Hello Readers, I hope you are keeping well. Before we jump into this blog tour, I wanted to apologise for not posting here as often. I have started a youtube channel, which is where I post my reviews now and between that and my Instagram, I am kept pretty busy. Saying that, this is where my artists collaborations lie, where my original writing is posted alongside interviews with authors and industry insiders, articles and other tidbits, so stick around, it may be sporadic but it will be fun!
So, now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at this book by starting with that all knowing, enticing blurb: When offered a one-way trip to the past, Iz sacrifices everything for a chance to change her dystopian future—and see her murdered lover one last time. After a perilous journey through a black hole, she wakes up on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded—but twenty years younger! With only hours to live, she must convince an enraptured but skeptical twenty-something guy to fix their future relationship and thereby save the planet (no one is quite sure why.)But it’s easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that’s a heartbreaker, save the world or not.
Ok, full disclosure, I was asked to participate in this blog tour as a favour and didn’t volunteer. I am NOT a fan of romances, not the traditional ones anyway, and the addition of science fiction into this one did little to persuade me. Saying that, I actually genuinely enjoyed this book. Is it cheesy? Yes. Is it soppy? Yes, but it’s also pretty damn entertaining. I enjoyed the science fiction elements particularly and whilst I wish there had been a lot more on the time travel itself, there was enough to reel me in and have me believing in this crazy multi reality, time travel plan.
The main characters love story is to be honest a little over the top bordering on obsession. It’s unrealistic, a fairy tale love that reaches across time and space LITERALLY, but if you can suspend your disbelief about that as well as the fact that their love seems to be the key to saving the world and just kind of go with it, then it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It’s entertaining and fun and a nice holiday from all the dark, gory, tortured horror I read day to day.
If you like romance books and your science fiction on the lighter, less gritty side, then this is a book for you. If you like your science fiction dark, complex, mind altering and envelope pushing then not so much. I would give it a solid three out of five. Not my favourite book, but worth a go if it’s your thing. If you fancy grabbing a copy, you can get it here.