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Tangled in Time: The Portal

(Tangled In Time #1)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  15 reviews
“Kathryn Lasky’s latest is a sleight-of-hand that will have you clapping your hands. With the brio and big-heart that characterizes all of Lasky’s work, this opening salvo of a new series can be heralded with trumpet fanfares and clouds of rose petals.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

For fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newber
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ebook, 384 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by HarperCollins
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    Elizabeth Stiner
    This is a difficult review to write. Because I wanted to like this book. I was looking forward to it. Time travel and Queen Elizabeth? Good show! But at last, disappointment was waiting for me. It was quite drawn out. If it had been a bit shorter, it would have been considerably more enjoyable.

    Right from the start, we are thrown into a country song. In the very first sentence, the protagonist Rose, is being bullied. Then we find out that her mother just died, and her father appears to be a deadb
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    Sakina (aforestofbooks)
    3 stars

    Thank you HarperCollins for sending me an arc!

    I have mixed feelings about this one. It was interesting. I actually wanted to pick it up and find out what was going to happen. I even brought it to work with me one day. I really enjoyed the parts where Rose goes back in time to the 16th century. I only have a very basic understanding of the Tudor era, and I didn't know much about Elizabeth I, so it was nice reading about her childhood and seeing it from Rose's perspective. I loved seeing Ro
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    Mila
    Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.

    The main idea of this book is fascinating but the execution really fell flat, in my opinion. It was ridiculously over the top when it came to bullying, extremely simplistic when the friendship was concerned and just wasn't that interesting half the time. I did enjoy Rose's personality and her relationship with Princess Elizabeth; plus the book presented some great ideas overa
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    Kristin
    Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Kathryn Lasky’s latest, Tangled in Time is a terrific time-traveling tale sure to tantalize fans of historical fiction AND fantasy in one fantastic swoop! Meet Rose, a little girl lost after the death of her mother and Rosalinda, her eccentric grandma who spends her time immersed in her elaborate greenhouse. When Rose begins to help with her grandma’s gardening tasks, she too becomes entangled in the mysteries hidden within the greenhouse, finding herself transported to the House of Tudor and fr ...more
    Tamii
    Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
    This book is not the normal fairytale retelling, instead it is a fictional retelling of real princesses. This book took Rose from current day where she has lost everything and is now the new girl, to the time of Princess Elizabeth daughter off Anne Bolyn. In both times she is forced to deal with three mean girls. I really liked this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
    Kayla
    Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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    I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher - thank you! All opinions are my own.

    This book was a little disappointing in my opinion. The characters were all pretty flat and several plot points didn't really make sense. First, the characters - maybe I'm just way too old for this book, but I was annoyed by the main character Rose. She came off as very hipstery with her blogging and shopping at thrift stores for old clothes. Perhaps kids around the same age as the main
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    Dany
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    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Tangled in Time: The Portal by Kathryn Lasky, 384 pages. Harper Collins, March 2019. $17

    Language: PG (7 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content:G ; Violence: G

    BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - OPTIONAL

    AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW

    Rose’s life has been turned upside down by her mother’s death. Now she is surviving the mean girls in her new sixth grade class who are jealous of her online fame as a fashion vlogger. Her new guardian, her grandmother, is forgetful, except when the two of them are working in the greenhouse. Som
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    Ms. Yingling
    Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus

    I adore time travel fiction, and enjoy Lasky's work, but the beginning of this book made it very hard for me to get invested in the premise. Rose is a hugely popular blogger, but young people don't follow blogs. The new school mates are incredibly, incredibly mean. She is sent to live with a grandmother who is 80 and has dementia? Even if the grandmother has means and a caretaker, that seems like an unlikely choice. I will pass on this one, even though the time travel is
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    Derek Moore
    Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    What an interesting book. Not only is the main character an orphan but she is placed with an aging grandmother she hardly knows, she is in a new school surrounded by mean girls who make life miserable and she is also a time traveler. A very well written book. Rose comes across as a strong character in Kathryn's book. In the end she finds her father.
    Susan
    Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
    A fun mixture of time travel and historical fiction where bullies are vanquished and true friends are made. I just wish the ending wrapped up more of the loose ends. It felt as if pages were missing.
    Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for this DRC.
    Emma
    Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is one of my all time favorite books. When I was little this was one of my very first books I've read. I highly recommend reading it. If you have a kid this would be the greatest book to lend them!
    Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    That was an adventurous story!

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    Just LOOK at the cover! How gorgeous.
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    Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

    She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.

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