Etta Spencer has trained her whole life to play the violin but when she gets her big opportunity to perform things do not turn out as planned. When beginning to play Etta hears what she thinks is feedback but no one else seems to notice it until another young girl, Sophia, says she hears it too. Sophia whisks Etta off to investigate but the next thing Etta knows she awakens aboard a ship in the year 1776.
Nicholas Carter is the captain of the ship and has been hired to bring Etta and Sophia back to the Ironwoods. Nicholas soon finds out that Etta is not there by choice and he vows then and there to make sure nothing bad happens to her. The two soon find themselves paired up and being sent on a dangerous journey together.
Being one of the most talked about books I’ve seen lately I was almost a bit hesitant to read and review this one as a part of me was worried I’d end up hating it due to too much hype. After finishing though I am completely hooked and can’t wait until the next book comes out next year.
The reason this didn’t get a five star rating from me though is I felt it got off to a slow and somewhat confusing start. It takes a while for the story to really start explaining itself and bringing a reader in with the action and adventure. I would warn anyone to really give it a chance and not give up reading too early on. Early on it can be a bit confusing as to what is going on but once everything got explained a bit further in I didn’t have a problem at all piecing together what the beginning meant and where the story was going.
The world building and fleshing out of the characters in here was completely excellent in my opinion. I felt like I knew exactly where and when they were with the bits of history being thrown into the mix it made for an interesting read to me. Etta and Nicholas each fit into their characters quite well from where they were born and raised and it was interesting to have them interact and develop a relationship coming from two very different backgrounds.
Overall, with such an exciting ending I can’t wait for the next in the series and would recommend this to any fan of time travel adventures.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.