Young Adult book - travelling from 1999 to 1899 with a cruel twist of fate thrown in for good measure.
AWESOME BOOK! This is the fourth installment in the time series, and it lives up to the three previous books. It is an easy read with compelling action and keeps you wanting to read. Also it resolves almost perfectly for me, so I didn't need another sequel. I mean it, this is an incredible read!
While the star-crossed lovers of Annie and Strat were even more crossed than usual in this book (the fourth in the series) after being seperated by several thousand years of time, it was still enjoyable and exciting following their adventures through ancient Egypt and Egypt circa 1899. The way the love affair wraps-up is surpising and unexpected and brings up a raft of questions that will keep the reader pondering the answers for quite a while. Be sure to read the other three books in this series first - in order - in order to enjoy this volume even more.
A good book, with a thoughtful plot and realistic characters, but I didn`t like the ending. But that could just be my imagination, see I got this book for the exact purpose that I could get a happy ending. Other than that, it was really good. It had all the emotion and longing from the first books, with undertones of sadness. I think this series was going for exactly what it gave you... Happiness, but with the real life fact that life isn`t fair.
The time-travel series that began with Both Sides of Time adds another breathlessly romantic whirl through the centuries. Experienced time-traveler and 20th-century high-schooler Annie ventures into New York City to see an exhibit of Egyptian art in which she hopes to find a photograph of Strat, her lost 19th-century love. With any luck, seeing Strat's image will magically jolt Annie back through time. The jolting works a bit too well: instead of stopping in Strat's era, Annie journeys all the way to ancient Egypt, where she is taken in ( la Moses in the bulrushes) by the pious yet independent-minded Renifer. Meanwhile, back in the 19th century, feisty Camilla Mateusz disguises herself as a young man and goes to work for a private detective. Assigned to hunt down Strat on behalf of his evil father, Camilla ends up in Egypt, at the dig where Strat works as a photographer. Narrated in the author's characteristically breezily, intimate style, a series of swoopy, swoony plot twists links the various characters and time periods. Although the flap copy indicates that this installation will conclude the series, its end (featuring Annie's nascent relationship with Strat's great-grandnephew) certainly doesn't rule out a sequel. Ages 12-up.
This book was a little confusing to me, but highly readable. It concerns a photographer from 1899 and Annie, from the present-who is transported back to 1899.