While the Doomsday Book is categorized as science fiction, it could easily be classified as historical fiction. Set in the near future, a time when pandemics have recently ravaged the world, Oxford instructors prepare to send a young historian, Kivrin, to fourteenth century England.
Over the course of two days, Ben and Maggie have met and fallen in love, only to die together countless times. They struggle again and again to resist the pull of their fate and time itself. Every time they come closer to breaking out of the time loop, everything becomes more deeply ingrained and more inescapable. They think up a desperate plan to break free and survive, but what if their only shot at not dying is to live apart?
The Loop was fast-paced, quick and short read, but it was so good. Highly...
Sleepy Hollow, the television series, takes an old story and gives it a new twist, blending the original Revolutionary War element with the modern world.
Quite possibly the best Stephen King mini-series adaptation so far, 11.22.63 finds English teacher Jake Epping traveling back in time though a portal in his local diner to September 9, 1958. His plan is to thwart the assassination of John F.
I love this book! Passenger, first in an anticipated series, centers around Etta, who is a seventeen year old New Yorker. She has focused her entire life on her violin career but is thrust into a time travel adventure full of family secrets, historical events, and romance.
Starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, About Time is a sentimental movie about a unique family with a special gift. At twenty-one, Tim learns from his father that all the men in the family can travel in time, back to any moment in their own life. Tim becomes determined to make the most of his talent and use it to find true love.
The title of this book attracted me first with its quirky how-to beginning and then an ending I wasn't sure what to make of. What's a science fictional universe, I wondered, and was hooked.
Riggs has successfully pulled off a rather ambitious project in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Using old photographs mined from garages and attics by private collectors he has written an engaging story that is simultaneously contemporary, historical, and fantastical.
Gabi and Lia Bentarrini are two teenage girls who will be spending the summer in Italy. That sounds pretty good until they realize that they'll be spending it with their mother—on the archeological site of an old medieval castle—in the middle of nowhere. Boredom leads the girls to explore an ancient tomb which is strictly off limits. Inside, Gabi sees a hand print on the wall and wonders if her hand will fit. Seconds later, Gabi's head is spinning and she falls to the ground, realizing Lia is no longer with her in the tomb.
I'm generally proud of myself when I successfully make it home after a Saturday stop at my local wholesale store, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the fantastical adventures that ensue during this run to the corner store for milk.