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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Unintentional Time Traveler by @everettmaroon #review & #giveaway

(Time Guardians, #1)
Young Adult Sci-Fi
Date Published:February 24, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Jack Bishop has mad skills with cars and engines, but knows he’ll never get a driver’s license because of his epilepsy. Agreeing to participate in an experimental clinical trial to find new treatments for his disease, he finds himself in a completely different body—that of a girl his age, Jacqueline, who defies the expectations of her era. Since his seizures usually give him spazzed out visions, Jack presumes this is a hallucination. Feeling fearless, he steals a horse, expecting that at any moment he’ll wake back up in the clinical trial lab. When that doesn't happen, Jacqueline falls unexpectedly in love, even as the town in the past becomes swallowed in a fight for its survival. Jack/Jacqueline is caught between two lives and epochs, and must find a way to save everyone around him as well as himself. And all the while, he is losing time, even if he is getting out of algebra class.

My Review

This was such a unique Young Adult Sci-Fi novel. 

I loved the fact that Jack's epilepsy is what drew him into the world he found. It was a unique spin on things. There was humor and mystery laced through the already diverse young adult sci-fi novel.

My one critique would be to tweak the blurb a bit. It kind of feels like a run on of ideas and didn't draw me in. I'm super glad I gave it a chance though. The authors writing is very well executed and the plot and characters are both well developed. 

The world of the Travelers is definitely one I look forward to delving further into. 

Everett Maroon is a memoirist, pop culture commentator, and speculative fiction writer. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington with his partner and two children, one of whom really wants to get a dog. Everett tweets at @everettmaroon and blogs at


1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thanks for hosting this week. :-D