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A Witch in Time, by Constance Sayers

kristendom's review against another edition

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3.75

I have to admit, I enjoyed this book so much more than I expected (don't ask me why I didn't expect to enjoy it - my mind works in mysterious ways). I really loved the fact that we got three character stories as part of the overall story. This book follows Helen, who in present day, has started having startlingly realistic dreams about three women from three different timespans while also starting to exhibit some strange powers. Once she meets Luke, certain things start to fall into place about who she is in relation to these women, and how she can stop what has become a torturous cycle of love and betrayal. I loved the historical fiction aspects of the book - really found those enjoyable. Would have loved to get more of Helen's story, as it wasn't nearly as fleshed out as the other three. Definitely a solid witchy read.

kizzabell's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0

wnderwoman16's review against another edition

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4.0

i genuinely don't know why i like this so much but yet i do. i guess its lines like "you are the love of all of my lives" that really do it.

sleepy_yoshi's review against another edition

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dark mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

The idea of being cursed and having to relive your life through out time is inherently interesting to me as I'm a huge fan of Fantasy and time as a plot device. It could be time travel, time loops or other forms of time manipulation...I'm in.

But this book suffers in that the first 250 or so pages, you're just slogging through the relationship drama with very little actual mention of the curse. And the first relationship imo is the weakest part of the book and a large point of frustration and annoyance. 

At any rate, explanations were in order for the curse, but it takes so long to get there, that I actually considered DNFing the book. At that point it was definitely a 2/5 for me, but it picks up from there and I had a much more enjoyable time in the last 200ish pages.  The second half delves into more interesting lives, the intricacies of the curse (my favourite aspect of the book), and some different romances. The latter part I'd put around 4/5 so I guess taking the average of 3 works here. 

I'd actually be interested in reading the same story from Luke's perspective. I think that would have the potential to be quite a good novel.

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navywife1993's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad medium-paced

5.0

cazxxx's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced

3.0

feer's review against another edition

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dark emotional relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

cwhalen1988's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

I really liked the time travel and magical components of this story and the main characters are intriguing. The exploration of different lives in different times was engaging. Some witch stories can be a bit predictable and cliche but this took a different take and I enjoyed reading it.

toriwatson's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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manuella's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75


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