Saturday, February 9, 2019

Future Shock!

Elena Martinez, a "tatted-up Mexican girl" with a penchant for fighting is about to age out of the foster care system. Which is why she's so desperate to find a job. She's smart and has an eidetic memory, but with her checkered past no one wants to hire her. Until the Aether Corporation comes along offering her a big chunk of change to do one job for them. They want her to participate in a research project with four other teens. It'll only take twenty-four hours to complete. But she'll have to venture 10 years into the future to do it. Aether says there's no risk to her and the others, but Elena suspects they're not telling her the truth. Still, what other choice does she have?

Elizabeth Briggs has written one fun page-turner. Elena's a great narrator, flawed yet personable; Adam, Chris, Trent, and Zoe, the other four teens who travel into the future with her, are good secondary characters with their own unique abilities. I liked them all. This YA novel is a very compelling read--from the first page to the last I couldn't put it down. Especially when Elena & Co. step 30 years into the future instead of 10 and things start to go wrong; then they begin to uncover the first of Aether's lies and the guessing game of who's telling the truth and who they can trust begins. As with any time travel novel, a little suspension of belief is required. But all in all, this turned out to be a very fun and entertaining read.

Happy Reading!

22 comments:

  1. I really loved this series! The characters were good and I enjoyed the plot.

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    1. I can see why. I really loved this first one. :D

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  2. I haven't read anything by this author, but I think this one sounds like fun! Will be checking on Elizabeth Briggs. :)

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    1. This is the first time I've read her, too. But I'll definitely be reading her again.

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  3. Everything about this book sounds awesome! I'm adding it to my wishlist right now. :)

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  4. I have this one on my TBR pile and have been wanting to read it for awhile now. I am glad you enjoyed it so much, Lark. I should move it up on my TBR pile!

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  5. Oh I've seen this one around a few times and it sounds pretty awesome. I love a good time travel story!

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  6. Sounds like a fun read! Makes you wonder if you would ever do something like that right? I like to think time travel would be fun but in reality I think I'd be too chicken to try! haha...

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    1. I would be way too chicken to try it either. I mean, what if something happens and you can't get back? I'd hate to get stuck in some other time.

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  7. This book sounds like a fun read; and with interesting characters too. Will be checking out her books. :)

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    1. I'd like to try this author again, too. :)

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  8. What an interesting concept this is -- I like that they're throwing them into the past so much further into the future than I expected. Fun and entertaining sounds good!

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  9. I've heard good things about this series. Sometimes you just need something fun!

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    1. I agree. And fun was definitely what I needed when I read this one. :)

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  10. This looks awesome! It's been on my TBR and I kind of forgot it exists.

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  11. I don't read much sci fi/urban fantasy, but this one does sound like fun. I'll have to check it out.

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