Book Review (YA) “Patches Through Time” by Sian Turner


Time Travel

Young Adult

Standalone Length : 278 Pages


Patches through Time

An unbelievably believable time travel escapade.

Casual antique dealer Jake Patch picks up an unusual object and can’t put it down. Literally. His find is a time travel device, and he hatches a bold plan to acquire objects from the past and sell them at modern day prices. But when the mysterious Infinity Glass leaves Patch stranded in a dangerous past, it falls to his teen daughter Cass to save him.

With hints of The Time Traveller’s Wife and Back to the Future and a smattering of LovejoyPatches through Time will send you spinning headlong into the past, then spit you back into the twenty-first century.

This book contains occasional profanities. Trigger warning: bereavement (parent, spouse).

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Although Patches Through Time is classified as YA I actually believe anyone who loves a bit of fantasy, time travel and intrigue then absolutely give this wonderful fast read a go. Also a great introduction to the genre for the younger generation. I found this a nice easy read yet it had the perfect mix of pace and plot that keep you entertained throughout.

The main characters are Jake patch and his daughter Cass. Jake can a bit direct which can come across as a tad rude but for me this just added a level of reality to him. Cass however is calmer and I was more than sure she would succeed on her quest. You’ll have to read to find out what her quest is and does she actually succeed?

This is a glorious yet light hearted read that is definitely worth a read. The ending was brilliantly open ended and I can see another book to go with Patches Through Time. A beautifully written poignant story showing how far we as human beings, will go to try and save a loved one.

Author Bio –

Sian Turner was born in Wales, but lives in East Sussex. She has recently started learning Welsh (and can categorically testify that Welsh is difficult).

She works as a part-time volunteer in her local RSPCA cat re-homing centre, from where she keeps adopting new family members (only one or two at a time).

Sian enjoys reading and reviewing some of the many truly amazing novels by Independent Authors, and she is secretary of her local writers’ group, Shorelink Writers.

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With Thanks for Advance copy to …..

Rachel Gilby

Sian Turner


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