Friday, 27 January 2017

Review: Marking Time by April White

Marking Time (The Immortal Descendants, #1)Marking Time by April White
Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything... a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between
centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time.

Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.

Clare's Review 5 of 5 Stars

5 stars, I lost track of the time reading this book!!

I picked up this book just because it sounded like something new for me to enjoy!! I was right, it has a good dose of paranormal, some romance and the time travel element gives the book an original feel. Once I started reading this book I was drawn into the characters and I found myself really feeling for Saira and her worries and fears. I also found myself thinking of Archer and feeling sympathy for his story. The history in this book was clearly well researched and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, so much so that I tucked myself away and read the entire book overnight!! I cannot recommend this enough to anybody who enjoys paranormal stories but is looking for some originality. I just bought the second book and cannot wait to get stuck into it!!

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