Quick Review: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Posted March 1, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 2 Comments

Into the Dim Quick Review: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylorby Janet B. Taylor
on March 1, 2016
Goodreads
two-half-stars
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Series: Into the Dim #1
Source: ARC via publisher
Pages: 437

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. 

Review

Into the Dim was a book that caught my attention immediately once I read the blurb and saw that it is being marketed as a YA version of Outlander. It does have a time travel theme and part of the setting takes place in Scotland. That is pretty much the only similarities.

This novel had kind of a slow start to me, but once it finally got going it was intense. I enjoyed all the history this story had – from medieval England to the inventions of Tesla. There is also a lot of excitement and magic of traveling through time.

This book does have a tiny romance element that I can see blossoming more in the next book. I can also picture a love triangle happening as well. I wasn’t completely blown away by Into the Dim so I’m debating if I’ll continue reading this series.

There comes a moment in every person’s life when fate wheels on the head of a pin and changes their destiny forever. For me, that instant came when a little boy, with blue and green eyes, handed me an apple.

About Janet B. Taylor

Janet B. Taylor lives in such a small town in Arkansas that if you happen to sneeze when you pass by, you’ll totally miss it. (Cause, you know, you can’t sneeze with your eyes open. For real-try it-it’s impossible.) She lives with her Prince Charming, their two hilarious sons, and Dorda the diabetic dog who won’t win any beauty contests, but has a “really nice personality”. Janet’s debut, INTO THE DIM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a YA Adventure/Time Travel, which comes out March 1st, 2016, with the sequel due in Spring 2017.

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