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The Giver by Lois Lowry

Published August 9, 2019

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Very interesting book, this one. A relatively short young adult novel set in what at first appears to be a utopian future but gradually the rose-tinted glasses are taken off. I like that it’s a gradual process to understanding that this seemingly perfect world is not all it’s cracked up to be. That we go on the journey of discovery with Jonah who has his own issues to deal with as well. I thought the end felt a bit rushed, Jonah suddenly flipped and decided to do what he did, and of course it doesn’t come to a satisfying conclusion at all. But, for me, it’s not really about that, it’s about the topics broached within.

Timebound by Rysa Walker

Published July 12, 2019

Timebound by Rysa Walker

My obsession with time travel leads me to unexpected cultural output sometimes, and this book took me by surprise. It’s a full on action adventure, full of omg they’re changing the time lines drama, and oof this person could blink out of existence at any moment tension. I’ll admit, the finer details did get a bit clunky and confusing for me - a lot of people in the same place at the same time, and the extended family with an extensive history was a lot to take in.

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Published May 26, 2019

Timeline by Michael Crichton

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this one before because I first read it a long, long time ago and have dived back into it a handful of times since. It’s one of those long standing favourites, a bit of comfort reading when you’re not ready for something new. Michael Crichton is a firm favourite of mine, and this being a time travel book, it’s bound to be up there with the best. I love the writing, that it starts out quite sedately albeit with the intriguing mystery, and gradually ramping up as things get hectic and time gets tight.