Timebound by Rysa Walker has won the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The YA novelist won a $50,000 advance and a publishing contract with Amazon Children’s Publishing’s Skyscape imprint.

Readers voted for the grandprize winner, picking Cary, North Carolina author as the winner of the sixth annual competition. Here’s more from the release:

Walker’s Timebound was inspired by her love of history and science fiction and explores how the choices we make affect our future. In the novel, 17-year-old Kate learns that she’s inherited a genetic license to time travel when her grandmother shares a strange blue medallion, an even stranger tale about future historians, and the unshakeable conviction that the fate of half the planet lies in Kate’s hands.

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