Review: Into the Dim

 When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing. 


Rating: 4/5 stars

Source: Hardcover, 428 pages

Published: March 1st 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers



Into The Dim is a fun and action packed time travel book that will definitely keep you on your toes.  I really enjoyed the time travel aspect of this novel!!

This beauty caught my attention from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till the very end. I adore how determined Hope is. Hope is also a bit awkward, which I actually like, because it makes her pretty relatable and fun to read about. I also just adore the romance between Hope and Bran. Although, I felt like the love was a bit insta-love–it’s still super cute reading about them!!


I can’t wait to read the sequel! The ending of Into The Dim isn’t too much of a cliffhanger but I definitely want to read more to find out what happens next! Be sure to add this to your TBR if you are looking for a book with a gorgeous setting and an adventurous plot!

Review: The Wood

After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can’t help but think there’s more to her dad’s disappearance than she’s being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost in it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.


Publication: August 1st 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Source: ARC provided by the publisher



I adore The Wood! There’s a fantasy, science fiction, horror and a bit of contemporary all mixed in one–its pure amazing! Oh and I forgot, there’s also time travel. Eek!!!

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The main character, Winter is a super lovely character to follow. She’s strong, clever and has a good heart. I admire her courage and how she did not give up. I also love Henry. He’s so cute and charming! For some reason he reminded me a lot of Mr. Darcy (probably since I did another reread recently). Anyway, I feel in love with Henry instantly. It was so fun to read about his reactions to modern technology and the modern customs.

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The setting in this book was so captivating and thrilling. I love reading about the wood. It’s so creepy, magical and intriguing all mixed together. I also love how the story played out. Ahhh!!

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I seriously need more from The Wood. That is killing me. Ahh!!! If this beauty isn’t on your tbr, be sure to add it on. I can’t recommend this one more. I can’t wait to see what Chelsea write next!