By Matt Haig
3.5 out of 5 stars
Tom Hazard looks like your average 41-year-old but he is anything but. Tom doesn’t age like you and I do and he has been alive for centuries. He belongs to the Albatross Society where everyone is like he is. They have a few rules. You can only stay in the same place for 8 years because people will notice after awhile if you have not aged. Don’t fall in love. But Tom was in love once and he has a daughter who has the same affliction. He wants to find her and his, I guess you would call it, boss has supposedly been looking for her.
He is now back in London, teaching History, which is perfect because he has lived it. He also finds himself attracted to Camille, another teacher at the school. Will he let himself fall for her and will he find his daughter and some peace in his life?
I love a time travel story. I enjoyed how when Tom was teaching his class, we would be taken back to the time Tom was actually there. I think his time with Shakespeare was my favorite. Throughout the book, I felt so sorry for him. I think my biggest problem with this book was that at times, it just felt like it was dragging for me. I wanted it to move along a little more but then again, time moves slowly and that would be the theme of the book, time. I was very satisfied with the ending and all in all, it was a good read.
This review is my own humble opinion but I thank Netgalley for the copy.