Author: Janet B. Taylor
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 1, 2016
When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing. Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail,Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.
I think most people either loved this one or hated it.
I'll start with what I liked. The premise was really cool. Time travel? Yes please. Time travel seems to be the thing in YA in 2016, and Into the Dim is just yet another of these novels taking on this wide genre. The cover? It's so gorgeous.
That wasn't a very long list, I know. That's because I couldn't get very far in. The book starts out very slow, and I just couldn't get into it. I ended up DNFing at 7%. Even at the beginning the main character annoyed me. She had this attitude that she was better than everyone. Does that change throughout the book? Maybe. I couldn't say.
Unfortunately, this was not for me. I didn't like the characters and it took way too long for the plot to really get going. But if you're really into the time travel thing you should give it a shot.
Note: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.