Blog Tour: Crossing in Time by D L Orton
Very pleased to be taking part in The Write Reads blog tour for Crossing In Time.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, not being much of a sci-fi fan I had a feeling this was going to be a bit of a struggle for me. Very pleased to say I was totally wrong, what I thought was a sci-fi read was more of a romance story, and if there's one thing I love, it's a good romance!
The story is centred around Isabel and Diego, ex lovers who reconnect on the day a huge explosion occurs at a hotel close to where they had been to dinner. It's from this explosion that a whole chain of events occur, mysterious objects are found, nuclear war heads are released and a pandemic hits the world.
As this is happening we are also introduced to Matt, a physics expert who has been taken to an artificial city situated in a mountain to help to figure out what the mysterious sphere is and what can be done to save the planet and human-kind. It's here that parallel universe's are discovered and how time travel is the solution. Through their research they discover that the one thing that ties everything together is Diego - is he the key?
The three main characters are all well written, each have their own flaws and positive points that made each of them realistic and likeable. I found myself really rooting for Diego and Isabel, hoping that they will both find their happy ending. There are some really heart wrenching moments, that are really quite raw, that could break a person in real life and these were so well written it made emotional reading. My favourite character though was Matt, there was something about the humour and the swearing that made me really like him.
The author made a great job of creating the atmosphere of the book, the changes to the weather, the environmental impact and the gradual decline of how humans survive - trading at markets, the lack of food and fighting for survival. All this and how love or one person can give you the strength to carry on no matter what. Also, the scientific aspect, the intricacies and the language used were well put together - I'm no science expert and the technical side really impressed me (and confused me in equal measure).
I think a lot of plot points have been set up for the future of the series, I'm hoping we find out more about Tolstoy - there is definitely more to his story. And also Dave Kirkland's involvement, I'm sensing there is more to come from him. When I finished the book I was really disappointed with how it ended, not realising it was part of a three book series. Obviously, this has now made me purchase the next book - I really need to see how this finishes now.
I really enjoyed this book, possibly one of the best books I have read so far this year, it definitely caught the attention of the romance reader in me and I would highly recommend this to others, I can't wait to see how this story ends.
Thank you to Dave at The Write Reads for letting me be part of this tour.
I received this as an e-book in return for an honest review as part of The Write Reads Blog Tour.