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A Witch in Time, by Constance Sayers

b_morganbooks's review against another edition

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

3.0

The premise of this book ticked all of my boxes. Fantasy, historical, witches, multiple perspectives, etc. THE LIST GOES ON. I really enjoyed it at first, I liked Helen a lot and I’m a sucker for a Luke type character. I really wanted to know more about the curse and where the story was going to go - which was very satisfying. 

Aside from the positives, there was a lot that disappointed me. I wanted much more witchiness and a little less romance (and that’s a lot coming from me). I still don’t really understand the curse. I feel like the stories of the three lives were that interesting that they almost needed their own book each. Every time I moved onto the next, I didn’t care because I was still too invested in the previous one. The writing was pretty clunky, which I was expecting as I’d read it in other reviews, but it was hard to ignore.

I’m glad I read it and it’s definitely not a bad book, but it had the potential to be a new favourite of mine (think Addie LaRue…) but it just didn’t live up to my expectations.

jskaggs's review against another edition

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

4.0

rose_k's review against another edition

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adventurous 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? It's complicated

4.0

atgerstner's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious reflective fast-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? Yes

4.25

It needed to have a stronger editor because it’s about 100 pages too long and sometimes it was an info dump but it was really fun and engrossing. 

treehuggerdale's review against another edition

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4.0

Kept me interested

books__brews_and_booze's review against another edition

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Thoughts:

1. This is perfect for a book club read because I figured out so many things when talking about the book with a friend! Talking brought clarity that I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

2. A most ambitious undertaking, to put so many past lives in a book!

3. Spook-o-meter: I’m a straight up chicken but I did well with the spooky factor. I could even read it at night!

4. TW: Sexual assault, physical abuse, curses, drug use, suicide.

5. Audiobook version borrowed from library: narrator did a great job with all the different accents.

6. What a journey!

gabianne's review against another edition

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medium-paced
Similar vibe to Taylor Jenkins Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

shelbells1993's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

kayla_moerman's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced

4.75

marcytee's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0