The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez explores family relationships and how it affects a person's past, present and future. This theme was executed well and Gonzalez even brings in the grandparents and uses Gavin's abilities to meet with his parents again.
I liked the writing but I found the pacing to be jerky and inconsistent. Gavin's mood swings do not help the pacing and I found his behavioural patterns work against the story. I also liked the overall concept that you can see a picture, travel to the moment but you cannot change the chain of events. Many scenes, characters and incidences were well thought out but the ending was too abrupt.
My favourite characters were Gavin's grandparents and his parents. Unknown to Gavin they each sacrificed as much as they could so he would not be harmed, very Harry Potter but okay, it suited the story. For a debut novel it was okay, not a favourite but if you're in the mood for a quick time travel book which is well-written, why not?
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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