Author: Sasha Alsberg
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Released: June 14, 2022
In Sasha Alsberg’s novel, Breaking Time, romance meets historical fiction and time travel. If you love the idea of these elements coming together, you’ve got to check it out.
Klara’s whole life changed the moment she (nearly) hit a man with her car. Not because of mundane consequences like a prison, but because that was the moment she learned time traveling is real. The man she nearly struck, Callum, is not of her time.
There’s more to this story, as Klara quickly learns that his appearance is no coincidence. She has a role to play in traveling time, and it is about time (no pun intended) she gets involved. Without her, the whole world may be in danger.
So, I never actually read (or watched) Outlander, but to me, it felt like Breaking Time is heavily inspired by it. Perhaps I’m wrong – could a fan of the series comment on whether this feels right? Naturally, that isn’t a problem. I love reading books with similar vibes or even outright retellings.
However, there’s also a reason I’ve never read Outlander, simply because it isn’t my cup of tea (no offense to fans – seriously, love what you love!). Obviously, I’m also saying that Breaking Time was ultimately not my cup of tea, despite my hopes.
My problem with these tropes is that I always (always!) end up screaming at the main characters. It’s like watching a horror movie – you know, going into the basement alone will get that character killed, but of course, they’re not listening to your words.
One final point before I conclude my review: readers that originate from Ireland, Wales, or Scotland may find themselves put off by the mythological portrayals in this book. So will those that know a lot about these subjects. This is mainly because the themes kind of bounce around, meshing them together in odd ways.
Thanks to Inkyard Press and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.