Silverwood had me at time-travel. As is most often the case. I don't even think I went to stop at this point to wonder how all these things together could make a great novel.
It's overcrowded. There's time-travel, portals and all in the context of an alien race that is living off humans and the family that is supposed to hunt them. It already feels crowded, no? Add to that a bunch of characters, very few we actually get to know a bit, and it felt mostly crowded to me. To the point I had trouble knowing what was going on.
Also the writing was in present tense, which for me also takes some getting used to, and I know some people are put off by it.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!