ARC Review: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

Until We Meet Again
Renee Collins
Expected Publication: November 3, 2015
Genre: YA Romance, Time Travel (sort of)
They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.


Review copy provided by NetGalley

Contains Spoilers


I don't know whether to be angry or sad. I've spent the last 15 minutes cursing to the high heavens and the fact that I am sitting in my bed, eating a pint of coffee ice cream (the store didn't have chocolate), speaks well of the emotional state I am in right now.


I guess I feel cheated. I couldn't really blame the book since it clearly said that one character is from 1925 and the other from 2015. The chance of ever being together for real is nigh impossible unless some deus ex machina swoops in and saves the day. I would've scoffed at it and rolled my eyes because of that plot device. Still, I love myself a happily ever after and I guess I just set myself up.

I am not even a fan of instalove and here I am upset. Sure, it is possible to fall in love in just under a month but in this scenario, I don't know if the two of them falling in love with each other is due to their fantastical situation. I am still not sure what the endgame should have been.

Was it just for Cassandra to have a very special summer romance? Was it to save Lawrence's life because he was integral to the fabric of time? I mean, Cassandra read the article about Lawrence's death and then it turns out that he was going to live after all if the parallel with the L. James Winthrop event at the library before Lawrence can even be saved.
I don't know. I'm confused. Time travel is such a tricky thing.

But it was a poignant, summer romance - the kind my teenage self would have liked to have (with a happy-ever-after, of course).


Ayanami Faerudo

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