Book Review: Crossing in Time

Welcome to my stop for The Crossing in Time Blog Tour organised by @TheWriteReads

Thank you Dave and DL Orton for this amazing opportunity!!


Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils #1)

by D.L. Orton

Genre: Science Fiction

The past isn’t over, it’s an opening. The future isn’t hidden, it’s a trap.
If she ever wants to see him again, she’ll have to take the risk.

Fall into this “Funny, Romantic & Harrowing” (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) dystopian love story and prepare to encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, some swearing, some violence, but no vampires and absolutely NO ditzes!)

When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present–and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that’s a heart breaker, save the world or not.

This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it’s the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn’t have the proper footwear. It’s a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.

Goodreads / *Amazon

Crossing in Time starts with Isabel going to a market to trade for a gun …..that guy aka the chubby gun trader is truly repulsing though!….. and we got to kinda see just how much the world is falling apart. The very last thing the prologue ended with was Isabel thinking “Oh my god, Diego, what have we done?”, which was quite confusing and anticipating at the same time!

After reading that prologue, I had a lot of questions; what happened? How did the world become like that? Who’s Diego? and many more which came up as I’m reading, they were thankfully answered throughout the book.

The story was well fast paced, I liked the change of POVs too, it made it much more easier to understand/grasp what’s happening. The characters are pretty well written, personally, I like Diego more than Isabel, she was frustrating at times.

As I mentioned above, I liked the writing style, with the different POVs, and even though I’m not really a great fan of Romance (I had to skip, well more like skim-read, a lot of paragraphs because of that), but the mix between it and sci-fi was quite good!

*I’m an Amazon affiliate so, at no extra cost for you, I’ll get a small commission if you made a purchase through my link. Thank you!! 

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Crossing in Time”

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, Deyae! 🎈

    I loved your word emphasis in the review 😜 and your conversation style. Well done!

    I know you have lots of choices in books, and I appreciate that you choose to read mine.

    Stay safe and well.😷

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