Genre: Magical Realis
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for a blog tour all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.
This was a super interesting read for me. I found the book to be super cute. The timing in this book is quick which I enjoyed very much it’s only 200 pages. Quick reads are the best when your in a reading slump. The cover for this book could have been done a little better. I would have loved to see a cover that fits the book’s plot better. Maybe one that looks a bit more professional. The font and the image doesn’t seem to be the best fit.
The characters are super cute. Keith is a nerdy comic book collector and Lindsay is just a woman who doesn’t want to be stuck in a boring life that her mother wants her to be content with. Both of the character’s have no clue what to do with their lives and they both feel trapped. I connected with them a lot because of this. At that age I feel like no one really knows what they’re going to do with their lives and if they do they are super lucky. Now let’s talk about the plot itself.
The book seems to have an element of the paranormal to it. Our main character Keith finds himself watching these tapes of a girl and he can somehow talk to her. It’s super cool but also I’m not for sure what genre you would put this book into because of it. Magical realism maybe? The timing in this book isn’t exactly specified. But I feel like the whole thing was instalove. I felt like it would have been nice to see more scenes of Keith with his best friend. I do however wish the author included more detail I feel like we skimmed over a few things that, if they had more detail it would have added more to the story. Like the ending. It left me with alot of questions. Overall the plot was super cute but a bit on the odd side. I say this because they are decades apart and you can tell they sorta have a thing for each other. Now I can’t say anything else about the plot or it will be considered spoilers so if you wanna know more you just have to read the book.
My over all thoughts on this book is that it’s a cute book and a fast paced read. If you’re looking for more books written by self published authors you should totally keep this book in mind. You should definitely go with the good old saying don’t judge a book by its cover for this one.
About Michael K. Hill
Beginning as a sketch comedy writer for American television, Michael K. Hill progressed to become an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction. His short story anthology, Anansi and Beyond, published in 2017, and his debut novel, A Different Time, is available now. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, kids, and 7 rescued animals.