My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having read the first two books, I found this to have a much different feel. The characters were more emotionally connected between themselves and the reader is able to tap into this connection. As with her other books, she tackles the bigger picture of social acceptance and people who are uncomfortable with who they are.
The historical elements that were included in the story were well-written, sophisticated and overall the story was character driven. The only thing that did not work for me was the two plots running along each other. They seemed to be equally important which became confusing for the reader and it felt like the characters were sometimes going in circles.
The elements that worked for the story were the fact that the social, emotional and family components of the story are mixed with science fiction, history and political views that make the story dramatic and at most times captivating. Sherrie Cronin has a flair for making complicated science fiction simple.
This was a complex but fun read which I recommend. Some might find it educational and for anyone looking for a good time travel read, you will not be disappointed. Even if you are not a science fiction fan, I do recommend that you pick this up for the sake of the family and emotional elements involved.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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