All Our Wrong Todays RELEASE DAY!

Today is release day for All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai. An awesome fact I didn’t know about this book before I read it is: it has already been sold to Paramount Pictures for a movie deal and Elan Mastai is writing the screenplay (that’s his day job). I had such mixed feelings on this book, but ultimately enjoyed it. I will definitely be checking out the movie whenever it finally gets here. You can read my original review here.

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I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

4 Stars

It’s hard to put into words how I felt about this book. There are so many things and so many feelings that I’m not sure exactly where to start. Overall, I enjoyed this book, it was convoluted, but in the best way possible. I was constantly wanting to know what happened next and simultaneously rooting for and hating the main characters.

All Our Wrong Todays is a bit longwinded in some areas, a bit compressed in others, a bit too “literary” for my tastes and a bit too sad.  Writing all that stuff down, even I wonder if I really enjoyed this book but the truth is I did. Usually after reading a book I can tell if it will appeal to the people I usually share books with. I can’t on this one. Part of me thinks that everyone will love the fantastical time traveling elements but the emotions of this book might turn those same people off. The main character’s life is sad for pretty much the first 40% of the book. Then, his sadness turns to guilt for another large portion. The author/narrator/whatever goes on various lofty tangents about various things using big smart people words, that I honestly had to skim over because if I had read the whole thing then my eyes would have fallen out of my head and rolled across the floor and its hard to find eyeballs in dark. But I still liked it.

For me, this felt like a blend between science and literary fiction. It had enough science-y, mind bending adventure elements that I enjoyed the story but not enough that it felt like true science fiction. This would probably appeal more to readers that enjoy literary fiction but can also suspend their sense of reality for a bit while they read a story. Not my normal cuppa tea but enjoyable all the same.

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai will be released February 7th.

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I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

$0.99 BOOK SALE! Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This is another one I haven’t read yet, but  I’ve been told this time travel romance has an African American love interest for those of you looking for diverse books.

Reviewers with similar taste as me have been all over the place with this one. Usually everyone rates pretty much the same, but there are just as many 1 star ratings as 5 star ratings, and even a 3 thrown in there for good measure.

It is on sale for $0.99 right now, so if this is one you’re interested in I would go grab a copy.

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Beneath the Lake by Casi McLean

4 Stars

Beneath the Lake was my first time travel romance, and I’m sure it won’t be my last. There was something about all the details coming together to form a complete story that hooked me. At the end of the book I was in love.

THE BLURB

Reeling from her boyfriend’s indiscretions at a party, Lacey Montgomery escapes into the throes of a torrential storm. Her car spins out of control and hurtles into the depths of an icy, black lake. She awakens in the arms of a handsome stranger, in a place she’s never heard of—thirty-four years before she was born.

Bobby Reynolds is smitten the moment the storm-ravaged woman opens her eyes. Learning the truth about her origin does nothing to stop the passion taking root in his heart and leaves him torn between finding a way to return Lacey to her time and convincing her stay with him.

Will the couple be able to discover the key to a mysterious portal before time rips them apart? Or will their spirits wander forever through a ghost town buried beneath the lake?

The descriptions are what drew me in at the beginning, but slowly I began to fall in love with the characters.

I turned in a huff, glancing over the banister, and realized I wasn’t alone. All eyes gazed up as if some starlet had spilled fine Bordeaux on her snow-white Valentino dress.

Watching this story unfold over decades and the plot twists that came along with it had me nearly in tears at the end of the book. Early in the story, some of the dialogue felt out of place and pulled me out of the story so it took me a bit longer than expected to finish this book. BUT once I got into the meat of the story I was pulled back in and rewarded with gems like this…

His touch ignited desire in the deepest depths of my soul, a burning, bubbling molten lava flowing through my veins. There was no denying we were two parts of one heart.

Overall, reading this sparked an interest in a genre I previously had no interest in exploring. I’m excited to see where the rest of the books in the series go.

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I received a copy of this from NetGalley so that I could give an honest review.