Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Loop by Karen Akins

Sponsored post: : I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.
Loop
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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. 


Loop by Karen Akins

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Loop(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)

This story wasn’t for me; I didn’t like the main character, and I got tired of the story.

Bree just annoyed me. She just seemed to have her own agenda, and did whatever it was that she felt was important, even if it meant that she didn’t complete her mission as expected. She told us about rules to do with time travel, and then when it was convenient to her, they all went out the window. Unfortunately, I just did not like Bree.

The storyline in this just wasn’t for me, even if it wasn’t for Bree, I don’t think I would have liked this. The writing style just didn’t suck me in, I didn’t find the story interesting, and I found it really hard to keep reading. I have to say that I’m hard to please with Time-Travel books, and this one just didn’t do it for me. The whole time-travel thing was a bit blurry in terms of explanation, and I found the info-dumps about it less than informative, and unfortunately not very interesting.
There was some romance, but again, it didn’t interest me, although this may have been because I didn’t like Bree.

The ending was a bit of a cliff-hanger, but I don’t think I’d want to read another book in this series.
Overall; not for me,
4 out of 10.


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