February 25, 2017

DNF Review: Waking in Time

Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
Grade: DNF
Release date: March 1, 2017
An e-galley was provided by the publisher in exchange for review consideration.
Summary: 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 Abbi’s 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 page-turning story full of romance, twists, and delightful details about campus life then and now will stay with readers long after the book’s satisfying end.

When did I stop reading?: I think after chapter 3 or 4.
Why did I stop reading?: I really wasn't connecting with the protagonist's voice. It was nothing special. Also, the love interest (I'm guessing that's who he was) seemed to definitely be from our time, but he used outdated phrases. Also, freshmen do not take quantum physics.

The Verdict: Not worth your time at all.

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