|I’ll review these together, since it’s one continuous story and I raced through them, back to back…
What a book hangover I have after this series! I miss the characters, and I wish there was more of Kate’s story! It’s action-packed, edge-of-your-seat action the whole way through, and it definitely makes you think. I also love all the historical details, and I enjoy how snarky Kate is.
The story didn’t end the way I wanted it to, though I recognize that I don’t think it possibly could have ended how I wanted and made any sense, at least from an emotional standpoint of what each character would be likely to choose. It ended “happy,” but in a bittersweet way… yet it also seemed a little too convenient. I can’t say more than that without spoilers, so I’ll leave it there.
Also, the time traveling paradoxes came so fast and furious at the end that I was totally lost. I could still suspend my disbelief for the most part and trust that it *did* all fit together somehow, if I stopped to really outline it, but it felt a little like the last season of LOST: there were so many conundrums that some serious plot acrobatics were the only possible way to get out of it.
But overall, a very entertaining, thought-provoking series!! Highly recommended.
My Rating for Time’s Edge: *****
My Rating for Time’s Divide: ****