Genre: Time Travel

Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Sigh. This is one of those series that gets raved about all the time by everyone. It’s one of the bestselling YA series of all time. And in theory there’s nothing that “wrong” with it. But I do not get everyone’s fascination. Not one bit. I enjoyed the first book quite a bit, but right from the start, Hollow City was not the same. There was more action at the start, so arguably it should be exciting. But in terms of plot and world building, this is very much a middle book. They’re chasing down Miss Peregrine the whole time, but dawdling here and there […]

Posted July 7, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

If you haven’t heard of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, you may well be living under a rock. Aside from the movie adaptation hitting theaters later this year, this has been one of the most consistently hyped YA series for the past 5 years. And yet I’m only getting around to it now. Whoops. This book has a killer concept, but didn’t fully resonate with me. The best thing and major selling point of Miss Peregrine’s has to be its concept. Ransom Riggs collected strange and eerie photographs and created a dark and twisted story around them. Peculiars are people with paranormal abilities, and […]

Posted June 23, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

ARC Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Time travel. Those are magic words to me. Words to which I perk up and think, “OH YES PLEASE.” Throw in some pirate-y shenanigans and how on earth was I supposed to resist this book? Well, maybe I’ll take more care in the future. The Girl from Everywhere wasn’t exactly what I was hoping it would be. The Girl from Everywhere tells the story of Nix, a sixteen-year-old girl on a ship that travels through time. Her father, the captain, is trying to find his way back to her mother in Hawaii, 1868, but to get there he needs to get the right map… which […]

Posted February 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Book Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hourglass is mostly pitched as YA time travel for fans of Doctor Who. Well. I can’t think of a description that would have me more desperately convinced I need a book in my life, honestly. So I finally got my hands on it and read it, and I did really enjoy it! It didn’t completely blow me away, but it was definitely a fun book and a series I want to continue. Our main character, Emerson, sees “ghosts” – at least that’s what it seems like at first. Since the death of her parents, she’s been plagued by these visions, which later turn out to […]

Posted May 14, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Book Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

As a time travel geek, I was intrigued by Time Between Us, but at the same time I knew not to expect too much from it. Instead of a heavy sci-fi adventure, I was more expecting a fluffy romantic book, not unlike The Time Traveler’s Wife, which would hopefully give me a punch in the feels. Sadly… That didn’t happen. I enjoyed this read, but I’m not entirely impressed by it. So basically, Anna meets Bennett and, in the vein of a paranormal series, immediately realizes something’s off about him. She does some snooping, of course, and then eventually finds out that Bennett is a […]

Posted May 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Book Review: Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Let me start by saying that if you are at all interested in this series, in the concept of genetic time travel with a side of lovely feels and the hottie that is Gideon, please, for the love of god, binge read the series. This series should have been one book, not three. The plot in each of the three books is just too thin for each individual book to be brilliant. But together, the story they form is definitely enjoyable. I had quite a bit of trouble remembering what happened in Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue, to be honest, as I read those back […]

Posted December 6, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Blog Tour Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Blog Tour Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Every once in a while, a book comes along with a synopsis and a cover which convince you, no matter what, you will love that book. You don’t need to read any reviews or reactions, you just know. It doesn’t happen too often. I believe the last time I had it, it was with Stormdancer. But then, along came All Our Yesterdays. I just knew it. However, with previous reads that I had high hopes for ultimately letting me down, I was still nervous about it. But that was unwarranted for All Our Yesterdays. Make no mistake, I love this book. I’m kind of in […]

Posted September 6, 2013 by Debby in Blog Tours, Reviews / 14 Comments
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ARC Book Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

ARC Book Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

Oh dear. After Eden, what can I say? Perhaps I can start with that I should have known better. I was tempted by the time traveling, the starry cover, which all hint to the kind of sci-fi I easily fall for. But I should have paid more attention to the obvious instalove inherent in the synopsis. I should have listened to my gut. While to a certain extent I really liked the sci-fi part of this, it was wrapped up in this sadly irritating instalove coating with a stupid main character. I guess I might as well start with the main character, Eden, who fills […]

Posted June 23, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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