Book Review: Waking in Time by Angie Stanton

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Age Recommended: 13 and up

Genre: Science Fiction

This book was very well-written in that all of the events that occurred led up to one specific point or climax, but I feel that the ending itself was very anti-climactic, and not satisfying at all. The author could have spent more time developing the climax, but instead she kind of threw it at the readers because she knew that they must’ve been waiting for it. Other than that, the story itself was very unique compared to most clichéd time travel stories.

Abbi arrives at university with nothing but a suitcase, her grandmother’s hatbox, and her haunting last words to Abbi: “find the baby”.

Abbi falls asleep her first night only to wake up in 1983. When attempting to figure out what is happening to her, Abbi sees her physics professor who tells her that she has the ability to time travel; the only issue is that Abbi doesn’t know how to control her traveling.

Abbi keeps going farther back in time, until she meets a boy named Will, who is experiencing the same phenomenon, except that he is moving forwards in time with no way to stop himself. They learn that if they stay together and stay awake, they will stop time traveling.

The two of them fall in love and can finally imagine a future with no time traveling. However, when an unfortunate event tears Will away from Abbi and pushes them apart again, how will they find their way back?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Waking in Time

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