Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Loop by Karen Akins

Title: Loop
Author: Karen Akins
Format: Ebook
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: October 21, 2014
Source: I receive a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.

What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "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."

My Two Cents:

In "Loop," Bree is a time traveler (or at least she is learning how to be a good time traveler) from the 23rd century. She gets into a bad situation where she kind of, sort of, accidentally (of course!) brings a 21st century boy with her back to the 23rd century. This is a huge no-no and Bree knows that she is going to be in big trouble. That is nothing compared to the series of events that is set off once she gets back to her own time. Loop is the first in a planned YA sci-fi series that engaged me from the beginning!

Bree is a great character and was tons of fun to read about. She is independent and is never afraid to stand up for the things that she holds dear. Even more endearingly, she is an absolute mess and botching things seems to be her job at some points of the book. I loved that the story was told from her perspective as it really allowed you to get deeply into the book. I also really liked the story between her and Finn. It was so much fun to read about!

World building is a huge factor for me in any sci-fi book and this book definitely has it in spades. I loved how the author was able to create a world where time travel simply seems like a fact. I loved all of the detail about what Bree's 23rd century world is like and what she thinks about the 21st century. All of the detail really pulled me in.

I was very excited to see that Goodreads already has a sequel to this book listed. I was very sad to see that said sequel doesn't come out until 2015... sigh. Overall, this was a great story with great world building!


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  1. Your captivating review was wonderful. Time travel is a passion for me. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. There are so many possibilities in the world of time travel. This one sounds really unique. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy.

  3. I'm not usually a fan of time travel, though occasionally a time travel book captures my interest. This is one of those times....sounds fascinating!


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