Reading Level: Adult
Length: 51 pages
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Source: eGalley from NetGalley.com
Rating: 3/5 stars
“In 2287, Grace York daydreams about living in a bygone era, but when a bearded inventor opens a doorway from his timeline to hers, Grace gets transported to an alternate 1887. Now all she can think about is getting home.”
I got a copy of this novella through NetGalley to review. This was a cute and simple little story about a woman from the future who is a toy maker. When a portal shows up in her bathroom mirror she finds herself 400 years in the past in the late 1800’s. She is desperate to get back home until she realizes that the past may have more to offer her than she originally thought.
This was an interesting blend of sci-fi and steampunk. It’s very very short and it felt rushed. The beginning of the story is particularly bad as it abruptly skips from one day to the next. This does progress the story quickly but it also made it seem very choppy.
The story is very simple and very predictable. This was one of those novellas that was easy and quick to read (took me about 30 minutes to read it) and generally okay. However at the end I was like “Huh, okay I am done with that…what’s next?” It’s just completely forgettable.
Overall an okay novella. It’s a cute little story but is completely predictable and very simple. I guess I just don’t have much to say about it. It wasn’t offensive or technically bad, but I am pretty sure I won’t ever think about it again or even remember it all that well in a week or so.