I give The Time Traveler’s Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga) by Anna Applegate, 5 stars.
Ember is struggling with life. Her job as a waitress does not pay much, but she needs to do what she can ever since her mom has been in the hospital. Then she gets a call she dreads, her mom is now in a coma. Her life feels like it’s falling apart. Oh and the best part? She hears voices, mainly coming from the stock room of her work on a ship that has been converted into a restaurant. Not to mention that it feels like some one is always watching her.
After an incident at work, she ends up thrust into the care of a sexy man dressed as a pirate on a ship in the middle of the ocean. What is going on? Is she imagining it? To find out what is happening and maybe fix her mother, she will have to accept what is her new reality and trust people she has just met. Can she do it?
Ok, first off, I will admit something — I never really understood the popularity of the time travel genre. I wasn’t interested in it before, but this book caught my attention and I thought I would give it a try. Oh my god!!! I was blown away!!! The author wastes no time throwing us into it. Many books take a while for the character buildup, not getting into the action until a quarter to halfway through. Nope, not this author. It doesn’t take long at all before you are on the ride of adventure and action. But this doesn’t mean the characters are lacking either. You really understand where Ember is coming from and I feel for her so much. I felt like I was in her shoes, which is the best compliment I can give. The story is different from those I’ve read before. I especially liked how we have not only time travel, but supernatural creatures too. That adds another layer of depth to this wonderful book. I could not put the book down and cannot wait to read the next book!
If you are a fan of time travel and/or paranormal books, I highly recommend this book.
Review by @erinwolf79