Crossing in Time: Ultimate Blog Tour #Gifted
It is time for the Crossing in Time blog tour with the wonderful @WriteReadsTours. The featured book that I will be talking about today is something a little bit different for me – a romance! I used to read a lot more romance when I was younger but haven’t picked one up for a while. A big bonus for me, the fantasy/sci-fi geek, is that there are time travel elements to the book. Here are my initial impressions!
Title: Crossing in Time
Author: D.L. Orton
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press
Published: 21st April 2015
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi, Dystopia
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“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.“
Isabel’s lover is murdered and the world, not just her own, is rapidly deteriorating into a dystopian nightmare. When Isabel is offered the chance to change the fate of the world and see her lover one last time, she sacrifices everything on a one-way trip to the past. She only has 24 hours to convince a teenager to change the future but at what cost…
I pride myself on being an honest reviewer and I have to admit that the opening chapter of Crossing in Time wasn’t for me. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, we are immediately introduced to a slimy, chauvinistic, predatory male. It is clear that this is not someone that we are supposed to like as he is a gun seller sitting on a chintz throne in a dystopian America. The leering and crotch grabbing (his own), however was just a little too much for me in chapter one. Secondly, the same character threatens a stray dog. However, the author establishes the dystopian world that the protagonist wants to avoid at all costs and I immediately understand why!
The initial world building is decent and I particularly like how the past and present use the Rocky Mountains to establish location. They establish a consistency even as everything around them changes. I hope this continues throughout the book. The move between present and past works well, with both initial timelines being established very easily.
I’m looking forward to seeing the main character, Isabel, develop. Initially, although she knows what she wants and can clearly be brave, she doesn’t always stand up for herself. I have a feeling that as we get further into the book, she will find her voice more. Indeed, we know from the synopsis that she is a risk-taker and I’m excited to see that side of her! I’m also really looking forward to watching her relationship blossom.
Please check out the full blog tour for some in depth reviews of Crossing in Time! Many of my fellow bloggers have loved it.