- Pages 415
- Publisher - Macmillan Children's Books
- Publication Date - 6 January 2012
- Age - Teen
- Isbn: 978 0 230 7526 7 H/back
Tomorrow - She will lie dying in his arm
Yesterday - Jackson must undo it all
- Firstly, the main character (Jackson Meyer) is able to step back in time due to a genetic gene - no machine is required
- Secondly, Jackson can only go back as far as he was born which turns out to be around a twenty year span
This is not necessarily a book that I would have picked up. However, I'm really pleased that I now have and to be honest at various stages, I found it really difficult to put down. You may be thinking (or perhaps you're not!) why I would not have automatically read this book? The reason why is that it's a teenage romantic love story with a mysterious theme. This is generally an area that I would normally steer away from - the paranormal-type romance which is a word that you certainly won't see very often on this blog! However, the secret agent part injects the story with both a male theme and perspective which, at times, helps to play down the romantic side.
I found the whole series of events to be rather well plotted. The nice Sci-Fi feel punched through at the end of the book which, whilst out of character, was well worth it. As a result, I feel that the author created a particularly well written debut book - two more books are due to be published within this series.
This book is fast paced and portrays a realistic teenage college-life. It features interesting science elements and some great characters. One such character is Adam, otherwise known as a computer geek and Holly, who will probably epitomise most teenage boys dream of an ideal girlfriend!
All in all this book was very enjoyable to read - it didn't feel like a book aimed at teenage girls. The sad, fresh and cool amalgamation of genres made this such a fantastic read, which I feel will be loved by all who can get their hands on a copy to read. I certainly hope that we get more of these successful ingredients within the next book.
Check out http://juliecross.blogspot.com/ for a bonus prequel short story which is available for free......
Many thanks to Sally for sending a copy of this book to me.