‘Eighty Days to Elsewhere’ a guide for journey lovers, Jules Verne Followers
When I first saw this book at Barnes and Noble, I was fascinated by the cover. I love reading books about travel. After reading the synopsis, I was a little skeptical. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this book. I decided to take a chance and spend the $ 25 on it. It was definitely worth it. If you’ve ever read “The literal life of Nina Hill,” then “Eighty days elsewhere“From KC Dyer is for you.
What I liked most about this book was the travel aspect. The main character, Ramona “Romy” Keene, was sent abroad to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days”. Romy was allowed to use any form of transportation except commercial flights.
You can watch Romy, who has never traveled in her life, learn and adapt to the world around her. At the beginning of her travels, Romy was ignorant of the religions and lifestyles of the cultures she was visiting. I was happy to see her grow and learn from her mistakes and see her become a new person.
Ramona Keene used this adventure to save her uncle’s bookstore, which was about to be taken over by an evil businessman. The end of this adventure, if successfully completed, was a $ 10,000 bonus. While Romy has a good reason to take advantage of this opportunity, so does her competition, Dominic Madison. Only one person can be the winner.
While this book is mostly about travel and adventure, there is also a bit of romance. I like books with a romantic side, especially the enemy-to-lover trope that this book has. Not only do Dominic and Ramona compete to save their own families, but they also try not to fall in love with each other. You have to read the book to find out who wins and who loses.