Title: In Time I Dream About You
Author: Gene Gant
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Page Count: 108
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Gavin Goode, a promising high school athlete with good grades, forfeited his future when he joined a brutal street gang called the Cold Bloods. The gang’s leader, Apache, discovered Gavin is gay and framed him for murder. Now in prison, Gavin faces rape and abuse on a daily basis as gang members there attempt to break him. When his father is critically injured and Gavin reaches his lowest point, a mysterious ally appears. Cato is much more than the guard he seems. He has come from the future, and he possesses the technology to undo everything that’s gone wrong in Gavin’s life.
But meddling in the timeline has dire consequences, and Gavin faces an impossible decision: sacrifice himself and his father, or let thousands of innocents die instead.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a little different from what I was expecting, but it was a very interesting story.
I had ambivalent feeling about Gavin. I felt sorry for what he was going through but then I felt very conflicted by some of the decision he made, that made me feel so much less sympathy for him. I had a bit of a hard time with him, but at the end of the book I guess I ended up caring for him more than I expected. It was different with Cato, he was such a lovely character, so selfless and so obviously in love, which was hard to believe for me at the beginning, but the more I knew about him, the more I believe in his feelings.
The plot was very interesting, very different from what I’m used to, but that exactly is what attracted me to it. There were some nice twists, some good, some not so much, but it was easy to keep my attention to the story the whole time. There are some possible triggering moments on the book, it had some off page rape, not too descriptive, but beware before deciding to read it. There are also some moments of violence, not too descriptive as well, but they do seemed necessary for the plot development. The Science Fiction part of the story was nicely introduced and, even if it’s not a genre I would choose as one of my favorites, I really enjoyed it.
One of the things I liked, although I only thought about it when I finished it, was the fact that it was hard to feel in touch with Gavin’s emotions. All through the book it was a little bothersome, but at the last pages I started to realized that it was a comprehensible reaction considering all the abuses he had suffer, I don’t know if it was intended that way, but it was interesting to see some kind of emotional detachment and the struggle to feel again.
Overall it was a very interesting book, it isn’t too center on the romance but it had some beautiful moments between the main characters. It was an enjoyable book.