Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Dimension Drift by Christina Bauer

Dimension Drift
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Monster House Books
ISBN13: 9781945723049
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

"Fans of A Wrinkle in Time can't miss Dimension Drift!" - Christina Trevaskis, The Book Matchmaker

Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge.

On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire… only my work manipulates space-time. These gigs pay really well, but the government wants people like me dead. Good thing I’m super careful about hiding from their detection systems.

Then I screw up a job. Badly. My house slips into two-dimensional space-time. It only lasts for a few seconds, but the move still sets off about a dozen government alarms. If they track me down, Mom and I are good as dead. Long story short, I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe.

Unfortunately, that means asking the Scythe for help. He runs the local underground crime scene and has absolutely no conscience. Or I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. It’s hard to think straight when a guy’s that hot in an evil Mafioso kingpin kind of way. More importantly, he’s a crime lord who can conceal my slip-up with a few clicks on his minion’s computer keyboards. But the Scythe has his price. In this case, he wants me to finish a certain dimensional prototype for him in twenty-four hours. I can do it, but it might mean Learning Squirrel High gets blown up in the process.

I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.

DIMENSION DRIFT is a prequel that did it's job.

Meimi caught my interest pretty quickly. The things she can do are pretty neat and I'm interested in learning more about her as she learns about her self in book two.

There's a bit of an insta-love feel that I hope doesn't happen. I need there to be a little more lead up to romance. Hopefully I get that in the next book.

The world was interesting. Some things were a little kookie —Learning Squirrel High School with camp counselor teachers—, but I still ended up enjoying things.

DIMENSION DRIFT gave me just enough to keep me interested and left me wanting more.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review