(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read the first two books in this series, I was really happy when I was offered the opportunity to read the third book in this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish it as soon as I would have liked… but I still enjoyed reading it when I was able to start.
I did feel that part of the first couple of chapters sounded really familiar… as if I’d read a couple of those lines in the previous book.
I found it really interesting to see the differences in Jocelyn’s two lives. It was interesting to see that neither of those were perfect realities and that both had their problems. The Jocelyn from modern times and the Jocelyn from the past seemed to come across as two different people at times, too.
I don’t agree with the way modern-Jocelyn’s mother and brother treated her when she chose to get engaged to Jackson… but at the same time, I can see why they would both be bothered. I have seen a couple who got married while one of them was quite young and there are parts of that relationship that didn’t seem too healthy. Although I could understand and believe in Jocelyn and Jackson’s feelings towards each other, I could also understand how concerned Jocelyn’s friends and family were… and I definitely don’t think Jackson and his family should have encouraged one of the things they did, since it ultimately made things a whole lot worse.
I found it intriguing how the two Jocelyns slipped into the speech from the other time – such as modern-Jocelyn becoming more formal and past-Jocelyn using more modern phrasing. I also found it interesting to learn more about Jackson’s past and how he was in his real high school.
In the past, I really felt a lot of sympathy towards Olivia and William. I would like to see more focus on their relationship, particularly given what they had to deal with on top of everything else.
I also liked seeing Nicholas and a bit more of Sidney. I’d be intrigued to see how things continue to develop in the next book/s in this series.