Books from the Backlog #207

Posted March 31, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 16 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #207Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Series: Into the Dim #1
Published by Clarion Books on March 1, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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"Instantly engaging, constantly suspenseful, ultimately poignant and satisfying. Loved it!"--Diana Gabaldon, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series

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. And she's alive, though currently trapped in the twelfth century, during the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Passing through the Dim, Hope enters a brutal medieval world of political intrigue, danger, and violence. A place where any serious interference could alter the very course of history. And when she meets a boy whose face is impossibly familiar, she must decide between her mission and her heart—both of which could leave Hope trapped in the past forever.      

Why did I add Into the Dim to my bookshelf?

I downloaded this book from NetGalley in January 2016 so I have had it for a while. I don’t remember if I requested it or fell victim to one of those emails that promised it as a Read Now title for a limited time. I have added way too many books because of those emails. Anyway, I clicked on it and it has sat on my NetGalley shelf for over 6 years so it is time for me to finally read it. I actually bought a copy of the audiobook recently and started listening to it yesterday so I am well on my way to crossing this one off my list!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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16 responses to “Books from the Backlog #207

  1. LOL, I am a sucker for those emails, too. In fact, I took one of those invitations just this week. 🙂 Time travels can be fun.

    • I am having a great time with so many of the books that I am reading and it feels good to cross them off my tbr.

  2. oh man those emails were the worst, because once you clicked it you had to read and review it and couldn’t go back on it. They were my downfall haha This one sounds like a good one though.

    • I ended up with several books that I was just trying to check out from the emails that they sent years ago. I always feel pressured to decide quickly when I get those emails.

  3. I am going to start by saying I loved this book, however, the author doesn’t seem to be finishing the series at any point in my life. That is the one reason I would give for not reading it.

    • I feel like this one was okay to read on its own but I won’t continue with the series since I have heard book two ends in a cliffhanger.

  4. I love the font on this one. It looks very Art Deco. Those emails are the end of me! I got in a lot of trouble with them – especially early on! Good luck when you get to this one!