Let’s be honest , we all love our sisters and want them to do well. We want to be the supportive sibling that helps their dreams come true. And, maybe I’m projecting here, but when that person you love sends you her manuscript on which she’s spent a year’s worth of hard work, that can be a nerve racking experience . What if it’s not good? What will you tell her? What if it is good? Will the three people who read your blog trust your judgement?
Well, trust me or not, Time and Tenacity is hella good.
I don’t hold with this new fad of remixing classics so ‘Pride and Prejudice’ meets ‘Doctor Who’ wouldn’t have been a book I sought out on my own if I wasn’t for my familial obligation. But though it may have been the reason I started reading, obligation wasn’t the reason I finished it. This is not your average J.J. Abrams rehash. This book takes the best qualities of those two fantastic, seemingly disparate, things and makes something completely unique and awesome. It’s not the everybody-talks-fancy-and-falls-in-love Jane Austenesque, there is a real love and understanding of the period. The Regency characters aren’t Mary Sues, they’re real, flawed, and compelling. The time travel is good, well thought out, and most importantly of all, follows its own rules.
This is YA fiction as it should be because it tells an original story in an approachable way. It’s funny and touching and really exciting.
So yeah, I’m biased, but I genuinely loved this book and I hope you’ll love it too.