I love me some time travel! So, naturally, after reading the blurb for Timebound it seemed to be the perfect story for me filled with many timey-wimey goodies.
The story starts off with Kate receiving a medallion from her grandmother. Then the time travel references come in. And then Kate needs to fix the timeline and stop Evil Time Travel Man otherwise Kate will blink out of existence.
Yes, it sounds a bit cliched, but I love these types of stories!
Unfortunately, I do think it could have been refined for a much smoother reading experience. The story itself was awesome; Rysa Walker meticulously planned the plot out, winding everything together in the end.
However, the introduction was so rushed. Kate having panic attacks where everything ‘felt wrong’ was a huge talking point among the characters, but it would have been great if the story opened with her actually having one of those panic attacks so I could feel the fear and horror instead of just being told about it after the fact.
Then, the first 150 pages were basically the characters sitting around a table and info dumping about time travel. It got a bit overwhelming since it was a lot to take in, and I’m sure there were a few important bits that escaped from my mind due to the amount of information I had to process in such a short period of time.
Because of the big info dumps, it felt so cluttered. I had to go back and reread paragraphs far more often than I should have.
Also there were several instances where something would happen and then Kate recounted it to someone else, which made a few scenes rather repetitive and boring.
However, despite the technical problems I had with the execution of Timebound, I do think I may check out the second book in the series (especially now that the specifics and technicalities of this world are laid down). I feel as though the subsequent books won’t be as saturated.
I received a copy of Timebound from NetGalley for an honest review.