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I loved Bergren's initial River in Time series
Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2017
I loved Bergren's initial River in Time series. While not perfect, I thought it did a great job of offering adventure to the YA crowd. However, this latest contribution to her time travel novels fell flat for me. There is little to no adventure and little conflict between the main characters. Even the personal struggle in Zara as she contemplates why she should or should not attempt to return to her own time seemed to lack authenticity and plausibility.
That said, I think it reads well when viewed as a prequel. With that mindset, it leaves the reader poised and ready for the MORE that could easily come in the series' next installment. Here's hoping it does.