Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mini Review: Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas by Lurlene McDaniel

Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas
Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas by Lurlene McDaniel
What's Happened to Me?
Sarah finds herself in a strange place, and she can recall only one thing—her name. A young man, Heath de Charon, explains to Sarah that he found her unconscious on the grounds of his family's estate and has been caring for her. Sarah is thankful, but when she starts hearing voices that whisper for her to come back, she is confused, and desperate to find out where she really belongs.
When the Clock Chimes
Drake Iverson lands a summer job on Sandstone Mountain. There are no computers; he has to do all the work by hand in a large leather-bound book. He doesn't mind, as long as he can be near Gina, who is pretty and kind. But when Gina falls ill, Drake is asked to leave. He is determined to find out what happened to Gina and to uncover other mysteries he encounters on Sandstone Mountain.
The Mysteries of Chance
Dylan Sorenson offers his help to a girl who seems to be in distress. The girl, Maura, explains that she's simply overwhelmed by the heat and quickly runs off. But Maura is soon drawn back to Dylan and a friendship and budding romance begins. However, Maura doesn't reveal the whole truth about herself, and Dylan has secrets of his own. Can their relationship withstand the deception?


Publishes in US: August 9th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA time travel
Source: bought
Series? No.

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    While this isn't the usual Lurlene McDaniel style, they did all have some sort of health issue, but to me, maybe the novella status, they just weren't as emotional as usual. They all were different styles, but all dealing with time, one a historic type setting, another futuristic and another a collision of past and future. 
    I liked all the characters and the romances were sweet, it is just none of them stuck with me like her works usually do. 

My question to you, my lovely readers:
If you could observe, would you pick past or future?
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  1. I haven't heard of this story nor this author but it sounds like a sweet read. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great review Brandi :)

  2. I've not heard of the author before, but I the book interesting. Great review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  3. This sounds like an interesting one to read! (I love novellas though.)

    I don't know if I would pick past or future. Future would make me want to change things right now to affect the future, and past would make me wish I could change things then, too. Maybe I'll just stick with now. :)

  4. I haven't read any of these- but they sound good. If I could observe the past of the future I would want to observe the future- but I would be terrified. If it was bad I would hope to change it and if it was good I would be afraid I would change it by accident!

  5. These sound good and a sweet romance is always nice!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  6. This book barely made an impression with me as well.

    And I'd like to observe the future - no sense in going back to the past if you can't change it.

  7. I haven't heard of this author, but I do like the premises for the first novella. Sorry they weren't that memorable. I might look into the author's other works. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I hope the next one will be as good as the others.

  9. It sucks that these weren't as emotional as her other writing, but glad you enjoyed them overall. I would choose to observe the past, most likely, though it would be fascinating to see the future for even one day.

  10. I love history, so I would pick past. There's so many things I know I can learn from.

    I usually don't get into novellas or short stories, so I don't think these novellas would seem very emotional to me either.

  11. I would totally observe the past-history major here! I have spent a ton of time contemplating where I'd go if I could travel through time.


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