Author: Julie Cross
Review: This book started out slow and I was really struggling to keep going and put it down many times in the first 50 or so pages, but BAM! Once the story got started I didn’t want to put it down at all. Once the action hit, the book became what I thought about when I wasn’t reading it.
Time-travel, young love, loss, parental love, friendship, changing the past to better the future or vice versa, this book has it all. If you are looking for a great young adult book to read this is it.
Read the synopsis to get a better idea of what the book is about, but I can tell you that it will make you think, laugh, and even shed a few tears. I loved the way the author pulled me right in and I felt the emotions that Jackson was feeling. I cried at his losses and yet felt he did the right thing at the end. This book will pull at your heart strings and with the main characters being teens you get to see them make tough adult decisions that have more to do with others then themselves, a step that everyone of us has or will take in the future. By the way what does the future hold for us? Who knows? Would you be willing to give up love to save the one you loved?
This is the first in a trilogy and I can tell you it will be worth your time to read this book. We get a glimpse of what is going to happen in the next two books and I look forward to reading those. If you enjoy young adult books you will not want to miss this one.
Publisher: Expected publication: January 17th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: I signed up to win this on Goodreads first-reads and did.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher, free of charge for a review like any book we receive from a publisher or author.
Synopsis: The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
Author Biography: Julie lives in central Illinois with her husband and three children where she works as a YMCA Gymnastics Program Director. She never considered writing professionally until May of 2009. Since then, she hasn’t gone a day without writing.