‘A Time to Reap’ is a brilliant debut novel and not only would I recommend it, I already have been.
Carter Gabel, the main character, is definitely the strongest part of this story – his narration as a typical teenage boy stole the show. Witty, sometimes sarcastic, and having to endure almost everyone being able to read his (not always appropriate) thoughts was a hilarious experience.
If you haven’t gathered from the description, ‘A Time to Heal’ is a book about time travelling and psychic abilities. Normally, this isn’t a genre/topic I stray into, and although there were parts I had to reread to understand what was happening (if I ever watch something like Dr Who, I will rewatch parts because I didn’t get what was going on), on the whole, the story was easy to follow. Plot wise, there were twists all the way – most I didn’t see coming! The frustrating part for me was that I simply didn’t have the time to sit down and read this all at once (I had to resort to reading a chapter here and there at work).
I bought this book thinking I would get a replacement for the Artemis Fowl series. I was half right. I don’t know what made me think ‘A Time to Reap’ would be anything like Artemis Fowl – the only similarity is that the main character was a male teenager! Yet, I did end up with a series I am now going to be hooked on and I can’t wait to read the next book.
The only thing I will do differently with the next books, is try to find time to read it in as few a sittings as possible so I can give it the attention deserves.
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