My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was probably a 3.5 for me but I wanted to round up because I truly did enjoy the story!
When I read the summary to this story I was immediately intrigued. The premise itself was so incredibly original and different than anything I’ve read recently.
One girl living two separate lives 230+ years apart… hell yes count me in! Sorcha lives in a small town in the 21st century while two centuries in the past, Enid lives in a time where she is basically a possession . When Enid was born, she was stillborn. She was saved but her soul was split into two. Each night, while Enid sleeps in the past, Sorcha lives her life in the present time and vice versa.
Without giving too much away, Ben Webster enters her life, and the things that are happening in Enid’s life are having an effect on Sorcha’s life. But not only that, decisions and choices in the past could have a devastating effect on those in her life now. The biggest question is should something happen to one half of her soul, or Enid… what does that mean for Sorcha. The reader, like Sorcha is kept in the dark as to the mystery, Ben and his family hide. They don’t want their words to influence what happens for Enid and so the history is unraveled for Sorcha and Enid at the same time we as the reader learn about it.
It took a little bit for me to get into the book, but once the story started moving along, I was hooked and it moved along quick. I wanted to know more and more … Conway does an incredible job of building the story from the alternating point of views. The mix between the past and the present was really unique and I enjoyed it a lot.
It’s hard to categorize this book under one genre… paranormal, ya, historical, mystery and even some romance is here… a little bit of something for everyone! I couldn’t help the smile that was on my face when I got to the last page either!
Definitely check this book out for something new and different!