Beyond The Fortunetellers Tent: Book 1

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Title: Beyond The Fortunetellers Tent

Author: Kristy Tate

Published: December 2, 2013 by Kristy Tate {e-book} and March 17, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform {paperback}

Purchased: February 21, 2015, free Paranormal 13 box set on Kindle.


Blurb: When Petra Baron goes into the fortuneteller’s tent at a Renaissance fair, she expects to leave with a date to prom. Instead, she walks out into Elizabethan England, where she meets gypsies, a demon dog and a kindred spirit in Emory Ravenswood.

Emory must thwart the plans of religious zealots. His mission is dangerous, his enemies are fanatical, and Petra Baron is a complication that Heaven only knows he does not need. Or does he? Although Emory is on Heaven’s errand, he learned long ago that Heaven does not always play fair.

As Petra slowly falls for Emory, she wonders if he really is who he seems, or if he is just as lost as she is. How can they have a future while trapped in the past? Or is anything possible Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent?

Review: I know I haven’t been very specific on the types of books I’ve been reading, weather they’re e-books or not but, that’s because the covers are the same and if you see the cover, weather it be e-book or not, you’ll recognize it. The reason I did it this time is, as you can see, the cover is different. Only slightly but, different. The one with her in the black dress is the e-book and the one with her in the blue dress is the paperback. Now on to my review and the reason for the two stars.

While it was an interesting read and I was shocked at the ending, I’m not crazy about this book. Yes, the ending had a great cliff-hanger, I just don’t feel the urge to go on. The ending was a great twist and now that I think about it, I should have seen it coming but I really didn’t.

I guess that I’m just not really into the time travel genre all that much, just not my cup of tea. It got a little action-packed near the end of the journey but, it slowed down again right at the ending. It just felt like it was dragging and I couldn’t get connected to the characters like I like to do.

It felt like another case of someone writing fan-fiction for the first time with their original characters and ignoring the “that’s my name, don’t wear it out” saying. There is no need to repeat the names that many times on one page.

I actually forgot how she ended up back in her own time, I forgot all about it right after finishing it and that just isn’t good.

Another thing that I didn’t like was that the story never explained how the time travel worked, like how is she able to do it?

The story takes too long to get to the why of things and I just lost interest. The only reason I finished this book so quickly is because I received another book for free from work that I’m interested in reading.

I had to fight my way to the ending, which was the only good part and let me tell you, it was a struggle. If you like time travel, I would recommend this to you, go on ahead and read it but otherwise, I wouldn’t put any effort into it.

Thank you for reading my review.



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