ARC Review: Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Publisher: Switch Press
Pages: 360 pages
Genre: YA fiction
Synopsis:Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to find the baby, Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbis journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, find the lost baby, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find each other again ... even though the professor gets younger each time Abbi meets him.
This book reminded me a little of the Time Travelers Wife, in that Abbi keeps jutting back into time while Will travels forward. Two star crossed lovers never knowing if or when they will meet again.. As they try to communicate through time they also enlist the help of a physics professor whose mission is to help them find each other again and stop them from traveling. Abbi is also on a mission to find out what happened to a baby that her grandmother asked her about on when she was dying.
Remembering that this is a YA book I found it to be fairly well written and captivating. This book takes you through time, giving you glimpses into the past through the eyes of a modern day girl. I love how she has to learn to adapt her behavior and dress to fit the time period. It is a great way to get a small lesson on what it was like to be a teenager in different eras.
I was sucked into this book from the first page and couldn't get enough of it.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.