Book Review: Into the Dim (Into the Dim #1)

Posted September 8, 2017 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Into the Dim (Into the Dim #1)Title: Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)
Author: Janet B. Taylor
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Published: March 1st 2016
Pages: 428

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. 

My name is Olivia, and I have an addiction to Scotland. It’s probably because my family is from there, and if I wasn’t still weary of creepers on the Internet (I grew up in the early stages of the Internet where talking to anyone on it meant certain death), I would share my real last name (spoiler alert: it isn’t Barnes and I’m not married to Bucky) because it turns out its actually a clan from Scotland. I had to do a research project on where my last name came from, and found out so much on it, and it’s amazing. There’s actually a castle in Scotland that I’m definitely going to drag my boyfriend to one day, just have to convince him, where the clan used to live.

ANYWAYS. This ain’t about that, it’s about the fact that ever since I learned that I’m Scottish, not British (I refuse to claim American right now because ew, why would I?), I’ve been obsessed with the country. It started out with Doon, then to Outlander, and now to Into the Dim.

I think it’s the fact that I’m in love with the accent, the music and bag pipes, and the scenery. My god, Scotland is beautiful. I JUST LOVE SCOTLAND A LOT AND THIS BOOK HAPPENS TO BE IN IT SO I LOVED IT AS SOON AS I OPENED IT.

But really now, lets review the book just a bit.

The writing? Beautiful and easy to read. It makes you so interested in whats happening, and I literally couldn’t put the book down when I got about 100 pages in.

The characters? Well, I pictured Bran as Sam Heughan, which yes, I pictured the characters older, so I obviously loved him. I mean, come on now, how couldn’t you if you pictured Sam? Plus, his attitude is in the brooding MC genre, but not to the point of assholieness (new word?), so he was much more likable.


Low key, kind of saw the big one, but honestly, I’M HERE FOR IT.

This review contains a lot of caps, which honestly just shows how much I loved this book, and also and plus, I ain’t sorry.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!