Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor- 432 pages
ARC courtesy of Netgalley
When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.
My Review: 3.5 stars
Into the Dim was an enjoyable romp through time, literally. This YA book took readers to the coronation of Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 1100s as well as current day Scotland.
The main protagonist, Hope, is a bright, witty sixteen year old who’s had a tough go at life so far. I see many teen readers that will identify with her. This book is packed full of adventure, history and a bit of romance, as three kids try to save their parents who have been lost in time.
The hype that says this book as an Outlander for teens is a complete farce. Yes, there’s time travel and there’s Scotland, but that about does it. I foresee many Outlander fans disliking this book based on that comparison. In its own right, Into the Dim is a great book for kids and teens that love exciting escapades and the possibility of time travel.
Quotes I liked:
A drop of patience can yield an ocean of reward.”
-“Seems like cowardice to me. Sometimes one has to muddle through, even if one isn’t happy. Isn’t that what life really is?”
-“There comes a moment in every person’s life when fate wheels on the head of a pin and changes their destiny forever.”
– “Jet lag sucks.”