A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
SOURCE: checked out from local library
No Good Deed by Kara Connolly
Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.
Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?
Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.
SOURCE: ARC via publisher for review (Thanks!)
**Thank you to Random House for allowing me to participate in the tour!!**
Happy Monday, guys! I am pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Jessica Brody’s upcoming book, A Week of Mondays, presented by MacMillan. Today we’re talking about what our hypothetical best and worst Mondays would be.
Just to recap:
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.
SOURCE: ARC picked up at ALA
Hope – I have opinions on this one and though some are great some are not so much. I love that she has an eidetic memory and how useful that can be but her phobias are where I had the issue. I feel like her phobias were only there at times to drive the story when she needed to have a panic attack. When she was kicking ass as part of her team? YES! She’s alone for 2 minutes and all of a sudden is panic city? NO! By the end of the book she definitely grew on me and I was more comfortable where we left so I feel confident whenever I will go into book two my opinions will shift.
Bran – I’m both surprised and not at Bran. He keeps you on your toes for a bit but in the end I felt I knew what would happen with him and I was right. Vindication FTW! In a time traveling book I think it is a small accomplishment to figure out part of the plan.
GUYS. My name is in a book and I don’t mean my first name. Though the spelling of my first it isn’t as common I mean my last name. There aren’t many with my name outside of my area of the U.S. so to see it in a book mainly set in another country? LOVE. ITD was a fun story to read and kept me very interested while reading because I was able to into a part of history I’m not as familiar with. The idea to be able to go back and witness some of the greatest events in history is a powerful draw and I look forward to continuing this story further! I loved how Ms Taylor tied in past innovators and left so much open for the story to continue in any direction that there are so many possibilities. Also, I’m hopeful and anxious that we will get more of the past story from when her mother traveled as a younger woman.
Though a bit on the larger side for a YA it does read quickly and this is an absolute must for any history and Outlander fans!
Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosting by Breaking the Spine.
Today I’m waiting on. . .
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . . Is that what she’s supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?