Waking in Time

by Angie Stanton

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel

LoveReading View on Waking in Time

In a Nutshell: Secrets, romance and time travel twists  |   Still mourning the death of her grandmother, Abbi embarks on a new life when she moves to a college far from home. Knowing this is where Gram had studied goes some way to shortening that distance, though she can’t stop thinking about her dying request for Abbi to “find the baby”, and her efforts to settle-in are thwarted when she wakes up in a room that looks like hers (kind of), except there’s a poster of Thriller-era Michael Jackson on her wall, and blue shag carpet on the floor. And then it hits her… Somehow, she’s travelled back in time.

As Abbi continues to slip backwards, she meets a Professor who’s long studied her “unusual capacity to move through time”, and charming Will, a fellow time traveller who shifts forward. Together they try to untangle the enigma of their predicament, and Gram’s last wish.

The author’s portrayal of US college life through different eras is flecked with fascinating detail about fashion and décor, music and politics, and the twisting plot is packed with tension and romance that keeps those pages turning. ~ Joanne Owen

Author Angie Stanton explains the real life events behind the story and how she came to unearth them: “While working on family genealogy I discovered a family mystery that couldn’t be solved. I realized the only way to learn the truth was to travel back in time. Because that isn’t possible, I wrote this book and came up with my own solution to the mystery. Two of the characters in Waking in Time are based on actual people who took their secrets to their graves more than seventy years ago.

Joanne Owen

Waking in Time Synopsis

Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to find the baby, Abbi has arrived at uni to start her first year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's journey backwards through time. Will is a charming student from 1927 who travels forwards through time.

When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, find the lost baby and plead with their champion, a kindly physics tutor, to help them find each other again ...even though the tutor gets younger each time Abbi meets him. This page-turning story full of romance, twists and delightful details about uni life then and now will stay with readers long after the book's satisfying end.

Read more about the inspiration behind the novel in a Q&A on Angie Stanton's author page.

Waking in Time Reader Reviews

In addition to the review by one of the Lovereading editorial experts some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Olivia Tierney, age 19 - 'I absolutely loved the gorgeous concept of the book; two time travellers travelling forward in time and backwards in time and meeting in the middle each with different memories.'
  • Grace Spear, age 14 - 'For me it was one of those books which was really addictive and I struggled to put it down...I enjoyed this book so much and I'd recommend it to fantasy and romance lovers.'
  • Talia Jacobs, age 15 - 'If you need a heart-warming read, an adventurous novel, an epic love story, even time travel and science, you can find it in this book. A perfect ending, amazing for both adults and teens!'
  • Jenny Duffy, age 23 - 'While this time travel story had its cute and moving moments...overall it wasn't for me.'
  • Susanna Wagstaff, age 14 - 'Waking In Time by Angie Stanton is a gripping book which is well written and unforgettable.'

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ISBN: 9781782025931
Publication date: 09/03/2017
Publisher: Curious Fox
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782025931
Publication date: 9th March 2017
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: Curious Fox
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books,
Categories: Fantasy romance (Teenage),

About Angie Stanton

Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with her hands on a book and her head in the clouds. As an adult she's learned to put her talent to good use and writes contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow. She is the best selling author of eight novels including Rock and a Hard Place, and Love 'em or Leave 'em. Angie has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin. In her spare time, she sneaks off to New York City to enjoy the best entertainment experience on earth, Broadway. She ...

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