(Mostly) Very satisfying read. This book clocks in around 118k words and there wasn't a time when I thought it was dragging or that it felt too long. I was totally immersed and IN LOVE with the story and characters. I admit, there were tears as well considering that
I really loved Lewis' writing -- I thought it was engaging, every scenes/chapters matter. And I LOVED the characters. I loved Kit, for being young, and bumbling, and honest, and quite determined to chase the possibility of being with Jacob. I loved Jacob, for being dedicated to his job, and for being understanding and kind (like when he made that decision about Janos).
I also loved that even if there was age gap between them, this never been a point of angst issue (as sometimes common to happen in May/December story, when the older guy wants the younger guy to 'plow the field' first or whatever). I loved the relationship progress -- it was slow but it was also believable. It didn't based on simply lust. There was a deep connection happening between the two and I loved every single time of spending with them.
The only 'letdown' which stopped this from my perfect 5-stars rating was the fact that I still had questions about the time travel / mystery issue.
Oh, and for a story that sets around 25-30 years in the future, I still think it was a little fuzzy. I couldn't really feel the future that Lewis painted. Yes, there was new technology like pods and quills ... but the rest didn't feel too "futuristic" for me.
With two novels and a novella, C.B. Lewis has definitely become one of my favorite new-to-me authors of 2016. I am looking forward to more stories from her.