In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
After what may be the best night of her life, Dannie wakes up the next morning and doesn’t recognize anything. She realizes that it’s not 5 years later, in 2025. She falls back asleep and wakes up again in 2020, assuming that it had all been a dream, until she meets the man from her “dream.”
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In Five Years is a book that I found interesting, but I didn’t really like it. I read some reviews that thought there was some sort of mystical time travel element, I wasn’t expecting that, but I was expecting more than what I got.
I loved the friendship between Dannie and Bella, they were polar opposites but you could feel the love they shared. And I really would have liked their story told without this whole dream/premonition around it. For me, it added nothing to the story, and in fact, kept me from enjoying the story as much as I could have because I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop.
In Five Years was well written and kept me engaged, but in some ways, it did so for the wrong reasons. I kept waiting for the story I thought I was reading and couldn’t appreciate the story I was actually reading.