I really enjoyed this book, but I'm unsure how the next few books will play out. I am into sci-fi. Historical fiction? Not at all. It seems like the sci-fi is being used just to make the HF more interesting, and I am not sure if it'll succeed. I loved the suspense of this book, and I'm also very curious to see how they'll manage to keep that up. I hope that this series functions as a cohesive series rather than each book being sort of a historical fiction standalone. The explanation for time travel at the end of the book was predictably messy and confusing, but again, this is only book one and I am cautiously excited to see how everything plays out.
"there are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time. but i prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well worth staying up all night to finish"--lemony snicket