Review: Wishing Cross Station


3 stars

Read from August 26 to 30, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: “Don’t stay a moment longer than you have to. Don’t say too much. Don’t pollute the timeline.”

When nineteen-year-old college library page Keigan Wainwright is sent to pick up a private donation of books for the school’s collection, he has no idea where one of those books will take him, or what it will take from him.

Retracing a powerful man’s footsteps through the past, Keigan finds himself caught in the same dangerous trap: falling in love with a woman he was never meant to know, and uncertain he will ever find his way home.

Wishing Cross Station: A bittersweet fantasy romance from the author of GODSPEED and OF STARDUST.

Bookish Things: 176 pages. The cover is stunning and very apt for the book. I picked it up based on the cover alone.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.87 and paperback for $12.95

My Review: 

I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book, but it wasn’t what I got.
Keigan (our protagonist) finds himself traveling through time and into the past, to finish the job of another man. Things get complicated (as they usually do in good books!) and the reader gets to experience Keigan’s journey into 1880.

The scenery and world building was well done. The feel of the station, the trains and the time, we’re all rich and brightly coloured. Probably my favourite part of the story. The opening scene was especially beautiful.

Keigan is not your typical protagonist too, he’s an asthmatic, librarian and appealed to my inner nerd and geek-meter.

I also liked Mr Best. Marigold was a bit flat for me, I wanted a little more out of her, she seemed to just go with the flow too much.

Overall, it felt a little lacking in heart, so, despite being a good story, it just fails to reach 4 star territory.

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book through NetGally in return for an honest review.**


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