Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that this book is something completely different to what I would normally read. It’s a romance book. But it is a romance book with a difference.
Waking in Time by Angie Stanton – My Review
Blurb from The Back Cover
After a rough senior year, Abbi is heading to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ready for a fresh start. But Abbi can’t find her new beginning. Instead, the past keeps pulling her back. Way back. She awakens one morning to find herself in 1983. And that’s only the beginning of Abbi’s slide into days gone by.
Will is starting his freshman year at Madison too – in 1927. Instead of allowing him to deal with the tragedy in his past, time keeps pulling him forward, towards something…or someone.
Separately, Abbi and Will tumble through the decades, struggling to find out why they’re travelling, what mystery they must solve, and how they can get back home. But when drops the two travellers in the same year on the same day, Abbi and Will realise that the mystery they’re trying to solve connects them – ad their idea of home will never be the same again.
My Thoughts on The Book
I can’t remember the last time I read a romance book, but the added element of the time travel attracted me to Waking in Time.
With Abbi moving backwards, and Will moving forwards, and their paths crossing, this book should be confusing as hell – but it isn’t. Angie Stanton does a fantastic job of keeping everything clear and easy to understand; not something that I imagine was easy.
Abbi is a really likeable character, and I felt as though her reaction to finding herself gone back in time was realistic. I liked the fact that the book centred around the mystery Abbi and Will need to solve, and although there is a very clear love story running through the plot, the book is much more than a “boy meets girl” type of story.
The book was well written and for all it dealt with time travel, it wasn’t science fiction based at all, and it somehow felt not at all far-fetched.
Conclusion and Rating
Waking in Time is one of those books that grabs you pretty much straight away and doesn’t let go. I felt like I couldn’t stop reading until I learned the answers – and yes, I admit it – I wanted to know if Abbi got her man. 5/5
Does Waking in Time sound like a book you would enjoy? Let me know in the comments 🙂
You can order Waking in Time here.
Disclaimer: I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. As an avid reader, I would never recommend a book I didn’t truly enjoy.