Saturday, March 21, 2015

Escape in Time by Ronit Lowenstein-Malz
I received this book for free on Net Galley. This did not influence my review or rating in any way.

I really enjoyed this book. A couple of years ago, I was pretty much obsessed with historical fiction. I would go into a bookstore and instantly buy anything that was about the Holocaust, WWII or the Civil War. I remember reading about a hundred books that year about the Holocaust alone. I was sort of obsessed... Shortly after that, I picked up Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series, got obsessed with YA, and that was that. When I saw this book on Net Galley I knew that I HAD to try to get approved for it. Thank goodness I did!

This story is from the point of view of a survivor of the Holocaust. The whole story is about her granddaughter reading about what happened to her. I liked how the book lets you read what happened to her grandmother, and then you got to see the granddaughter's  reaction and go into her mind to see what's she's thinking or comparing the experiences to.

The writing wasn't the best, but that could be because this book was translated from another language, but I'm not sure which one. I love how this book took place originally in Czechoslovakia since you don't see many books about Hitler's reign in that country. It was also kind of interesting to me since some of my ancestors are from there and it made me think about what they might have been doing at that time. I'm not really sure if this is a true story, but it reads like one and I wouldn't be surprised if it was. I found it really interesting and recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Holocaust or WWII. This book is going to be released April 21st 2015, and I for one am going to go buy it as soon as it comes out!
3/5 stars!
Thanks for reading!

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