When The World Was Flat by Ingrid Jonach

When the World Was Flat (and we were in love)

Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. 

This was a page turner with a very interesting twist in the romantic angle. When I started reading it, I was already jumping to conclusions about star crossed lovers, typical girl shouldn't be with boy type of obstacles. It was a high point to find that it was definitely more than that. The writing was good, the pace flowing, the characters likeable and relatable. However, I also felt that there could have been more depth to them. It felt like it was skimming the surface of who Lillie and Tom were, as individuals and as a couple. Again, the unique plot device was good but the ending felt a little too pat, not rushed but more as a convenience. Execution wise this felt flat like it could have been more. It was still a very good entertaining book with a good plot device and interesting characters for the most part I could relate to. Still recommend this to lovers of romance.

When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general.

But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love.

When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again. 

An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.

Title: When the World Was Flat
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction
Published: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Angry Robot
Rating: ♨♨♨ 3 of 5 (A young adult romance, traversing universe and time, soulmates and forever)
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