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Title: Until We Meet Again
Author: Renee Collins
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
Until We Meet Again is an epic time travel novel. This book is so interesting since it is half set in the present and half 1925. There is a determined and clever main character who matures throughout the book and becomes more likeable. This book is such an entertaining read!
I absolutely loved the use of time travel in Until We Meet Again. Cassandra, who is from 2015, and Lawrence, who is from 1925, meet each other on a private beach, each of them claiming that it is their own. The way the two characters are so confused when they time travel is so entertaining. Lawrence, being from the past, learns about the world today and discovers things like Starburst candy. Cassandra, being from the present, thinks Lawrence is insane, since he doesn’t know about modern objects. It is so enlivening reading about Cassandra and Lawrence’s shock towards time travel.
My favourite thing about Until We Meet Again is how the book is half historical fiction. The book is mainly set in present date, but in Lawrence’s point of view, the book goes back to the 1920s. It is so interesting reading about the social events and the fashion back then. I am not a big historical fiction reader, so this book was the perfect way to read historical, but not too much of it.
Cassandra is a really great character for Until We Meet Again. She is brave, determined, and very resourceful. She does everything she can to meet up with Lawrence, which is quite difficult, considering he is from the past. She even attempts to research Lawrence from the 1920s at the library, which is quite successful. Honestly, Cassandra started out as a character that is not very likeable, and sort of whiny, but gradually becomes mature. I am a big fan of transformations in books, so Cassandra’s character was enjoyable for me.
Until We Meet Again is an interesting time travel novel that is part historical fiction, part contemporary. There is a determined main character who becomes very mature. I would recommend this book because it is a nice change from the typical contemporary and a quick and easy read, perfect for cozying up with this season.