Do you love reading sci-fi adventures or time traveling?
Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs is a stand-alone YA sci-fi novel where time travel may just be the end.
“What do you do when the future is too late, and the present is counting down to an inevitable moment?
Elena Martinez has street smarts, the ability for perfect recall, and a deadline: if she doesn’t find a job before she turns eighteen, she’ll be homeless. But then she gets an unexpected offer from Aether Corporation, the powerful Los Angeles tech giant. Along with four other recruits—Adam, Chris, Trent, and Zoe—Elena is being sent on a secret mission to bring back data from the future. All they have to do is get Aether the information they need, and the five of them will be set for life. It’s an offer Elena can’t refuse.
But something goes wrong when the time travelers arrive in the future. And they are forced to break the only rule they were given—not to look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future—and a murder—from happening. But changing the timeline has deadly consequences too. Who can Elena trust as she fights to save her life?
The first book in an unforgettable series about rewriting your destiny in the city of dreams. “
I was really surprised with this book.
Like most of the books that I own, I don’t necessarily review the synopses before beginning the books, so when I finally picked this one up, I had no clue what I was getting into. And to be honest, I think that is the best way to get into this book.
It took a chapter or two, but this became a very enticing read.
We first follow a Hispanic foster girl as she struggles with her life’s situation. Financial issues lead her to a too-good-to-be-true offer, and from there, I was hooked all the way through the story.
The five main characters are prodigies that always seem to clash with each other. The development is satisfactory between the start and finish. What is really fun about the story is that about 80% is spent within a 24-hour period.
So in all, this book was a really quick read. I didn’t feel like there was too much going on in the time frame given. The events seemed to follow a nice, smooth flow.
I wasn’t bored at all either. There is conflict throughout the storyline that keeps us sucked into the adventure. Getting to see the differences within the two time eras was fun to explore as well. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Even though we sort of know how the ending is portrayed, when the time came, I was still surprised in what happened. It was definitely a book that kept me in suspense (especially toward the end).
I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and the two worlds that they get to explore.
I recommend this book for anyone who really enjoys sci-fi/ time travel/ mystery reads. Picking this book up at BEA 2016, I didn’t think I would have enjoyed this as much as I did, but I am really glad that I brought it home with me.
More Book Information:
Published: 1 April 2016
Publisher: Aw Teen
Genre: Young Adult Science-Fiction
How I Read It: BEA 2016 Hardcover
**Disclaimer- I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review while at BEA 2016. All of my reviews are of my opinions only and are not influenced in any way.**
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