Book Review | The WriteReads Blog Tour | Crossing in Time
Crossing in Time | By D L Orton
Thank You @TheWriteReads for providing me with a copy of Crossing in Time for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
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. 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.
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