Happy Thursday!! Today I have a review of The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas! This book is quite the genre spanner and so much fun. This gem will be available from Crooked Lane Books on February 12, 2019!
This is a challenging review to write because The Psychology of Time Travel is a difficult book to describe! It’s so many things, wonderful things, and I’m going to do my best to capture it all.
Four female scientists build the first time machine in 1967. When the machine is about to make its world-wide debut, one of the scientists is removed from the team because of significant emotional difficulties…This was done to protect the debut…
Over fifty years later, the world is a different. Time travel is commonplace and a huge moneymaker. Ruby knows her grandmother was one of the inventors of time travel, and she receives a newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman. Could it be her grandmother and why? And thanks to time travel, can Ruby save her?
The Psychology of Time Travel requires your full concentration as a reader. It’s complex and sometimes complicated. There are many characters, issues, and genres to figure out.
But at its core, The Psychology of Time Travel is a beautiful story. One that resonates and is powerful all thanks to the time travel elements.
Mascarenhas has plotted this multi-layered work with precision. You can feel her love and reverence for the subject matter with every page. While not my typical read, I’m grateful I spent the time with this one. Overall, I found it engaging, entertaining, and unexpectedly emotional.
Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for the complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
Perfect for fans of Naomi Alderman’s The Power and Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures comes The Psychology of Time Travel, a mind-bending, time-travel debut.
In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project—and future of time travel—in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team—erasing her contributions from history.
Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?
Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, The Psychology of Time Travel introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and women’s fiction alike.
Have you read The Psychology of Time Travel, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR