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Time Trap

(Red Moon trilogy #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  631 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Micah Caida's stunning debut young adult book TIME TRAP is like nothing before it, according to early readers.

Time Trap, book one in the Red Moon series

Her memory is blank.
Her future's in question.
Her power is dangerous.

Waking up in an unknown world, Rayen learns only that she's seventeen and is hunted by a sentient beast. Terrified that she may never learn who she really
Kindle Edition, First, 337 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Silver Hawk Press LLC
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Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Let me start by saying my brain automatically tries to figure out what is going to happen in a book almost as soon as I start reading it. I try to make predictions, or solve the story. With Time Trap, I let myself get sucked into the amazing story because there was no way to try to figure it out early. Just let yourself get sucked into the Red Moon Series. You won't regret it!

Micah Caida has created a magnificent and unique world that gets better and better with each page! The main charac
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Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, I got confused at the start because I honestly did not know what was going on, but it became clearer later on in the book.
Katie O'Sullivan
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
What Fun! Fast-paced read with a twisty plot and richly drawn characters.

Part time travel, part sci fi, part coming of age adventure, this book was well-written and well plotted, with richly drawn worlds and characters.

Okay, the blurb isn’t the greatest. If I had read that first, I’m not sure I would’ve tried this book, but I saw it recommended somewhere else and decided to take a chance. I’m very glad I did – this was a really fun book! I look forward to reading more in this series and can’t wa
Cheryl Landmark
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a fast-paced, captivating and well-written blend of sci-fi, time travel and fantasy with lots of twists and turns, unique and richly-drawn characters, and an exciting world where technology and science was at war with the mystical and magical. In my opinion, it was a great introduction to the series.

Rayen was a strong, likeable heroine, and I found myself pulled right along with her into the confusing, strange predicament she found herself in. The tantalizing glimpses and hints scattere
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Have to read the next in the series,when you start this book you want to put it down,too confusing,you think and you continue to read because something has you hooked and you want more information and so the story progresses.How do you describe this book,as it is nothing I have read here is my vision of it Harry Potter meet science fiction not wizardry,throw in a bit of Avatar blending with a touch of Dr Who.give it a touch of teenage romance,spice up with the dome of the hunger games ...more
Tamara! aka AmyG.Dala
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-owned
I have to admit I'm very weary of YA Dystopian stories and time travel isn't my thing either. But, I plunged into this story as it's the final book in 'The Perfect Ten' Nook deal so had to read it just because.

I'm very happy I did! Once I got around the rather odd beginning as it unraveled and pieces fell into place, I found it quite challenging, adventurous and intriguing. Then, I get to the end only to find I have to wait until November to continue the story! What?!? But, but, what will happe
Casey Armstrong
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, at first I was a little confused as to what was going on and couldn't quite figure out what was going to happen. But I think I kind of liked that I couldn't immediately figure out the plot like most books these days.
Our heroine is strong, even though she knows nothing of who she is/was. I love a strong heroine she isn't whiney and all complainey. If you are open minded and like a bit of light sci-fi romance then this is a good read. Its not going to blow your mind aw
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What would you do If you could not remember Who you were, where you are, or how you got there, on top of all this you are being chased by a beast which can apparently change shape. Rayen, a young girl experiences this and more, Arrested by law enforcement, released into the custody of some people she has never met who run an institute for talented youth. Full of action and adventure this the first book in the Red Moon Cycle, takes you through her first but not her last harrowing adventure.
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Time Trap is a unique, fascinating book that you will not want to put down! The world-building, characters, plot, action, twists- all of it is incredible! The most refreshing YA book I have ever read! Cannot wait for the series to continue! Micah Caida is going to be a hit with young and old alike!
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Definitely different than anything I have read. Intriguing, creative, and fascinating ideas. The storyline is compelling. The mysterious elements keep the reader glued. Characters are multifaceted.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: diverse-sci-fi
Rayen is a 17-year-old girl who has no idea where she came from, what she knows, who she knows, or how she got where she is. This detail truly effects the entire story because she can't answer basic questions about her heritage or family even though she does remember some things, like what an elder is or how to defend herself.

Rayen wakes up in the middle of a desert in New Mexico with some beast-like monster chasing her. Eventually, though, she gets away from the monster, is found by local autho
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads Synopsis:
Micah Caida's stunning debut young adult book TIME TRAP is like nothing before it, according to early readers.
Time Trap, book one in the Red Moon series
Her memory is blank.
Her future's in question.
Her power is dangerous.
Waking up in an unknown world, Rayen learns only that she's seventeen and is hunted by a sentient beast. Terrified that she may never learn who she really is or find her way back to her home, she's captured in a land that is at times familiar even if the peop
Rayen wakes up in the desert, not knowing who she is or where she has come from. She hasn’t begun to figure things out at the school where she is taken before she and a couple classmates are whisked through a computer to another world full of danger and strange warrior children. Rayen, whose physical characteristics are Native American, is a teenage Jason Bourne with super powers who brings new punch to the concept of “strong female character”. This is a plot-driven book that will keep you turni ...more
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Jan 10, 2019 rated it liked it
So, I rarely read science fiction because I find the made up words/languages/etc tedious to get through. Now, don't get me wrong, that's still the case with this book but I also was quite intrigued with the story line and with the characters. I felt like the story adequately followed the main trio around on their great adventure while still providing the "out of this world" experience you can expect from a sci-fi novel. It took almost 12 chapters before I was genuinely interested in the story bu ...more
I read this book for a book battle. This is the only reason I kept on reading this book. There was a lot of potential in this book and with some support this author could really be big, but in this book I feel like Micah Caida dropped the ball a few times. First of all, the story sounds like it could be a good one and still I wasn't motivated to keep on reading. I was bored and wanted to go read my good books. I also think the character development could've been better. Example (that doesn't spo ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Worth plowing through

The title kind of sums it up. It's a bit bulky and somewhat more secretive than typical...which also adds to it being a little slow to start and gives it a feeling of being cumbersome.

It leaves the reader a bit confused, rather than simply guessing and wanting answers, until well into the middle of the book.

I'd also have to say the synopsis of the book could be so much better to indicate what you're getting into. Because once in the midst of the's really captiva
Kimberly C. Winslow
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Not what I was expecting from the synopsis. Very original and entertaining. The characters and view of the world were just right. Not mired down with words but descriptive enough for you to picture it but keep the story flowing. Three characters that didn't know each other face adversity and make decisions that bring with it a fast unlikely friendship. Will it last when they are back in their normal environment? Will they solve the riddles of the past and save the future? Will they re
Renae Rogers
I wrote no notes to myself on this book. I have no idea why. I can't believe I wasn't burbling on even to myself. This book was very good. It began...strangely. I was very much at a loss at the beginning. I thought it was headed in a particular direction. Then the MC ends up at a school. Different weirdness and potentially much more dull.

But, wait! This amazing and bizarre thing happens and from there the story just rollicks on apace. Then, towards the end of the book, the much bigger horror of
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well ... it's just not going to happen. Putting this in the DNF pile. There's just too many books out there that I really enjoy to stick with one that I don't. The premise was good, and it started off interestingly enough, but then ... it was just silly and stupid. I was at around 32% when I stopped and moved to something else. Every time I finished a book, I tried coming back to this one, but every time I would just roll my eyes and shake my head and stop again. Glancing at all the high reviews ...more
Lynda Engler
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When a teenage girl awakens in the dessert, with no memory of who she is or where she is, the authorities think she is a Native American runaway. A private school in Albuquerque takes her in, on scholarship, but that’s where her troubles really begin. A ghost in the dessert tells her her name… a deadly beast morphs into a bird and tries to kill her and her new friends … and finally they fall through a computer monitor into a strange new world where the colorful humanoid natives think they are de ...more
Jun 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-worth-it
I was confused half the time through thus book... It wasn't until the point of view changed that the story got interesting, but the plot was fairly weak. I didn't like any of the characters enough to root for them. And then the teen angst really got to me. I downloaded the second book thinking it was going to improve... Yeah not so much.
Randy Harmelink
I'm giving up on this one. I'm about 35% of the way into it and I'm just not enjoying it, and have plenty of other books available. It started out OK, but just developed into a story I didn't care about. For what I've read, I'd give it about 3 stars. But I won't put a rating on the book since I haven't finished it.
Mairi Krausse
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting story

This book started out with a bang, with amnesia, evil creatures and ghosts in the desert of Albuquerque. When it moved to time travel, it got confusing, and was hard to follow for awhile. But then it moved back to interesting and ended up leaving me wanting more. It may be aimed at teens, but had this “old lady” on the edge of her seat.
Marta Scheiner
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
It gets way better

I started this book awhile ago and left it. I recently picked it up again and I’m glad I did. Although, it takes a while to grab you into the story and never putting the book down, it finally does happen and now I have to buy book 2 of course.
Tony Tkach
I found the story all over the place and never got into a good "rhythm". There are descriptions, dialogue, and events, but they don't flow. One of the few books that I gave up on two-thirds of the way through. two out of five on Goodreads.
Hw Huyler
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story, fast reading, suspense and mystery in every page

Great story, fast reading, suspense and mystery in every page. AA crazy story about 3 young kids who fall through a computer monitor into another world.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read a book quite like this. It is certainly well written and I love the time travel aspect of it. Loved all the characters, esp. Rayen and Gabby. When I finally thought I had things figured out, it turned out I was wrong. Can't wait to read the series!
Nov 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Shearer
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Time Trap (1)

This trio of adventurers seem to be off to a good start and if the future stories are as good the author has a serious hit on his/,her hands.
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USA Today bestseller Micah Caida is the melding of two voices, two personalities and two minds - one NYT bestseller and one Award-winner - which often turns up the strangest ideas. Micah enjoys exploring how different characters react and deal with similar situations. Life is often filled with the unexpected - both good and bad. While creating the Red Moon series, Micah hit upon a very unusual "wh ...more

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