Monday, 10 August 2015

One Last Time by Denise Daisy

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley.
One Last Time
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When it comes to love, time is all they need…Averie is terrified of anything remotely scary, but when she finds herself short of cash, she has no choice but to work on the catering staff at the creepy historic Faulkner mansion. The Faulkner Plantation was the site of a bloody massacre in the 1800s, and the event is an attempt to change its reputation. There’s just one catch: the host has more in store than dinner. Soon Avery, along with a handsome guest named Quillan, is transported—back in time…

It’s one month before the massacre and Averie and Quillan must find the courage to do more than survive. Together, they must uncover the truth about the Faulkner family and try and stop the murders. But as Averie and Quillan grow closer, the stakes are higher than they expected. Will they be able to put their feelings aside to change the past—and find life, and love, in the place Averie fears the most?

One Last Time by Denise Daisy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

One Last Time

“I’m here to change history We have one month to stop the Faulkner Estate Massacre.”

This was a YA time-travel story, and as with a lot of time-travel stories, I had issues with it.

First of all, why does nobody give a toss about paradoxes in this book? I’m sorry, but if you go back in time to stop something from happening, surely you should at least give a thought to the question over whether the future would still be same when you returned? Should it not be a consideration that you might change things so that you are never even born? And what about the fact that by changing things you might never find yourself in the position of being able to go back in time to stop said event from happening? Sorry if I’m giving you a headache, but I’m afraid that those are the sort of things I question when thinking about time-travel.

“You’re not where you think you are, or better yet, you’re not when you think you are.”

So, Averie was an okay character, and she didn’t have the best home life, but she really didn’t give enough thought to the situations she found herself in.

The storyline in this was okay, although I got a bit irritated as the story went on, there just wasn’t enough explanation as to how things were possible, and this just got worse as the book went on. How can someone who was never born go back in time to make sure that he’s born? I mean really?!

There was a bit romance in this one, but I can’t say I really enjoyed it.

The ending to this did not impress me, but I was glad that it was over.

6 out of 10


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  2. Sorry - on phone and messed that up. Anyway, loved the first sentence of your review. Me too! Hope your next read is more to your liking!
    Jen @ YA Romantics