Tue, October 28, 2014

Loop by Karen Akins Review + Giveaway

Loop book cover

Loop book cover

Loop
By Karen Akins
Publication date: Oct. 21, 2014
St. Martins Griffin, 336 pages
Source: Publisher

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!

Want to check it out for yourself? Enter below for a chance to win your own copy. Sorry international friends, this one is U.S. only because I am not made of money and, you know, postage. Whomp wha!

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  1. Tarryn B said:

    Sounds so interesting. Going to have to add this to my Kindle…

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  2. Lisa @ Lisa Likes Books said:

    Oh my gosh, this sounds so cool! I love time travel books, but I actually haven’t read that many. And especially not many that take place in the future. Like, for real. Hahah. I’m so stoked.

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  3. Monica M said:

    I have never seen an author come at time travel from quite this angle- something so common that it is used as a teaching tool- and that really intrigues me. I’m a fan of traditional time travel books, though it is not my favorite genre, but this novel seems to have the potential to be really amazing!

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  4. Beth said:

    I can never decide if I’m a fan of time travel stories or not, but this one sounds really interesting!

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  5. Abi said:

    This sounds so good! I’ve been wanting to read more books about time travel ever since I finished the Ruby Red Trilogy!

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  6. Estelle said:

    I read a great review of this on Andi’s blog and I added it to my “borrow from library” list except, well, I have too many books out now. haha. Glad to hear you enjoyed it too! Makes me even more excited about it.

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  7. Stephanie said:

    This book sounds great. I am unfamiliar with this author and I am always looking for new authors and books.

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  8. Rachel @ Hello, Chelly. said:

    I’ve heard so many good things about this book! I think I’ll have to read this sooner rather than later!! 🙂

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  9. Jen said:

    This looks great! I am on a time travel kick right now after reading Timebound by Rysa Walker. Definitely will add to my To Read List.

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  10. Lauren at Bookmark Lit said:

    Time travel books are my FAVORITE. Well, and parallel universe/multi-universe books. I listened to All Our Yesterdays and thought the concept was so freakin cool. I need some more time travel books for my TBR and this one has been on mine for a while!

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  11. Christina R. said:

    LOVE time travel 🙂

    thank you so very much 🙂

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  12. erinf1 said:

    this looks and sounds fantastic!!! The premise sounds very unique 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  13. JenP said:

    I love time travel books!

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  14. Michelle @ Unraveling Books said:

    I’m always wanting to try new books and I have a better chance of trying them if they are YA. This one sounds fun! For some reason it reminds me of Pivot Point which I loved!

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  15. Samantha C said:

    Just about to start Time Between Us, so now very excited for this book!

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  16. Morgan @ Gone with the Words said:

    I love time travel but accessible time travel is the best! And I’m all about romance, I like that you described it as contemporary time travel. Sounds fun! Plus I’ve seen a few really good reviews from bloggers I trust! Would love to read Loop. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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  17. Dana @ The Nerdy Journalist said:

    I put this book on my TBR a couple months ago. I’m not even going to lie: I was hooked on “hot as a solar flare.” Haha! It sounds like an action-packed story with lots of romance (my favorite kind of story 😉 ).

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  18. Suzanne said:

    This book sounds amazing!

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  19. Zoe said:

    I had seen this book cover around but hadn’t heard what it was about yet, now I have to read it!

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  20. www.autoassociates.com said:

    What’s up, just wahted to say, I enjoyed this post.
    It wass inspiring. Keep on posting!

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  21. Jennifer said:

    I’ve never heard of this book or author, but time travel stories are great and the description is intriguing!

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  22. Kiley said:

    When it’s done well, time travel is one of my favorite genres. I’m definitely adding this to my to-be-read list.

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  23. Valerie Pennington said:

    I have heard SUCH GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK! I’m trying to broaden my horizons and this book looks amazing.

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  24. Noel said:

    It sounds really interesting. I’ve never read a book about time travel before.

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  25. Cheri C said:

    In an odd way, the description reminds me of the movie Momento. She knows the info but doesn’t really. I can’t wait to read this and see where it goes.

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  26. Joanna M. said:

    This sounds so interesting! If I don’t win it, I will have to add it to my kindle bookshelf.

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  27. Esther said:

    It’s seems so good!!!! And I’m a sucker for a good romance!

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  28. Kaitlyn Abshire said:

    Who doesn’t like time travel novels?! This book looks fantastic!

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  29. Randi Furman said:

    I loved The Time Between Us! As a middle school librarian, I am always looking for new and great books! This is one I am sure my girls will love!

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  30. Shannan said:

    Haven’t heard of this one before, but as I love time travel stories as well, I’m adding it to my TBR shelf. Thanks for the review!

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  31. Cynthia said:

    I love to see how people are different in different time periods! I love situation where a character meets him/herself in the future and doesn’t believe they could ever become that!

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  32. Amy :o) said:

    I enjoy time travel stories and this one sounds right up my alley.

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  33. Keri said:

    I’ve heard so many fantastic things about this book and have been so excited for it. I have always love time travel and this is a interesting take on the idea of time travel.

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  34. Zoe Johnston said:

    Love time travel books! Can’t wait to check this one out!

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  35. Elisquared said:

    This sounds like a more shenanigan filled take on time-travel, and I can defintely get with that. Typically, when time travel is in a book it’s because of some angst that needs to be fixed. It’ll be refreshing for it to be less angsty and more funny. But obviously there’s still that mystery with the murder, so maybe not completely without angst!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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