on April 16, 2016 :
Great fast paced story. I didn't plan on reading it in one sitting but once I started, I kept reading straight through. It was fun to read the journey that Aella and Thomas had when they traveled back in time and were stuck on Old Earth 1939. I can't wait for the conclusion story!
I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on April 5, 2016 :
Let me just say that I began reading this book at 11 pm and am finished reading and posting this review at 2 am. Obviously the plot and characters are simple to get swept up in.
While Aella's was quite naive - no doubt from her disadvantaged upbringing - she was cute and sweet enough to come off as childlike and innocent.
Thomas had the air of a bear; both the grizzly and teddy varieties making it quite possible for the reader to wish she were the one stuck in the past with him.
My only complaints are that the pacing was a bit rushed and one scene was out of place. Several times Aella or Thomas will refer to important events in their relationship which don't actually take place in the novel and I think that they should have. We should be there for the defining moments of this new life they're discovering together. It would give us a deeper connection to them and their relationship.
As to the scene being out of sequence, Aella thinks on their first night in the cabin while cleaning and then experiences the night in the next chapter. It was a bit disorienting.
All in all, this was a fun read and I definitely want to read the rest of the series to see what's in store for them in their future. I would like to see a bit more detail spent on their everyday life together along the way.
(reviewed the day of purchase)