Monday, 8 June 2015

Review - TimeBomb (TimeBomb Trilogy, #1) by Scott K. Andrews

Title: TimeBomb (TimeBomb, #1)
Author: Scott K. Andrews
Pages: 336
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: 9th October 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

New York City, 2141: Yojana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground.

Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she's knocked unconscious, only to wake, centuries later, in empty laboratory room.

On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall, seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks into the long-abandoned Sweetclover Hall, determined to secure a dry place to sleep. Instead he finds a frightened housemaid who believes Charles I is king and an angry girl who claims to come from the future.

Thrust into the centre of an adventure that spans millennia, Dora, Kaz and Jana must learn to harness powers they barely understand to escape not only villainous Lord Sweetclover but the forces of a fanatical army... all the while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman known only as Quil.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and Bookbridgr*

2/5 stars

The lives of three teens are changed when they are thrust together in an adventure that will question everything they know.
Yojana (Jana) Patel is from New York and lives in 2141. She is being chased by three unknown men and jumps off a skyscraper. She doesn't hit the ground.
Dora Predennick lives in Cornwall, 1640, and has just started a job at Sweetclover Hall at her parents' insistence. When she hears someone crying out in pain, she discovers a woman who is burnt badly. Dora touches the woman, wanting to help, but instead finds herself in a laboratory in the future.
Kaz Cecka, a Polish boy, lives in the present. After leaving his job, he's looking for shelter when he comes across Sweetclover Hall and meets Jana and Dora.
They must try and survive as they are thrown through time and evade a woman named Quil who is hunting them.

Going into TimeBomb I was intrigued - three teens from different times are thrown together and chaos ensues - sounds good right?
From the start there was action and it was pretty non-stop. The plot should have been interesting but I couldn't get on with the writing style and lost interest several times. Towards the end I found myself skim-reading.
Jana, Dora and Kaz were okay characters but I didn't really connect with any of them.

Overall this was an okay read.