Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles—Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it…This Jessa is going to live.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
This was the time-traveling book I didn’t know I needed. I quickly fell in love with Jessa, Finn, and all of their alternate reality counterparts. It took me a bit to really get into the book, and I’m not sure why, because all of a sudden I was binge reading and finished up the book around 2:30 a.m. I absolutely love Finn. Everything about him, I’m just totally head over heels for. If you’re looking for a new book boyfriend, look no further.
Anyway, back to the book. I like that no matter what dimension they are in, the characters are still themselves in their core. That sounds kind of confusing and hard to wrap your head around at first, but it works. The premise of the book is incredibly interesting as well. I read a lot of young adult romance books, but I can’t say I’ve ever read a time-traveling one. (Also, thinking you made up a character in your head and then they show up and ask you out? That’s living the dream right there.).
I liked encountering the other characters in the different dimensions, such as Jessa’s family and her best friend Ben. There’s also an element of mystery to the novel, since we don’t know who it is that is trying to kill Jessa. It’s pretty easy to keep all of the different dimensions that she visits straight, even though there are quite a few of them.
Overall, I think that the characters were well developed, and the plot moved along swiftly. I was engaged and desperate to find out what happened next. The ending most definitely made me cry, but you’ll have to read the book yourself to find out why. I would definitely recommend this book to any young adult lover, even if you don’t normally read this genre. I can’t wait to start the sequel, ‘Dreamer’, which will be released on April 10th!
*I received an ARC of ‘Dreamer’ from a fellow blogger, and that review will be posted up next Wednesday! Spoiler-free of course.
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