Official Review: A Witch in Time Saves Nine

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Official Review: A Witch in Time Saves Nine

Post by psychopathycathy » 24 Nov 2016, 04:29

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "A Witch in Time Saves Nine" by Nikki Broadwell.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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A Witch in Time Saves Nine follows Emeline Chase, who is a witch and has the power to go back in time to 1962 Salem. The problem is, she can't seem to control when or where she travels, and to make matters worse, everything little thing she does to try and stop the witch trials changes the future. Then Emeline meets Samoset, a Wampanoag Indian, and as she tries to control her powers, she starts to question just exactly where she belongs.

I rated this book a 4 out of 4 stars, because the plot was very engaging, the characters were three-dimensional, and the writing was very visual, which allowed me to immerse myself in the different worlds the author created.

Now, I'm normally not a fan of historical fiction, but I feel like the story does seem to also lean a little towards the fantasy genre, with a touch of romance. With that being said, I definitely would not firmly place this book into a specific category - which is a good thing, since I think it would appeal to a wide range of readers.

One very strong aspect of this book is definitely the different settings that the author created; because A Witch in Time Saves Nine is about time travel and includes alternate realities, it was always very important for each scene to be described clearly. Broadwell does an excellent job of this, and I was pleasantly surprised at the different scenes she was able to come up with, as well as how vividly she described them to the reader.

The characters of this are definitely very diverse, both in personality and in cultural background. Firstly, I commend the author for including a Native American element to the story, which made the book more realistic and added a lot of depth and background. Emeline was very relatable, and Broadwell's portrayal of her inner conflicts really amplified her emotional and intellectual growth as the story proceeded. Throughout the story, a number of side characters popped up, and I felt like each one had their own individual voice, no matter how small their parts may have been.

The plot of this book was a wild journey; there's no doubt that being a witch during the Salem witch trials would have made a good story, but Emeline's modern life was no walk in the park either. What this means in different terms, basically, is that you've got double the adventure in two timelines, both equally exciting and fun to read. The storyline definitely did not go the way I expected it to, and every twist and turn was unpredictable and engaging.

Overall, I would say that this book was definitely a very interesting read, and I would definitely recommend it to readers who like fantasy, time travel, history, and romance. The book wasn't very long, but it was a roller coaster ride from beginning to end.

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Post by Insomniac07 » 02 Dec 2016, 06:58

This is such a good review. Based just on the cover and the synopsis, I wouldn't have picked this book up, but now I really want to read it. Glad you enjoyed the book.:)
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Post by Flowergirl » 06 Dec 2016, 17:49

The cover of this book caught my eye right away….the review sealed the deal. I will be getting this book sometime soon.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 21 Dec 2016, 05:54

Sounds like a great read. I've always been fascinated by witch stories, especially those set in Salem. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Nikki Broadwell on such a high rating.

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Post by Lady Countryrose » 02 Jan 2017, 18:27

Intresting read and a new twist that everyone knows about the Salem witches. Time travel has always been a pull for me, when it comes to reading.

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Post by Shallon Natukunda » 07 May 2017, 03:36

Wow, the review of this books is attractive, this books must be interesting, I must read it, I love such stories.

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Post by kandscreeley » 07 May 2017, 07:48

The name of this book drew me in. It sounds fun. Right up my alley. I'll look into it. Thanks.
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Post by Gunnar Ohberg » 07 Dec 2017, 18:21

Nice review. My only question from it: does the book explain anything about HOW Emeline became a witch? That would be a major question for me as a reader.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 18 Dec 2017, 13:22

I love historical fiction, books on time travel, and witches. This book sounds like it would be great. I want wait to read it. Great review, thank you.
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Post by MsTri » 21 Dec 2017, 01:39

Sounds like a pretty good read, especially the mix of two different time periods. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by trajoe1206 » 06 Sep 2018, 20:37

Thanks for a great review. This is right down my alley. Time travel, twists, and turns, a little romance. Will add this one to my list

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Post by LV2R » 06 Sep 2018, 22:00

I ordinarily would not be attracted to read this book, but after your review, I would consider it. You mentioned that Emeline, a witch, time travels, and the author describes alternate realities and the characters well. I can see how this could be a creative and unpredictable plot with unexpected conclusions.

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Post by Espie » 07 Sep 2018, 02:57

Thank you for your insightful and detailed review. The blend of history, romance, mystery, and fantasy makes this piece seem interesting indeed.
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Post by Quickstudy » 12 May 2019, 12:31

This book is filled adventure, mystery and love. The two stories woven together gives a complete understanding of the story.

Great review.

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Post by Artizi » 12 May 2019, 12:33

Loved this review, really tempted me to give the book a try. I fancy the idea of the story mixing history, fantasy and romance in the same book, which is rarely done well. I think after reading this review I'll greatly enjoy giving it a go!
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