Monday, February 25, 2013
Review: Marking Time
When we first meet Saira she is caught by the police in a dark alley with a can of spray paint. Her mother has disappeared and the only person able to take care of her sends her off to a boarding school. And I thought I had problems.
It turns out that going to that school is the best thing that could happen to Saira. Not only does she get some attention and good friends, but she also learns that she is a descendant -- a time traveler -- and it is possible for her to go back to the 19th century and save her mom.
This is where the story takes a strange twist. You see in 1888, Jack the Ripper was terrorizing the streets of London. And so April White decided to bring him into the story and give us a real villain.
I wish I could travel back in time and read this all over again. It's refreshing to read a paranormal book told in the first person, especially when the main character is strong-willed and exhuberates girl power. April White maintains the tension throughout the whole book. Even the romance is intense.
Recommended to paranormal/romance fans who enjoy a dash of historical fiction.