Jacob, an ordinary teen, lives a simple life until his grandfather’s mysterious death. He is given a clue that he later finds doesn’t just lead to where, but when. As he uncovers a new world cloaked in time, he discovers a truth he has always been a part of. But, before he knows it, his nightmares catch up with him, and they don’t intend on letting him go.
For those of you who have watched the movie version of the story, reading it again will not be a waste of time. The movie and the book are very different, and as always, the book wins. In my opinion, the book is more suspenseful. There’s the running, the chasing, the hiding and of course, head to head fighting, including that moment when the bad guy and the good guy have a “chat” just before the climax.
The book is as always, ever so descriptive. Both the captivating scenarios and unique characters’ descriptions are full of imagery that will surely do a fine job at triggering your imaginations. “Turrets and chimneys that had slumped lazily on the house I remembered now pointed confidently towards the sky. The forest that had seemed to devour its walls stood at a respectful distance”
A reminder is that the main female character (Emma Bloom) in the book is another character in the movie, with her name changed. The other characters are also very different as well as the ending of the story.
So, if you’re interested in reading the book version of the story, I can assure you, it will be heaps of fun, with loads of suspense. You will be blown away even if you have already watched the movie. I guarantee that once you get up to about one-third of the book, you will not be able to put it down.
“We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing them becomes too high…”