25 March 2011

The Time-Travelling Fashionista; Bianca Turetsky

The Time-Traveling FashionistaThe Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Once readers wade through the exposition in the beginning (and unfortunately, there probably needs to be more, as I'm not sure many teens will know the difference between a Balanciaga and a Givenchy) this tale of time-travel will appeal to those who like historical fiction. Louise's journey back in time to inhabit the body of her great-great Aunt Alice, survivor of the Titanic, might send readers to the movie version or to learn more about the fashions but not both. In that sense, the book is trying to do a little too much: by including both historical fiction and fashion history there's more going on than this slender a book deserves.

With luck, the second in the series will find a better balance and need less backstory.

ARC provided by publisher.

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