Book Review: Wrong Place, Right Time by E.B. Roshan

“You’ll never please everyone, love,” said Mama.

“I know.” Anna tried laughing her sadness away. “But I’ll still die trying.”

E.B. Roshan, Wrong Place, Right Time

Title: Wrong Place, Right Time
Series: Shards of Sevia (Book 1)
Author: E.B. Roshan
Genres: Romance, Dystopia, Christian, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 162 (Kindle)
Published: May 1st, 2020

My Rating: ★★★★★
Read: 9/10/2022 – 9/13/2022

Review:

This was something a bit new to me. I’ve read romance books and I’ve read dystopian books, but never the mix. What a treat to discover!

Set in a fictional European city and country, Wrong Place, Right Time is a story about family, loss, love, war, and faith. Anna and Boris find each other while facing hardships during turbulent times in their country. Boris particularly stands out to me, not the typical male protagonist you see in romances. He’s a real, flawed, and struggling human being who comes into Anna’s life in a less than ideal way. She, too, is dealing with the state of the country as well as her mother’s well-being. When things get worse and it looks like war, Anna and Boris’ relationship is tested.

For a book under 200 pages, the story is well fleshed out even though we don’t get a whole lot of history about the country which was a bit disappointing. The writing was so good though that it didn’t bother me too much. The characters are likable as well. I’m glad to see that Sevia is a series. I hope to learn more about this fictional place as the story continues. E.B. Roshan has created an enticing place that I want to learn more about.

A huge thanks to the author for sending me a free digital copy to read and review!

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • Realistic characters.
  • An ‘average’ male love interest. I prefer a man like Boris over a ‘perfect 10’.
  • Fantastic writing.

What I disliked:

  • Not enough world-building. The atmosphere was there, but there’s more I’d love to know.

Afterthoughts:

I enjoyed this book immensely. I love Christian themes in books but I don’t like that so many avoid more serious/heavier topics. This had a great balance, capturing both doubts and trust. Bravo to the author!

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