Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action, Myster
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Number of pages: 336
Source: eARC from Publisher
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At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.
After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.
Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.
But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.
Time-traveling has never been as fun.
I’ve always loved time traveling, ever since I read a romance book that had it as a central theme many, many years ago. The possibilities are just endless, you know? Who wouldn’t be fascinated with going back in time, and then possibly affecting the past that would eventually change the future? I mean, I myself would want to change a lot in my past… I’d kill to go back in time, shake my past self silly, and go, “Why didn’t you study for that exam?! Why did you have to eat so many salty potato chips that your kidney had to be affected?!”
Oops, wait, that wasn’t supposed to be disclosed…
In any case, I’ve always wanted to read a time travel book again, but since that book, I haven’t really found anything that satisfied this craving of mine aside from Cristin Terrill’s All Our Yesterdays, and that was a year ago (which in book blogging years sounds like… a lifetime ago. Seriously) . When I chanced upon Loop by Karen Akins, I could hear wedding bells ringing in my head. I mean, sure, I was a bit hesitant at first (crashed and burned too many times, baby. You become cautious after a while), but the other positive reviews just strengthened my resolve.
I’ve finally finished it this morning, and while I wasn’t completely enamored, I certainly was entertained. Dude, I don’t always laugh while reading books, but this one made me chuckle more than twice!