Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn't happened yet.
Em and Finn have a
shared past, but no future unless they can find a way out. The present
is torture - being kept apart, overhearing each other's anguish as the
Doctor relentlessly seeks answers. There's no way back from here, to
what they used to be, the world they used to know. Then Em finds a note
in her cell which changes everything. It's from her future self and
contains some simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back in
time to avert a tragedy that's about to unfold. Worse, she has to
pursue and kill the boy she loves to change the future.
Wow, this book man. I couldn't stop reading it! Seriously, I was sitting
sloth like in a nest of duvet, crisp packets, desperately wishing my
lucozade bottle would just fill itself back up already.
Travel, multiple narrators and flashbacks are three things that most
authors struggle to use effectively and I usually end up just bewildered
but Cristin manages all three and I kept up with every new character, every plot twist. I'm really impressed!
main characters, Em and Marina are two very different personalities and
at the start it felt a little odd, going from Em in a dank cell to
Marina, in a cosy bedroom, talking about boys. I instantly connected
with Em as I love a fighter chick but took a few chapters to really
start to like Marina. Then there's Finn and James - Finn made me laugh
in the very first chapter, so I basically sold my soul to him at that
very moment. James, not so much as I found him quite shallow and cold
but that's not really expected as you'll see when you read the book
yourself. Every character is well formed and have their own
personalities, no cardboard cut-outs. Again, I find myself being very
impressed and stuff.
technical with the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. It was perf.
Seriously. Everything was explained from how it came about in the first
place to how one even does the thing and paradoxes and side effects and
if I could kiss this author on the cheek right now I would do because
there was just so much thought that went into this that made it so much
I do have one teeny tiny itsy bitsy problem with the book. Actually not the book because my problem is that there's... dun dun duuuuuuun... a sequel. There story is completely wrapped up by the end of the book, everything sorted out and there is absolutely zero reason to even bother with a sequel. Unless you know, you're trying to get more money or something. But publishers wouldn't do that to us would they.