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(Lost in Time #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  217 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Perfect world. Lies. Blue eyes.

When a mysterious guy from the forbidden zone sneaks an illegal slip of paper to a beautiful young girl from Brighton, she must decide if she should turn him in or follow what the note says.

Eighteen-year-old Abigail has no trouble following Brighton’s rules. For one, she’s OCD about checking her Date of Death clock latched to her wrist, makin
Paperback, 300 pages
Published January 31st 2014 by Obsidian Mountain Publishing (first published January 29th 2014)
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Yzabel Ginsberg
(I received this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

It took me some time to get and remain in the story, and I have to admit that in the end, well, I didn't like it. There were good ideas, and it started off as promising; however, after a while, everything became so disjointed that I wasn't sure anymore what I was reading, and the abrupt ending/cliffhanger just left me "wait, whut?".

The first thing I couldn't wrap my mind around was the world itself. It contains lots of el

Man oh man, what can I say? Writing about time travel requires a very special talent, a talent that this author does not have. Don't get me wrong, I think Ms.Pandos has a lot of potential as a writer, but the time travel aspect of this book was extremely disjointed.

Everything started out okay but quickly became convoluted and odd. Sasquatches, zombies and glitches oh my! There was no back story for anything. I'm not saying that there needed to be a massive info dump, but this novel demands blind
heather - NightlyReading
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was under the impression that this book dealt solely with zombies and it would just be another zombie apocolypse story. Boy was I wrong! IT WAS SO MUCH MORE!!!

I really enjoyed the storyline and thought it was unique and creative. Ms. Pandos has outdone herself with this book and I really cannot wait to see where this story is headed!

The main character of Abby is considered a good girl. She follows all rules and has never broken a law in her life. But when the mysterious blue eyed boy leaves he
Jenny Finnigan
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just want to say OMG this book is amazing. I underestimated it a little when I thought it was about zombies and that's not really my cup of tea. Seriously it's so much more don't let the thought of zombies put you off.

Abby lives behind the confines of a wall in Brighton and she is obsessed with her D.O.D (date of death) watch and always keeps an eye on it to see the minutes ticking by. Everyone thinks their safe in Brighton with everything running smoothly and their all scared of the zombies o
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Matched

This was so much fun! It was liked Matched, but with zombies and focused less on romance and more on the world.

In this world it is far in the future, everything we have now is old and outdated. The world is a dystopian disguised as a utopian where everyone is watched and carefully monitored. Everyone wears a wristband that tells them everything about their life. It tells them their death date and allows them to hook up to their computer systems to know many other things about themselves, li
Jun 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for providing me with this copy in exchange of an honest review.

Glitch: A Summary

1. Stay tuned to find out how you kill one of the most important men of the city...without a plan! Or guns! Or anything really.
2. Wtf, strong feelings?? How can you fall in love with someone you've seen like two times? Remember that you had an argument those two times. Oh, and he kidnapped you.
2.1. Yes, you want to decide things for yourself. You're a wild thing and can't be
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I was seriously looking forward to this book once I heard it had zombies in it, but imagine my surprise when I start reading it and there were minimal zombies in it! I was kinda disappointed lol! I was expecting a zombie apocalypse or something lol! So in fairness, the plot of this book was very different to what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it! This book was about time travel, which I normally don't like in books, romance and a little bit of zombies added into the mix! Yes, the zombies ...more
Devon Ashley
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On her eighteenth birthday, Abby decides to meet her future self in a once in a lifetime meeting despite the warning from a curious rebel who snuck inside city walls to warn her against it. Guess she should've listened. Before now, her leap year birthday kept her off their radar, which was advantageous since she was destined to be someone the government would love to sink their claws into. Turns out Abby is an oracle just like her future self, but they gain their prophetic sights by literall
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Review: 2 out of 5 stars

Glitch is the first book in the Lost in Time series and started off promising, I was intrigued by the unique concept but unfortunately it failed to wow me in the end.

Eighteen year-old Abigail lives in Brighton, behind a wall where the threat of the undead lives; she was to meet her Complement – her future self but received a strange note from a stranger warning her not to attend, the mystery had me curious from the onset but the moment Abby left Brighton and was taken t
Chelsea Herondale
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-review
I underestimated this book. I thought:
URGH zombies.
But no. No no. No. This book was so much more. It dealt with time travel and future-selves and much more. I haven't read any books dealing with time so this was so new and intriguing for me.
Brenda Pandos is a brilliant author and I love her writing style and technique.
It had it's share of swoon-worthy boys and awesome other characters. I loved Landon as a character and thought he was really unique.
I thought the plot was awesome! I did not ex
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What can I say but that I absolutely loved this book. This is a different storyline that I have ever read. You have Zombies, time travel and plot twist like no other book written. Don't forget there is a romance that blossoms in the mist of everything else that goes on. Just be ready to be wowed with everything you read in this book. The characters are strong and will keep you entertained from the beginning to the end. Brenda Pandos never fails to entertain me with all of her wonderful books tha ...more
Debbie Poole
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is so different from any other I have read. A zombie story with a difference. Abby lives within the walks of Brighton, but would love to know about the other side of the wall. Obsessed with her D.O.D.(date of death) watch and meeting her Compliment. She really wants to know more about Zombie Guy.
Brenda has really excelled herself with this book and I can't wait to read the next one.
Mackenzie Swenson
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I seriously have got to stop reading books as they are just coming out! This was a great book. It tied my love of dystopian societies and time travel in to 1. Brenda Pandos is really developing as a writer. I have read other books of hers but this is by far my favorite! Now if only she would write book #2 faster- I am dying with anticipation!
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
loved it!!!!
this book is nothing like the other zombie books . this one is even better :-)
there I said it <3. brenda I loved it and can't wait for the next one :-)
Dec 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
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Counting the days for a Brenda Pandos book!
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this story. It was crazy with lots of cool sci-fi/fantasy elements and held my interest right through. I can't wait to read the sequel.

(full review pending)
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT! AWESOME! AMAZING! Diffidently a MUST read. Full of mystery, action and romance. I couldn't put it down. If you liked Hunger Games or The Uglies, You will love this. Happy Read.
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May 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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1.5 stars

Time travel is something that I normally love to read about. The idea is simply fascinating to me. The very thought of travelling into the past, or even the future, excites me - probably, a little more than it should! It was only yesterday, in fact, that I was having a bit of a umm, well, discussion *cough* argument *cough* with a guy in my maths class about some of the finer details of it. We didn't agree on the details of the "time ripple" that would occur if someone was to travel int
Aug 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Title: Glitch
Author: Brenda Pandos
Publisher/Year: Obsidian Mountain Publishing 1/31/14
Length: 260 Pages
Series: Lost in Time #1


Blue Eyes and his illegal slip of paper are about to shatter Abby's perfect world.

When a mysterious guy from the forbidden zone sneaks a note to a beautiful young girl from Brighton, she must decide if she should turn him in or follow what the note says.

Eighteen-year-old Abby has no trouble following Brighton's rules. For one, she's OCD about checking her Date of
**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**

Solid 4 ½ stars!!

How would you like to be able to have a visit with your future self…what would you be doing twenty years in the future, who would you marry, how many children would you have? For 18 year old Abigail “Abby” Masterson, living behind the safety and security of the walls of Brighton – to keep alive and well from the zombies that are running uncontrollably around outside the walls and would like n
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
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My thanks to NetGalley and All Night Reads for an eARC of this book to read and review.


Many of the negative reviews for this book mention that the time travel aspect of this book was handled rather poorly and I have to agree. It seems to me that the MC is not only traveling through time, but also between at least two different parallel universes, as the "timelines" she is in are different. The biggest example, zombies in one and not in the other. The language used to
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, favorite
My review:
I did not just read this book, I CONSUMED it! Glitch is well-written page turner with creative world and lovable characters and with a plot which keeps twisting your mind.


You meet Abby, a girl who is getting 16 and is looking forward to meeting her 35 years old future self for a meeting where she has a chance to as her future self questions. Just before the meeting Abby gets a message from a blue-eyed boy, that under no circumstances should she go to the meeting. The reactions and
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Here we are treading several genres: dystopian, romance, YA, and time travel. And as with the saying too many cooks spoil the soup, so too does it feel like the author tried to do a little too much in this story. The concept of your future self guiding your present self, all controlled by a dystopian evil government (aren't they all?) is an interesting premise but the lack of layered and nuanced writing, as well as a
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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At a Glance:
Be ready to sit and not put down the book pretty much once you begin reading Glitch. I knew it was Dystopian going in but it contains so much more.

Glitch is the story of a girl that is excited to see her future self and ask questions of what is to come. But like all good fiction books, things are never that easy. The girl gets a message from this blue eyed boy that tells her to skip the meeting. What is the girl to do, believe a stranger or do what she has been wanting t
Rachel Valentine
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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Glitch by Brenda Pandos

Abby is finally turning eighteen and that means that she should soon get to meet her compliment, the older version of herself. She is excited to meet her and even when someone with blue eyes (people aren't supposed to have blue eyes in her society) warns her not t
Oct 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, netgalley
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The United States has been destroyed many years ago. But from its ashes Brighton has risen. It seems like a perfect little country. Enhanced technology, almost no crime and thanks to the DOD (Death of Dead) watches you know exactly how long you have to live and which situations you can better avoid if you want to live longer. The rules are simple, follow the rules and never go outside the wall. Behind the wall everything is uncontrollable, zombies roam the

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Glitch is the first book in the new Lost in Time series.

In this Dystopian society everyone knows exactly when they are going to die and they are constantly reminded because they all were so called DOD (Day of Death) watches. Life is seemingly perfect in Brighton as long as you are a good citizen and stay inside
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This YA book has it all. Meet Abby an eighteen year old living in Brighton, a futuristic city where they wear DATE OF DEATH watches. The city is such a peaceful place . Until the day her friends come back from her advice meeting. She won't tell Abby anything. The same day she meets a blue eyed stranger with a ominous message for Abby. Will Abby live the ideal life the persons in charge have deemed for her or will she choose to follow the blue eyed boy into the zombie zone to her true destiny

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The Story: In the not too distant future, Abigail lives a simple life in Brighton. She follows all the rules and allows every choice to be influenced by the Date of Death clock she wears on her wrist. Wrong choice = less time to live. As part of the transition to adulthood, Abby is excited to meet her Compliment (her future self) and glean all the wisdom she can from the experience. Disillusioned by the entire situatio
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have read a few of Brenda Pandos' books before and really enjoyed them so when I saw she had a new series out I was excited to read it. I knew it was a part one which meant it was probably going to end on a huge cliffhanger (which it did) and that was going to bother me because I am not a fan of that kind of ending, but I had hoped that the characters and story line would be strong enough to get over my immense dislike for the abrupt cliffhanger trend that so many authors are using right now. ...more
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Author Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two energetic boys. After her release of EVERMORE late 2015, she suffered from a stroke. While she's had a miraculous recovery, the part of her brain she'd used to write fiction with hasn't returned yet.

At 18-months post-stroke, she's decided to start working on her memoir to tell her story. It's very tiring for her and slow going, but

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