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Blurb (from Goodreads):
When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing. Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“All the air whooshed from my lungs as I stared into my mother’s face, woven into an object that was nearly nine hundred years old.”
This was a YA sci-fi story about a girl who had to travel back into the past to rescue her missing mother.
Hope was a strong character in this book who never gave up. It was quite interesting to learn about her eidetic memory, and she certainly put it to good use when it came to finding her mother, even if her phobias had held her back previously.
The storyline in this involved Hope going back in time to the period where her mother had last been in an effort to find and rescue her, we did get a couple of interesting twists though, and I didn’t see how Hope was going to deal with one pretty major one that her mother threw at her. I did find the pace a little slow though, which made the story drag a bit in places.
There was a little bit of romance in this, but not a lot, and it was a little bit complicated.
The ending to this was fairly happy, and I was glad how things worked out with Hope’s mom, and a certain other person, even if the romance front left us with a bit of a cliff-hanger.
6.5 out of 10