“Oh, come on. Drama is just life with the dull bits cut out.”

Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 412
Published: 7th April, 2015
Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Goodreads Synopsis
The past isn’t over, it’s an opening. The future isn’t hidden, it’s a trap.
If she ever wants to see him again, she’ll have to take the risk.

Fall into this “Funny, Romantic & Harrowing” (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) dystopian love story and prepare to encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, some swearing, some violence, but no vampires and absolutely NO ditzes!)

When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present–and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that’s a heart breaker, save the world or not.

This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it’s the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn’t have the proper footwear. It’s a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.

Note: A huge thank you to Dave for organising the Ultimate Blog tour and to DL Orton for providing a copy of the book. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

My Take
Crossing In Time is the first novel in the Between Two Evil Series. I actually started out reading the ebook then switched to the audio book version which made my reading experience much better. The narrators are really good!

It’s not our abilities that show who we really are, it’s our choices.”

Can I start off by saying what a book! The plot of the book is quite fitting with what’s going on in our world right now. The book follows two characters, Isabel and Diego, who have a rich history together and they finally reconnect after years apart. With a looming pandemic, it’s up to the two of them to try and save the world. The book is described as YA fantasy but I actually think it’s NA. Which I absolutely loved. Rarely do you read fantasy solely focused on adults. Win!

I really liked the time travelling aspect. Trying to make a sense of time, like a puzzle ready to be solved. Although all the quantum physics went over my head. I love how DL Orton writes, with such ease and has brought to life such relatable characters. What with the easy banter, angst and humour, she takes you on a wonderful, trippy journey.

There are only two things that I didn’t like with the book. One, the cheesiness. Oh my goodness it was a lot, especially when it came to dialogue & I got second hand embarrassment. The second is the plot lines. The book goes back & forth and there’s so much happening, at times I felt like I skipped on something only to realise nope, we’ve just moved on.

All round I loved the books. It’s interesting, fascinating and easy to get through, having you wanting to know what will happen next. It’s a book that can be enjoyed by both fantasy and non fantasy readers.

You can get a copy of the book on Amazon if it sounds like something you’d like.

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