By Karen Akins
Publication date: Oct. 21, 2014
St. Martins Griffin, 336 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Oh man, I adore time travel books, and this series is off to a great start.
Time travel books often focus on the scientific elements, on the many layers of time travel paradox or on traveling to ancient times. I like that Loop hit a real sweet spot for me I’m going to call “contemporary time travel” aka totally readable and more relatable/modern than your typical time travel novel…think more along the lines of Tamara Ireland Stone’s Time Between Us series.
Loved the futuristic gadgets and terminology, was ALL ABOUT the romance, was as surprised as the author wanted me to be by all the big revelations. As a reviewer I saw on Goodreads put it, it’s “light but not fluffy.”
As with many time travel books, the switches between the future and the present left me dying to understand all the good stuff that happened in the middle to turn present Bree into future Bree. Can’t wait for more!
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