Sunday, 16 August 2015

Review: The Time Stopper by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires

The Time Stopper by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires

A lucky and chance find freebie spotted only earlier today which at 62 pages is easily read in less than an hour.

From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author comes a novelette in the Mind Dimensions series. This short story does not require you to have read the other books in the series.

I can stop time, but I can’t change anything.

I can access memories, but not far enough.

My name is Mira, and my life is about finding the Russian mobster who killed my family.

My Thoughts:
Wow, this is a really enjoyable and original story. The Time Stopper is a complete short story in its own right but also an excellent teaser for the Mind Dimensions series.

This is essentially Mira's story. Mira like her father and brother has a gift, she can literally stop time and shift. This a fascinating concept where shifting involves stepping out of herself into the "quiet" where she can explore both her surroundings and those around her before stepping back into herself and restarting time. This added to the question of which Russian mobster who killed her family makes this a fascinating and engaging read.

The writing was superb with well developed 3 dimensional characters. I liked the way the story teased me as the reader keeping me fully engaged and curious to read more about Mira, her quest and time shifting in general. Having never read anything by this author before I cannot compare this to other works but it has sparked my interest to read more in this series.

I have always enjoyed short stories and novellas but don't purchase many unless they are free or very cheap as I don't find them very good value for money given how quick to read they are to read. Using a short story or novella however to promote a book or series is an excellent idea, especially since this short story is now free (at Amazon) for a limited time.

Highly recommended.

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: Mozaika Publications (7 Jan. 2015)

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