The first book had a very “everything happening for a reason” theme, but I couldn’t figure out the theme of this sequel at all. After completely abusing the power of the bracelet in the first book, Heather conveniently can’t remember any of that and proceeds to abuse the powers anew.
In the first book, the narration felt disconnected and unemotional. This book did the same thing with a very monotonous narrator; however, the writing style in this book was harder to get through for me. Even rape, abuse, and murder and their effects on the characters are written with a disturbing lack of emotion and depth. The writing style felt like a disinterested and unexperienced storyteller who focuses on really odd aspects of the story and repeats them over and over again. For example, Heather’s brown leather Coach purse was detailed twice when it really didn’t have any significance in the story except to make me wonder how the hell she could afford a brand-name purse but not to change the locks on her apartment to keep an abusive rapist out. Heather is also referred to as “the divorced mother of two” around 20 times throughout the book, which took away from her individuality and left me wondering why the author kept emphasizing her relationships like that.
I was very disappointed with this book overall.
Heather, who is a divorced mother of two, once again has the power to travel back in time. Will she use her second chance wisely or poorly? Unfortunately, she has no recollection of what happened the last time she had control of the magical charm bracelet. Hopefully, history won’t repeat itself and Heather will end up with a better reality than the one she started with. Only “Time” will tell….