After reading the blurb to this book it sounded exciting and adventurous, I initially thought it sounded a little like a cross between The Time Travellers Wife and the film Looper. I have heard the Time travellers Wife reference floating around about this book and after reading I personally don’t think they are similar to one another, this book is absolutely in a class of it’s own, it’s different and compared to most romance and time travel novels it’s original.
Down London Road is in a sense a sequel to Samantha Young’s ‘On Dublin Street’ which I have not yet read, the book follows a character who I know to be within the previous book but not the feature character, therefore this meant I could read Down London Road having not read on Dublin street and it didn’t really matter. Although I have been left definitely wanting to read On Dublin Street!
I liked this book instantly thanks to its cute cover design and typography I know they say you should “never judge a book by its cover” but I can’t help it, its one of those things that comes with being a designer and I have a soft spot for pretty things. The vector silhouettes in the design and the simple style used, combined with the warm gradient background attracted me to the book before I had even curled back the freshly printed cover.
With only one day until the big publication day (Exciting!) and having already made nine stops on the blog tour we have learnt a lot about various characters from the book. Now it’s time to learn a little about Giovanna’s thoughts and experiences that have lead up to her debut novel.