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Review: "Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils #1)" by D.L. Orton

Reblogged from Chibivi in Booksland:
Crossing In Time - D. L. Orton, Micah McDonald

Hey you! Yes, you! Are you looking for a new great series to start reading? What do you think about a book about love and time travel? If this combo sounds intriguing for you, then Crossing in Time should be your next read. Crossing In Time is the first book in the Between Two Evils series and D.L. Orton's debut novel.

I’m not going to bore you with the plot; the book blurb tells you all you need to know, but mainly, this is about a love story which transcends time and space and the book is centered on the relationship between Isabel and Diego, which has the power to save the world from the apocalypse.

The book is narrated in first person from three points-of-view: Diego’s, Isabel’s and Matt’s.

 

First, I must admit to not being a regular reader of romance and erotica novels. Typically, I avoid them, yet I enjoyed this book. Ok, I admit that the time travel played a big part in me enjoying the book so much, because I’m a fan of time travelling stories, but the love story between Isabel and Diego was really sweet, even if it feels a bit rushed at first. That’s true that some scenes (there is a healthy dose of sex scenes, especially through the last chapters of the novel) make me to feel a little embarrassed … (there are some parts with detailed descriptions) but, again, that was because I’m not a regular erotic books reader. I’m sure those scenes are nothing new for regular readers of romance and I have to admit that even though it did make me a little uncomfortable, because of the novelty, I kind of …*cough* liked *cough* those scenes *blush*.

 

I love the time travel aspect of the book, which was presented in a unique, believable manner and kept me engaged throughout. The only problem is that the actual mechanics of the time-travel are not fully explained, so I was left with a few unanswered questions… I hope they will be explained in more details in the next volumes. Additionally, there are some sudden temporal jumps so that way the timelines are not always clear enough.

 

It’s a well-paced novel, so you won’t get bored and you won’t be able to put it down until you find out what happen next. The book has plenty of humour and smart dialogues with a vast collection of puns and well-thought-out and original plot. Ah, and something that I really liked was that it’s full of epic references to pop culture (Jamie and Cersei, Princess Leia,Tardis and so on).

 

As for the ending, some readers will be put off because it ends on a cliffhanger, *Warning!* a HUGE CLIFFHANGER! This is the first in a series of five books, I guess..so yeah, now I desperately NEED the next volume because I’m dying to know what is going to happen next and what exactly does the relationship between Diego and Isabel has to do with saving the world!!! x.x

 

Crossing In Time can't be classified as belonging to one single genre, it has everything: time-travel, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic world, action, adventure, comedy and romance.

Overall, I’m sure that I’ve finally found another great new series to read and enjoy! So don’t just stay there! Go right now and start reading it. It’s totally worth your time!!

 

PS: My thanks to the author D.L. Orton, because she offered to send me a copy and in that way giving me the chance of reading and enjoying this wonderful book! :D