Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Things in Hope Walton's life have never gone particularly easily. Her photographic memory and crippling claustrophobia make her feel alone in a crowd of her peers. Now her mother, the person who knew her best in this world, is missing and presumed dead after a massive earthquake.

To make matters worse, her father is sending Hope off to spend the summer with her Aunt Lucy, whom she has never met. Lucy says that it's important that she visits in order to learn more about her mother and their youth. It sounds like a nightmare, especially when it includes a ten-hour plane ride to get to Scotland.

But, as soon as Hope sets foot in the manor where her mother's family has lived for generations, she starts to think that there's more going on than meets the eye. For starters, she stumbles upon a basement filled with pristine historical costumes. Does her aunt have a strange and serious hobby? She does, but it is time traveling, not collecting costumes. Hope is not going to have the relaxing summer in Scotland she was expecting.

Instead, this is going to be a summer of training with her aunt’s time traveling team so that she can fulfill her destiny. Into the Dim is the first book in this adventure series, perfect for anyone who imagines what it would be like to walk around in history and rub elbows with someone like Eleanore of Aquitaine

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Middle School Monday: The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

Top 5 Powerfully Scary Girls (of 2011)

Katie's Time Travel Reads for 2011

Post Card Fridays: England and the UK

 

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