March 25, 2014

Mini Review: The Time Tutor by: Bee Ridgway & The River of No Return is Now Available in Paperback!

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway is now out in paperback! I loved this novel when I first read it last year and I plan to read it again soon. You can find my five star review here. If you have yet to check out The River of No Return I strongly suggest that you give it a chance.

In the mean time, I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of The Time Tutor novella, a prequel to The River of No Return, in celebration of the paperback release. I am excited to share with you what I thought of the novella below.

The Time Tutor by: Bee Ridgway (2014)
90 pages
Genre: Fiction/Time Travel
Source: I received a free ARC from netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thanks!
Purchase: Barnes and Noble | Amazon
Goodreads Summary: When Alva receives an invitation from a man offering his services as a Time Tutor, she doesn’t know what to think: Is he a time traveler or a charlatan? And does it really matter, when he is so devilishly attractive? The Time Tutor is a fast-paced romantic prequel to Bee Ridgway’s acclaimed novel, The River of No Return.
My Review:  I'm going to be completely honest, I don't usually read novellas. I'm not sure why exactly, but they just don't usually appeal to me. I decided to give this one a try since I enjoyed the novel it is based off of so much, and it didn't disappoint. I think it may have even stirred up a future desire in me to start reading novellas. It's not like they would take away a lot of my time, and if I'm a fan of the books the novella is about then I'm not sure why I wouldn't enjoy the them. Okay, now lets focus specifically on The Time Tutor. It added more history and background to Ridgway's world in The River of No Return that I think fans will really enjoy. The Time Tutor was a lot of fun. The characters were interesting and the fast-paced plot line was perfect for a novella. The Time Tutor is worth checking out if you liked The River of No Return. The only thing I would warn you about is that when I first started reading The Time Tutor it was a tad confusing at first because I had trouble remember everything from The River of No Return since I hadn't read it in a while, but once I did a quick refresher I had no problems.


  1. I love the extra novellas for series -- they tend to tide me over when I'm waiting for the next installment and sometimes give interesting insights. I'm not a fan, however, of something essential being revealed in a novella because I don't think that is fair as not everyone does read them. I don't think that has happened to me yet though which is good :) I'll have to read this one when I finally get around to reading The River of No Return which I was so excited for that I pre-ordered it and yet it collects dust :( I must say though, I like the original cover SO much better. I'm not upset that I didn't wait for the paperback one bit!

    1. I never spent any time or energy in reading the extra novellas for series, but I'm starting to think that I should. When you finally get around to reading The River of No Return I can't wait to see what you think!

  2. Great mini review! I do love novella's and though I haven't seen/heard of this author or the series, glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Thanks! I think I may grow to like novellas!

  3. I don't read novellas either but not for any particular reason. I bought all of the Throne of Glass novellas and I obviously LOVE this series but they have just been sitting on my kindle. I will read them eventually though, and if I like them it will likely influence my novella habits. I still need to read The River of No Return. I know, I know, I will soon(ish) =P

    1. You read the Throne of Glass novellas and then tell me if I should read them, because they will probably influence my novella reading habits as well :)


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