Location: Fic SWI
Genre: Sci Fi fantasy
"It's magical, ethereal, straight up gorgeous. "
Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift is a science fiction fantasy read that features time travel through various times in Paris.
"What an utterly delightful time-travel/atmospheric tale of freedom, choice, and Paris. I
was struck by just how descriptive and easy the text flowed, but then I
was sucked in to all the different time periods as I drifted through
the theater of 1875, from catacombs to bohemians, from Moulin Rouge to
Moulin Vert... all the way to 2017 with crowded bars and modern woes...
to a dystopian and war-torn future of 2042 that includes time travelers
and the ever dreaded and alluring Anomaly in the timestream."- Bradley
The Time Machine meets Midnight In Paris
Paris Was Supposed to Save Hallie. Now...Well, Let's Just Say Paris Has Other Ideas.
There's a strange woman called The Chronometrist who will not leave her
alone. Garbled warnings from bizarre creatures keep her up at night.
And there's a time portal in the keg room of the bar where she works.
Soon, Hallie is tumbling through the turbulent past and future Paris,
making friends, changing the world — and falling in love.
with every trip, Hallie loses a little of herself, and every
infinitesimal change she makes ripples through time, until the future
she's trying to save suddenly looks nothing like what she hoped for..
isn't the sort of time travel book where there's a lot of sci-fi
elements alongside the time hopping. There's no fancy time machine, no
spaceships, no futuristic aliens. At times, it reads like a contemporary
novel following Hallie's journey in Paris working at Millie's bar. But
then, just like Hallie, you get ripped from the present and thrust into a
new time, forced to navigate the era.
Each time period had a
different vibe matching the atmosphere. Each one better than the one
before it. And that first chapter. What a great opening!
I do wish we got to see more of the future from the first chapter where
the world is literally ending. It felt so desperate and hopeless.
was a great choice for a main character. She lost her way in life and
Paris (time travel and all) really set her on the right track to finding
Overall: fantastic plot, fantastic characters, and fantastic time travel. Paris Adrift is a unique and worthy addition to the time travel genre!" Dana and the books- Goodreads.com