Someone in Time - Jonathan Strahan
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I love a good anthology. Sometimes I am not in the mood or dont have the time for a full length book and need something bite sized, that is where anthology’s and collections come in. I have a couple of them that feature characters from some of my favorite series. The thing about anthologies is that the stories can be hit or miss. You might like one authors writing but not anothers, you might find an author you have never heard of and enjoy or you might come to dislike one that you have heard a lot about but havent read yet. Anthology’s are a fantastic way to dip your feet into a genre, theme, or author pool to see if it, or they, are for you.
I am a huge fan of time travel books. Especially time travel romances. I could not even tell you how long I have been reading them or where my love for them started, but probably, best guess, it was Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor. The idea of finding your soulmate across time has been featured in novels for ages, with time travel being featured all the way back to Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in 1843. So when I heard about the Someone in Time anthology, I knew I had to have it. Huge thanks to Netgalley and Solaris for an arc of this book for review.
If you are looking for a compilation of diverse characters, this may not be the book for you. The diversity pool of authors involved in this anthology is not very big either. While gender and sexuality of the characters are a bit more on the diverse side, the majority of the characters in these stories are white. There are a couple stories that feature older characters as well. Also if you are looking for what authors might picture the future to be, you will be disappointed. The majority of the stories are about traveling back in time and don’t feature much exploration of the characters current time (if they're in the future) before travel.
One of my favorite parts of this compilation is that before each story it features a little “about the author” so that if you enjoy their writing, you can go explore some of their works, if you haven’t yet. You will find an array of stories short and long throughout this anthology. I thoroughly enjoyed most of the tales woven throughout this book and will definitely be taking a peek at a couple of authors whose works I haven’t read yet. You can preorder your own copy here or pick it up when it comes out on May 10th.
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