Friday, February 22, 2019

Review: Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins (@vegarollins, @HarperTeen)

Stolen Time
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen
Dark Stars Book #1
ISBN:  0062679945
ISBN13: 9780062679949
Genre: Young Adult SciFi
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss

Seattle, 1913 // Dorothy is trapped. Forced into an engagement to a wealthy man just so she and her mother can live comfortably for the rest of their days, she’ll do anything to escape. Including sneaking away from her wedding and bolting into the woods to disappear.

New Seattle, 2077 // Ash is on a mission. Rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel—so together they can put things right in their devastated city. But searching for one man means endless jumps through time with no guarantee of success.

When Dorothy collides with Ash, she sees it as her chance to start fresh—she’ll stow away in his plane and begin a new life wherever they land. Then she wakes up in a future that’s been ripped apart by earthquakes and floods; where vicious gangs rule the submerged city streets and a small group of intrepid travelers from across time are fighting against the odds to return things to normal. What Dorothy doesn’t know is that she could hold the key to unraveling the past—and her arrival may spell Ash’s ultimate destruction.

Say what?? I did NOT see that coming.

I am finding this review kinda hard to write because there were actually quite a few times while reading STOLEN TIME that I wasn't 100% sure if I was liking the story, but then the ending came along and I'm like HOLY CRAP, I need MORE!!

There were a few things in STOLEN TIME that made getting into the story fully an issue. The pacing of the book felt a little off at times. There were a few points in the story that I didn't totally get. Some things were cleared up with the ending, but there are still some things that need to be clarified.

Now that I got that out of the way, I really enjoyed the characters and the settings in STOLEN TIME. The story was unpredictable and I really enjoyed the many times that I was surprised and didn't see things coming. There was plenty of action.

That ending, WOW. It honestly made the whole book. I did not see it coming and I honestly questioned so many things in the book that I am excited to see what book two will bring and reveal.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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