genre: young adult science fiction
Em is alone, imprisoned in a cell. With the exception of the boy next door and painful visits from The Doctor, her life is just waiting for more horror - until she finds the note. The note that she wrote to herself - telling her she must do something unthinkable. And while in a different time a girl named Marina is worrying about fancy dinners and the beautiful boy across the street, Em knows that if she doesn't do what is written on that note, the world that she and Marina know will end in a raging war with The Doctor at the forefront.
Yes, it is MIND BENDING! A story of time travel and first love. A story of the lengths we can go to to right a wrong. A story of how a person can become so broken that they are unrecognizable. A story of the willingness to give up anything in order to make a different future. There are twists and turns and I liked not knowing where things were going. I appreciate that it's a stand alone novel - with a proper arc and climax, with a believable ending that wraps things up without getting sappy. Intense and thrilling, I didn't want to put it down. I liked that it made me think a little harder than usual for this type of book and suspending my disbelief wasn't half as challenging as it could have been with a less proficient author.
Quite enjoyable and worthy of the praise its been given.
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