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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers #BookReview @crookedlanebks

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The Traveling Sisters stepped out of their comfort zones a little bit here when we were invited to read and review The Psychology of Time Travel as it isn’t a genre that some of us normally would read.  However, all of us who participated in this group read really loved the opportunity to try something different than we normally would pick up to read.  That is part of what makes our group reads so interesting and exciting and we are grateful for when these types of group reads come available to us.  We don’t need to love every book to have a great reading experience and this was one of those great experiences for us all.

The Psychology of Time Travel is a complex, heavy, complicated and unique story that explores time travel and the impact it has on the time traveler’s mentality. The story has a twist here with a whodunit and a mystery element to it.  You need to pay close attention to the alternating timelines and perspectives as things can get a bit confusing keeping track of all that is going on in the different and diverse storylines.

The characters here in this story are some of the most unique, diverse and interesting characters I have come across in a story.  Each character adds a layer to the story and another piece of the story is explored with each character.

There was much to discuss with this one and one thing for sure, this is a great one to discuss whether it worked for you or not.  It’s a thought-provoking story that opens up a lot of questions to explore in a discussion.

We highly recommend for readers who like a complex and intelligent well-layered story who might like to dig deep into some of the effects of time travel with some complex layers to it.

Now on to The Traveling Sister’s reviews

FC-26a-VerityFrom Debra’s review

There are a lot of story-lines and the characters travel through time, their lives intertwining with each other at various stages of their lives. With that many characters living in and traveling through various time periods, I do not know how the Author kept track of things. It is impressive. I was initially a little confused, but my advice is stick with it, because it does all make sense. I believe regular readers of science fiction and/or time travel books will not experience the initial confusion that I experienced. Plus, once I got the rhythm and the characters down, the time traveling was no longer an issue. The second half of the book was a faster read for me, mainly as I had a few things down/figured out and I was invested in learning the identity of the dead woman.

This book tackles very reverent issues while exploring time travel. This book is a marriage of science fiction, mystery and romance. This book also has a diverse cast of characters who are dealing with thought-provoking issues such as bullying, sexuality, love, loss, death, mental health issues, aging, and the choices we make. The plot is multi-layered and extremely well thought out.

Highly original and creative.  For Debra’s full review

img_6597From Christina’s review

I’ll be honest – this one took me a minute to get through. Things are confusing and get a little convoluted. However, if you stick with it, there really is a magnificent and truly original story here that I found touching and overall worthwhile. It was a hodgepodge of many different genres – science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction and mystery all rolled into one book and it will take you on an interesting ride to say the very least.

My favorite aspect here, and what I think worked the best was the examination of how time travel affects each person. It was incredibly interesting to see how it touched each individual character – from those that had encountered a great deal of it, to those that only touched it a bit. It is truly awe-inspiring the level of detail and thought that went into this. While I do think this book suffered from a bit too much story at times my overall takeaway was enjoyment and entertainment. This is a real time-travel masterpiece that examines it for the convoluted subject it is. For Christina’s full review

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Have you read this one?  Want to read it?  Drop us a comment! We would love to hear from you!

8 thoughts on “The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers #BookReview @crookedlanebks

  1. I haven’t read this one. Not my ordinary genre choice either. I wonder if it would be too much for me. 🤔
    It’s funny. I was thinking of starting a meme for books you wouldn’t ordinarily read. Your post reminded me of it. I couldn’t think of a good name for it so I sort of put it on the back burner.
    Enjoyed the reviews. Seems like a lot was going on in this book. 😊

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