I’m glad that I was chosen to participate in the Ultimate Blog Tour again, thanks to TheWriteReads, as I wouldn’t have chosen to read this book otherwise and I’m so thankful because I would’ve missed out on such a great read. I’m also thankful for the free copy I received, in order to give an honest and unbiased review of this book during this #UltimateBlogTour!
“Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.”
This book follows our two of our main characters, Kevin and Lindsey, and is told through their perspectives. They are perfect for each other and understand each other other, which is seldom to find, however there is a problem. Just a little something that stops them from actually meeting each other and being together. I’m not going to spoil this by giving away spoilers, as the less you know the better I would say!
This book is so much more than the synopsis (which I took from Goodreads) would lead you to believe. I didn’t know that much before going into this book, which I think is the best way to go into it, because it all took me by surprise. I didn’t have that much of an expectation before going into it, which is why I probably enjoyed it more, plus I didn’t really read any of the descriptions, which is why it all took me by surprise and off guard. There are certain things you should know, simply because of the genre and so you should know whether it will suit your reading style. I would sum this book up as a Sci-Fi Romance, which aren’t my usual reading choices, ESPECIALLY Science Fiction. But this book was something special, and it kept me hooked the entire time. There is only a small Sci-Fi element and the rest is basically just romance, so basically romance with a twist. I read it within a day as I couldn’t put it down until I found out what happened and how it was going to end.
I loved the writing style and the writing itself, which has really got me interested in this author and finding out if he’s written more. This is quite a short read, with it being just 200 pages. This was the ideal length, as the author didn’t overdo it with unnecessary additions just for the sake of it. The characters felt real and believable, and I got emotional at certain points, especially at the end, which had me reaching for the tissues.
This book is more character driven and didn’t heavily rely on the plot so much, or really worry about explaining how everything was happening. This didn’t bother me because there was strong character development, plus the unknowing added a little bit of magic to the story and made me enjoy it more. It read out and played out in my head like a movie, with great imagery. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
This book taught me not to judge a book based on its genre or its author and to read more books by Indie Authors. That I also need to explore and read more books that are in genres I don’t usually read, as I might find a jewel hidden within them!
About The Author:
Beginning as a sketch comedy writer for American television, Michael K. Hill progressed to become an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction. His short story anthology, Anansi and Beyond, published in 2017, and his debut novel, A Different Time, is available now. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, kids, and 7 rescued animals.