In Book II of Rosi's Doors, Rosi Carol has managed to settle into her Uncle Richard's New England castle, despite having her family's so-called gift thrust upon her. Rosi has the ability to step through time, which means she also bears the responsibility to be a Time Guardian. Or rather Apprentice Guardian, as her Uncle Richard keeps pointing out. When she and her friends are dragged through a time portal into the past, Rosi must figure out where they are, when they are, and how to restore the timeline. [2013 Beach Book Festival Best General Fiction Winner]
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Rosi's Time continues on a path of time travel and adventure. As Rosi uncovers her family legacy she continues to battle with her uncle as to her new duties as a guardian of time. She is a witty and strong minded character. Rosi is one who young females can relate to and feel empowered by her. As she continues on her "hero's quest" so to speak she constantly is challenge by friends, adversaries, and even her uncle. Rosi is a character coming into her own. As many young adults are also gripping with real challenges in their daily lives this story and character can draw parallels on reality and fantasy. There is enough here for pleasure, escape, and to learn lessons even as the reader is transported into another time while still holding on to reality. Without divulging too much information about the story it is unique with enough to offer tasty morsels of adventure and intrigue for any reader. I will leave you with an excerpt at the end of book II that left me comparing Rosi to young women like Joan of Ark or Elizabeth I. Excerpt: "They would stay in this ghost town for a while. They would be safe. Beyond the streams was danger. The enemy filled the forest and ruled the roads. There was no way to tell if the foragers would have any luck in the coming days. For now, Rosi thought as she approached the groups of laughing, cheering, playing men, I am going to be a leader and make myself extremely unpopular." www.edwardeaton.com www.rosisdoors.wordpress.com www.rosisdoors.com www.orpheusandeurydice.webs.com www.elizabethbathory.webs.com www.hectorandachilles.webs.com www.amazon.com/author/edwardeaton
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite "Rosi’s Time" is the second installment in the 'Rosi’s Doors series' by Edward Eaton. The story of Rosi Carol continues where she dutifully learns to fulfill her role as the Guardian of Time. However, Uncle Richard’s antics often frustrate her to no end. Her skill is ultimately tested again when she and her friends are transported to a dangerous era in the past. Without reading the first book, I was delighted that Book 2 was exceptionally readable as a standalone. I was still able to get the background stories on the characters and made some connection to Book 1. Even though this is young adult fiction, this book would do well with older people because unlike most of the YA authors, Edward Eaton put as much realism as he could in the story without crossing the line. The portrayed fighting scenes and injuries are rough; the relationships between the characters are not all sugar and spice but told in a pragmatic way. The wittiness of the dialogues is uplifting. Rosi Carol is an incredibly well-conceived female protagonist, with a good balance of talent, rationality, grit as well as emotive trait. I did enjoy her banters with her uncle. On the other hand, the description can be overpowering at times. Although I appreciate a good amount of details, it won’t hurt to let a fantasy fan like me to use my imagination at certain points. Nevertheless, this is an insignificant flaw and my rating is due to my fussiness.