Teen trio’s temporal trials
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281 pages | £ 13.99 ( paperback)/£ 7.99 ( ebook) Author: Scott K Andrews Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
An exercise in delayed
gratification, Timebomb may be proof that the goldfish- brained MTV generation is either dead or reading James Patterson. Because this YA time travel novel is a product of the Lost generation; lots of questions, few answers.
It’s much pacier and action filled than Lost, though; three teenagers from different time periods ( past, present, future) are brought together ( Why? By whom?) because together they can time travel ( How?) and hopefully stop some major temporal tragedy ( What?). Cue laser beams in the English Civil War.
Light and frothy, it’s MI High meets Moffat’s Doctor Who, except the gags are weaker. But likeably spiky characters, some fun paradox shenanigans and a cracker of a cliffhanger mean you’ll be back for book two of three. Dave Golder