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A Witch in Time, by Constance Sayers

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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dietzan's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

u311082's review against another edition

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5.0

Thank you to the publishers, Netgalley and the author for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Juliet is a young peasant woman living in France when a painter takes a fancy to her and they begin a love affair. However, the painter, Marchant, is faithless and abandons Juliet when she needs him the most. Juliet's mother curses him, but unbeknownst to her, she also binds Juliet to him for eternity causing them both to live out lives of pain, loss and misery. In each past life Juliet's incarnations have the assistance of a man named Luke who is also inevitably tied to the curse and tries to aid her.
Helen, living in 2012, encounters Luke on a blind date after her divorce and after this meeting starts to remember the lives she has lived before - and perhaps she also has the power to break the curse and finally be the one one she was meant to be with forever,
I absolutely loved this book. From the moment I picked it up I could not put it down. I cannot wait to hear more from this author.