March 27, 2016

Review: The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

The Five Times I Met Myself
Author: James L. Rubart
Genre: Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Nelson


What if you met your twenty-three year old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews’ once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams—where he encounters his younger self—might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn’t know how to let go of . . . and his greatest fear is it’s already too late.
The Five Times I Met Myself is an intriguing novel that will make the reader sit back and think about the topics discussed throughout. The author was able to combine a terrific time travel story along with heavy ideas such as fate, destiny, regret, and the consequence of one's actions. With all of the deep issues the main character - Brock - must face, you might assume that this book would be dry and somewhat boring. However, the story is quite the opposite - I found it to be a fun time travel novel with a great main character, an original plot, and thought-provoking questions. I've never really stopped to think about what I might do if I found myself in Brock's situation - and reading this novel did just that. I was completely fascinated by the concept of time travel and how it might change someone's life, but I was also intrigued by the many questions it brought to light and how I would face each one. The author did a wonderful job at mixing a fun time travel story together with some deep topics to make the reader sit back and think - and he did so without it being boring. That, in my opinion, shows the author's unique storytelling abilities along with the obvious talent present. I definitely recommend this book for fans of time travel fiction, as well as readers who enjoy science fiction, fantasy, and thought-provoking novels that play with your mind long after you've finished.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of the book through the Book Look Bloggers Program in exchange for an honest review.*


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