⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
‘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.’
‘Into the Dim’ by Janet B. Taylor is the story of sixteen year old Hope Walton. After loosing her Mum, she agrees to spend the summer in Scotland with an aunt she has never met. There she learns things about her mum she never thought possible and for the first time in her sheltered life, she is making friends.
Stories about time travelling are usually not something I go for, but when I read about this book and some of the good reviews, I decided to give it a go and I am glad I did. Janet B. Taylor manages to describe the twelfth century and Eleanor of Aquitaine beautifully and the concept of time travelling was nicely explained and not too technical. I would have liked to get to know some of the characters a bit more in depth, but I still related to them and really got into the mission Hope and her friends went on.
The end of the book hints at a sequel, which would be great! All together a great read and would definitely recommend it, even if you are usually not a fan of time travelling.
Expected publication: March 1st 2016
(I have received this book through NetGalley for an honest review)