaboratively by sci-fi writers Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, This Is How You Lose the Time War follows the story of two time-traveling rivals—Red and Blue—who fall in love through witty correspondence.

As they exchange letters, they realize the depth of their bond and the potential it holds to change history. As a result, their love becomes dangerous because it could lead to their deaths in the ongoing war between their separate factions.

Additionally, they are being tailed by an unknown entity who somehow knows where in time and space they’ve been and will be.

This clever love story is a masterpiece of science fiction! It’s lyrical banter at its best and will go down as one of my very favorite books.

I love you. I love you. I love you. I’ll write it in waves. In skies. In my heart. You’ll never see, but you will know. I’ll be all the poets, I’ll kill them all and take each one’s place in turn, and every time love’s written in all the strands it will be to you.

Amal El-Mohtar, This is How You Lose the Time War

If you’re giving This is How You Lose the Time War as a gift, here are a few things to consider:

The vibes are adventurous, mysterious, hilarious, and quite clever with a fast pace.

It’s the perfect book for anyone who appreciates uniquely formatted books, loves really good banter, and can’t get enough of high-concept storytelling.

Permission to judge a book by its cover!

The cover is so interesting with the little red and blue birds appearing slightly digitized and glitchy. I love how @layahimalaya and @littlepinkbookshelf styled their books by keeping time as well as Red and Blue in mind.

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone A Book Recommendation

*This is How You Lose the Time War fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book I wish I could read for the first time again.

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