It’s a time travel book, so things get a bit confusing. So, it’s sometime in the future. Time travel has been invented, but only going forward in time. However, as more and more people leave the past, the present can’t be built… as such. People are barely surviving, Amongst this are Romeo and Juliet… a couple, only Romeo is in a coma and Jules is estranged from her family. But then a time traveller comes from the future, something which shouldn’t be possible, and things get super confusing.
What I love about time travel narratives is that often things only become clear toward the end, and then little things fall into place and everything makes sense. I loved this book. I trusted Barker and continuous and when it all clicked, it was great. It’s a YA romance sci fi… and Shakespeare. Ace.