I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.TimeBomb by Scott K. Andrews
Series: Timebomb Trilogy #1
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on October 9, 2014
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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New York City, 2141: Yojana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground.
Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she's knocked unconscious, only to wake, centuries later, in empty laboratory room.
On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall, seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks into the long-abandoned Sweetclover Hall, determined to secure a dry place to sleep. Instead he finds a frightened housemaid who believes Charles I is king and an angry girl who claims to come from the future.
Thrust into the centre of an adventure that spans millennia, Dora, Kaz and Jana must learn to harness powers they barely understand to escape not only villainous Lord Sweetclover but the forces of a fanatical army... all the while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman known only as Quil.
All I can say is that I should have read Timebomb sooner. I should have read this book when it first came out because it was good! Because I was sucked into this book from the beginning and found it extremely hard to put down. I got so frustrated when I had to do trivial things like go to work…
This is quite a fast paced book and we are quickly thrown into the story. This would normally mean that I’d merge characters together and get a little confused. But here this did not happen, each character had their own distinct voice. Which to be honest was a bit of relief! Jana was extremely confident and a know-it-all, Kaz seemed to be the gentler of the three, and Dora has a lot to learn, but being the youngest she is forgiven.
There is so much happening in this book, with them meeting future selves, finding out more about time travel and being in the middle of the English Civil War, I’m really uncertain about what will be happening next and I am really intrigued because this could go in so many different directions! Honestly my mind may have exploded a little bit and I just want my hands on the next book. I am sad that I have to wait a year for the next book.
The biggest flaw for me was the time travel explanation, I didn’t feel that it was overly satisfactory and the fact that time travel meant that this book could have been huge and gone anywhere, literally anywhere in the world, yet remains narrowly small. Hopefully in the next book there is a lot more variety in locations…
Timebomb was a fun fast read and I’m really looking forward to diving into the next one. If you’ve not yet start this series then I highly recommend it!