DISCLAIMER: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The story picks up right where Into Coraira left off. Our protagonists, Asher and Ariana, are somewhere lost in time and awaken to find themselves in a modern-day Coraira that has turned into something resembling a pioneer village, giving tribute to the place where magic happened. Completely out of their element, they aren't really sure what is going on. Soon we discover Teagan, a teenage orphan who leaves her house but is soon tricked by a stranger - who just happened to follow our twins right along for the ride. Can they make it back to their world in time?
Personally, I thought this was the best book in the series so far. Mann doesn't waste any time in jumping right back into the action, weaving a tale that continues to craft vivid images in the reader's imagination. It is a bold move to use time travel as the main plot in a story, but it works perfectly here. I also really happened to enjoy the setting of the story, in a modern day memorial-like, recreation town of Coraira, and I also snickered a few times when Asher and Ariana were clueless to the fact that they were in the future, when tourists would want to take their pictures.
The story flows very nicely here, perhaps better than the first two stories. Mann is really getting comfortable in her setting and characters and it shows. The writing continues to get better and the story deeper. I'm ready to jump right into the new one coming out soon.
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