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A Review Of Stranded By Rosalind Tate

YA Historical Romance

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Print length: 453 pages

Publisher: TOB Publishing (12 Oct. 2020)

Language: English

ASIN: B08KTNS97N

Genre: Teen and Young Adult Historical Romance 

SUMMARY:

A modern girl. A door to the past. No way back.

When Sophie Arundel falls through a hidden portal into 1925, she assumes she’s dreaming.

Except she isn’t. Then the portal disappears.

Mysteriously invited to stay in a grand house, Sophie must navigate high-stakes rules to find a wealthy suitor. But that’s the least of her problems.

The BookViral Review:

A hugely enjoyable time romp, Stranded is not only the debut novel from Rosalind Tate, it really is a little different as she gives us an enticing mix of historical and romantic fiction. A mix that’s full of intriguing ideas and action to keep even the most demanding of young adult readers entertained and with more than its share of mystery to boot!

Evolving at a cracking pace, the plot is well conceived with Tate cleverly integrating reimagined historical events and alternative timelines into her narrative as Sophie and Hugo are forced to come to terms with their new reality.

Both are vivid and endearing characters and Tate is always careful to bring the human element of her tale to the fore. Revelling in the angst and fallibility of her key characters whilst imbuing them with a prevailing sense of presence that her readers will readily engage with. Encouraging them to delve beneath the veneer of a simply enjoyable romp to explore the more serious themes of reality, perception, identity and the unintended consequences of good deeds as the stark ramifications of her alternative society become clearer.

A cracking good read that’s clever in concept and execution, Stranded will certainly engender broad appeal amongst YA readers whilst proving a strong introduction to Tate’s Shorten Chronicles. It is highly recommended.

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