Hope's life has been turned upside down since her mother was killed in an earthquake overseas and now her father has a new girlfriend. So when he asks Hope to spend the summer in Scotland with her aunt, she doesn't want to go, but doesn't really have a choice.
Once she gets there, what she finds out changes everything. It turns out her mother belonged to a group of time-travelers and she didn't die, she's trapped in the 12th century. Hope begins her training to be part of the mission to go rescue her mother. And there is a group of "bad" time travelers trying to stop them.
The challenges she faces in the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine make for quite a nonstop, life-threatening adventure. The good guys and bad guys aren't always clear. Hope learns additional startling secrets about her family, and the addition of a forbidden romance is icing on the cake. Hope has an eidetic memory which is very interesting, but also makes it pretty easy to get out of some serious jams. She is also claustrophobic but that aspect is sort of an add-on. It's mentioned when she has difficulty getting on an airplane and then at the end when she has to squeeze through a tight space. I just didn't see the point, but maybe it will be more fully realized in future books.
Speaking of future books, Into the Dim is a complete story (yea!) But I'm hoping there are going to be more adventures for these time travelers that I've become attached to, and according to the author's website, there are! Definitely one to add to your time travel collection for teens and an easy one to recommend.
Published by HMH BFYR, March 1, 2016
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
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