Thursday, January 7, 2016

Until We Meet Again - A Review

Published - November 2015, Sourcebooks Fire
Author - Renee Collins
Title - Until We Meet Again
Format - ebook, hardcover
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Cassandra has no choice but to spend the summer with her family at beach house in Massachusetts. She craves adventure not garden parties and country clubs. When she meets a mysterious young man on her family's private beach claiming that the property is his, her world is rocked. Cassandra and Lawrence find themselves swept into a mystery that is 100 years in the making. He's from 1925 and she lives in the present. As the two get to know each other, they discover the dangers of messing with time. Cassandra finds out that Lawrence's life is in jeopardy, but if she changes the past what will the effects be on the future?

I don't read a lot of time travel novels, but this one piqued my interest. It was a quick read and I found myself engrossed in the story pretty early on.

The time travel concept was unique in this story from any I've ever read. I actually kind of liked it that way. It made the book more fascinating. One of my favorite scenes was when Cassandra recognized the danger of her association with Lawrence and the ripple effect it had on her timeline, and she tried to stay away. I did enjoy the research she put into attempting to save Lawrence. And the parts that were told from Lawrence's point of view reminded me of an elegant time that is no more. I guess that was the point.

I did feel that Cassandra could have used a little more depth to her. But if the author's intention was to have her come across as a bratty teenager, she succeeded. I'll admit that the book didn't end the way I was hoping, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't good!

I'd recommend this book to fans of young adult literature and time travel novels.

I received the Kindle copy of this book for free from NetGalley for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of young adult, time travel

Rating - 4 stars

2 comments:

  1. This one caught my eye because - *cover snob alert* - of the unique cover. But having read your review, I'm not sure if it'll be a "me book" or not. We'll see. Perhaps I'll circle back to it sometime this year and find an amazing new read. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Yes this cover caught my eye too. ANd I thought of you when I saw it. It was good. It was different. I think you might enjoy it. Check your library to see if you can rent it.

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