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Review: Limited Wish

Limited Wish Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a follow up to 'One Word Kill' and that book should definitely be read first to understand this book. While the author does give a helpful recap of OWK, it in no way replaces the full experience of the first volume of this planned trilogy.

I described OWK as Stranger Things meets Terminator 2, and many of the themes continue into this book. The first book introduced the overall arc and the mechanics of time travel. This entry into the series focuses more on one of the primary problems with time travel: paradoxes and multiple universes/timelines/realities. Between this book and Avengers Endgame, my head is spinning with trying to wrap my head around how it all works. Without delving into too many spoilers, it also has a great look into the Butterfly Effect and how small choices affect the future.

My best advice? Enjoy the ride and don't think on the mechanics of time travel too hard... That's generally a good rule of thumb for time travel. Mr. Lawrence does a great job of explaining it all, but it's best to just live in the moment.

The book is extremely well-written, combining Dungeons and Dragons scenes, "normal" teenage experiences, time travel, action/heist sequences, and the experiences of a cancer patient. Those all don't seem to go well together, but in this book, it does.

I definitely recommend this book and series to anyone. While it is marketed as YA fiction, there's enough there that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike. I'm currently hoping I Can develop time travel to get to the last book in the series even faster.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC for me to review.

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