Expected publication: March 1st 2016
When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.
I’d seen quite a bit of hype around this book so I was super excited to start it. I was a little put off by the fact that it sounded so much like Outlander (time travel and Scotland) and that it’s marketed as “an Outlander for teens” but I still wanted to read Into the Dim.
First off, I love Outlander with very ounce of my being. Outlander means so much to me. So the fact that Into the Dim pretty much copied the concept of Outlander upsets me. It’s so similar to Outlander and I couldn’t stop comparing the two. Outlander is obviously, in my opinion, a million times better so I felt disappointed with Into the Dim.
I did like the writing though. It was really well written and I liked all the details. I also liked the characters. I think the characters will be even better in the second book.
I did find the first %20 of this book to be slow and boring. It did get much better but I was pretty meh about the first quarter.
Overall, I liked this book. It would have so much better if it wasn’t such a rip off of Outlander but it was still a good book. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up buying a finished copy of this book because the cover is beautiful and I’d really like to give it a second chance. Maybe closer to the release day for the second book I’ll reread Into the Dim. But as for right now, I’m a little disappointed.