Time Travel To The Past Time - ARC Review | The Time Travel Diaries by Caroline Lawrence

ARC Review

Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Expected Publication Date: April 4th, 2019
Genre: Middle Grade, Children's Historical Fiction
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Source: Huge thanks to Pansing Distribution for the review copy in exchange for an honest review


Billionaire Solomon Daisy is obsessed with the skeleton of a blue-eyed girl from Roman London. He has managed to invent a Time Machine so that he can go and find her, but it's estimated that for each hour spent in the past, the time traveller's life will be shortened so Solomon recruits a potential child time traveller: Alex Papas, a twelve-year-old boy who knows a smattering of Greek and Latin. 

Alex's mission is to go back to Londinium through a portal in London's Mithraeum and find out all he can about the blue-eyed girl. 

There are just three rules: 

1. Naked you go and naked you must return. 
2. Drink, don't eat. 
3. As little interaction as possible.

But Time Travel is no picnic - and Roman London is far more dangerous than anyone could have known.


Ever since I read a book written by Claudia Gray, I am hungry for more of characters/stories to go for time traveling and I finally found them and you can't say how excited I am to start reading this book. 

Alex, the 12-year-old boy has been chosen by Solomon Daisy to travel back to ancient time through the time machine that he has built and will reward Alex after he has successfully managed to bring back the information that he wants which Alex agreed to do it. Alex, he is a quick-witted boy that knows what to react to every situation he falls in and confident in everything he does. Somehow, when he entered the past world, someone manages to follow him when that boy should not follow because he knows nothing about the mission and there's a rule he has to obey and for that, Alex has to think fast what to do with his friend. 

Caroline Lawrence brings her reader from the present time back to 260AD or to be precise to Roman London. Honestly, I never heard of Roman London before and reading this it has grown my interest to search about it on...you know, Google. So, yes I Google about it and then back to reading The Time Travel Diaries which makes it even more interesting and exciting at the same time. I enjoy this book so much that makes me fully immersed with the stories right from the beginning until the last page of the book. 

The plot pace starts fast from the first page until the end of the story and you would not feel like you left something out from the stories. You can exactly follow the stories and learn new languages as well. That's seriously cool. The Time Travel Diaries is fun and full of adventure to Roman London also the characters are humorous. It's fun following their adventure and what even more is that you learn history as you went by with the stories. Caroline Lawrence's writing is easy for you to follow and you will find how exciting it is to follow Alex's adventure in Roman London. Well, I hope there will be a series for this book because somehow the last page kinda giving a hint that there will be more adventure which I'll patiently be waiting for the next book.

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