Book Review | The WriteReads Blog Tour | Crossing in Time






Crossing in Time | By D L Orton

Crossing in Time
When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present--and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that's a heart breaker, save the world or not. This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it's the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn't have the proper footwear. It's a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist. (Goodreads)




Thank You @TheWriteReads for providing me with a copy of Crossing in Time for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts

Narrative and Plot

Crossing in Time is told from multiple perspectives. We figure out the events that happened in the world through these characters and their experiences. Though, it takes some time to get into the style and voices of each character, the book does a great job of luring you into this Doomsday world.

I have mixed feelings about the plot. Although, I get that a lot of people like the style. but it is becoming a cliche now particularly with the Infinity War style ending. Even though I enjoy a good series, when the mysteries and clues dropped in the book are not solved by the end, it bothers me. It’s easy to twist a tale but untangling the twist is the hardest job. One can only hope the sequel will have more answers.Β  In terms of dystopian, the book does a good job right to the point of toilet papers. It’s a bit disconcerting to know that a dystopian is similar to our new reality. It makes me wonder, what are the odds of finding a Diego and Isabel?

Characters and Conflicts

Diego and Isabel are one of those “complicated” couple until the fire incident. In the small window, they manage to find happiness and it makes you, as a reader, root for them. The back and forth between their teenage selves felt a bit stretched when it went chapter over chapter about the same thing especially with what is at stakes.The conflict of the story is beautiful and romantic. Everyone is in a race against time. But time is ruthless and you can see that here even though you’re able to manipulate it.


The story really demanded all my attention after a certain point. I was unable to put it down until the conflicts were cleared or the characters got what they want. Or at least until Tolstoy, started playing ball. I enjoyed reading Crossing in Time. It made me emotional at times too. And boy, there is a trigger warning. If you’re staying away from dystopian content during the pandemic days, this won’t be an ideal pick. But if you can push aside those feelings and root for a story that talks about hope and love despite all the grim events, this one is a real page turner. Β 











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7 Responses

  1. Great review Rejitha. I agree with the plot. It’s already used too much but I still enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. DL Orton says:

    Hi Rejitha,

    Thank you for making time to read and review my book. I know you have lots of choices for your free time, and I appreciate that you spent some time with me. πŸ™

    It’s always a little challenging to know if someone liked the book well enough to continue with the series (because all of you book bloggers are just so nice!), but if you’d like a copy of book 2, just let me know. 😜

    • Rejitha says:

      You are very generous. I would very much love to read the next part. I am hoping there would be another blog tour. If not, I will definitely let you know. And thank you so much for responding to my review. I had a great time reading your work. And I was grinning just thinking about the possibility in the end. Mary Poppins!! πŸ‘€ πŸ₯°

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