Monday, 29 June 2015

Killing Time by Ingrid Nickelsen

Title: Killing Time
Author: Ingrid Nickelsen 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars 
Online Ratings: 4.8 out of 5 Stars 



Summary from Goodreads: 

Death is the ultimate heartbreak. Evangeline never expected it to break hers after she died. No one should have to choose between their husband and their first love, but it is that choice that shatters her spirit. 
She makes her choice, choosing not to transition, and finds that death can be vengeful too.
The world of the dead is far more complex that she ever knew, and facing the consequences of her actions might be the hardest obstacle yet. Fighting to survive in a world she doesn't understand, she seeks the help of the wanderers. Time is running out as winter grips the land and her companions help her search for Will. Perhaps, if she keeps her eyes open and believes in her love enough, she will make her way back to him before the Hunters find her first.
Unexpected reunions, impossible choices, and long-hidden secrets will fill her journey with joy and sadness. It is Hunting season and Evangeline will have to fight for those she loves while remembering that cheating death always has a price.
Told from a dual perspective, Killing Time brings the For Better or for Worse series to a heart-stopping continuation in every sense of the word.

My Opinion: 

Killing Time by Ingrid Nickelsen, a phenomenal, outstanding sequel to the For Better or For Worse series. This novel lived up to my high expectations that I set after reading the first novel, For Better or For Worse. 
The ideas introduced and explored in Killing Time deserves a standing ovation as Ingrid Nickelsen took this novel a step further than the last one by adding more fantasy aspects. I absolutely adored the dual perspective as it gave us a glimpse into both Will's and Evangeline's story. Nickelsen has a beautiful, elegant writing style which made it easy to adapt to the different point of views in each chapter. 
The character development in this novel was truly outstanding. Evangeline definitely had a huge character development from the first novel. She was more independent and made choices by herself. Evangeline was headstrong, thought logically and was courageous, a perspective readers didn't see in the last novel.  
Josh proved to be a loyal husband when he didn't complete his transition and came back to Evangeline. His undying love to her was proved throughout this entire novel when he risked his life, many times, to get Will and Evangeline together. 
Will faced the most pain throughout this entire novel and readers felt, emotionally, really connected to him. I found myself crying during most of the scenes where he was being tortured. Will faced many of his issues intelligently and courageously, he never gave up and always protected those he loved- even in the most difficult times. 
While I am not a huge fan of love triangles, the love triangle in this novel was an exception as Nickelsen wrote the relationship between Josh, Evangeline and Will beautifully. This extraordinary, passionate, love triangle made the readers root for both Will and Josh.  
I definitely recommend the For Better or For Worse series for young adults as it is a beautiful, heartbreaking series that really captures your attention and interest. 
Thank you Ingrid Nickelsen for sending me a copy of Killing Time to read and review, it truly was a pleasure. 

- Erisha <4 


  1. Aww thank you so much! You're the best, Erisha <3

    1. Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your amazing novel to read and review!