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A Time to Reap

(The Legend of Carter Gabel #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Pemberton Academy is not just a school, it’s a gathering place for the children of the future that are afflicted with Temporal Displacement and Telepathy; in short, time travelers and mind readers who have been diagnosed with this “disease.” The Academy is not all as it seems after an explosion nearly takes one of its classmates, but not before Carter Gabel rescues her by ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published July 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sifra (brilliant bookshelf)
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The author provided me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. A Time To Reap gives an interesting spin on the idea of time travel, and features a protagonist who is likable and really funny.

I'm really into the idea of time traveling and have read many books in the past that breached the subject. Sometimes it seems to be much of the same thing, but I was glad to find out that Jonas Lee gave the idea an original spin, with solid background information
Yvonne (bookishpanda)

Jonas Lee's assisstent contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing this book. She thought I'd like it and after I read the blurb and googled a bit I gladly accepted and well, she was right! I highly enjoyed it! I'm usually not so much into time traveling and all that stuff because it can get very confusing but even while "A Time to Reap" had some confusing moments I still didn't lose interest and wanted to know what will happen next.

Carter Gabel is the main chara
Jacqueline Smith
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book, and I am so blown away that I am having trouble organizing my thoughts, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway.

There is so much to be praised in Jonas Lee's debut novel, A Time to Reap. The protagonists, Carter and Mo, are fun, likable, snarky, and relatable; basically everything I like in characters. The storyline is intricate and addictive, with twists and turns that I absolutely did not see coming. The plot itself, set in an alternate future where citizens
Jonas Lee
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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A. Musquiz
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was extremely funny to say the least as well as exciting and fun! I really enjoyed it!
Nina Soden
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rating overview
Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★ ★
Appearance: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★ (4.5)

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy (Teen/Young Adult)

Jonas Lee’s debut novel, A Time to Reap, brings with it an edge of your seat excitement and anticipation that is lacking in so many new books today. Time travel isn’t new to the science fiction genre, and if I’m honest not really one of my favorites. However, Jonas brings a fresh new look and feel to his story breathing life into an old idea. I recommen
Kate M. Colby
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
A Time to Reap (The Legend of Carter Gabel #1) by Jonas Lee is a young adult science fiction novel that follows teenager Carter Gabel on the most difficult and exciting adventure of his life (thus far). Carter has the ability to travel through time, an inherited trait and one which the government monitors closely in individuals. Like Carter, Mo is a teenager with powers, only hers are telekinetic. As Carter's and Mo's abilities develop, the government becomes more interested in them, and they mu ...more
Nia Houston
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Time To Reap,The Legend Of Carter Gabel By : Jonas Lee

~I received a copy for an honest review. ~
Paperback, 250 pages

A Time to Reap (The Legend of Carter Gabel, #1)
Pemberton Academy is not just a school, it’s a gathering place for the children of the future that are afflicted with Temporal Displacement and Telepathy; in short, time travelers and mind readers who have been diagnosed with this “disease.” The Academy is not all as it seems after an explosion n
View Chivatanaporn
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi
I gave this book three stars not because it was a bad book, I genuinely enjoyed it but well, because it was a time travel book which is hard to write and can get off track with too many branches of possibilites. The author did a great job with it though. With that, there will be some criticisms.

I was actually looking forward to reading A Time to Reap by Jonas Lee (: the first few pages made a really great impression on me because of an interesting sentence and style of writing. The main charact
Megan  (thebookishtwins)
I received this free in exchange of an honest review

I feel so terrible because I got asked to read and review this book months ago and I literally have only just picked it up because I was drowning in both NetGalley books and university work – literally - and I finally have a little breather before I have to go head first into my dissertation so I thought I best read this while I can, otherwise it would have probably taken me another 6 months to pick this up.

Anyway, on to my review. A Time to Re
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Hello Time Travel!! :) Ever since I watched an episode of a crazy show called Doctor Who, I've been obsessed with time travel, and this book was awesome! Just what a geek like me wanted!

The main characters, Carter and Mo, are great. I'm not normally a fan of instant love couples but these two are a powerhouse. Strong, and unbeatable. I liked that Carter was tough and snarky but a
Doms Candels
Jun 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: lol-d
Got this e-book in exchange for a review.

Fast-paced and funny, A Time To Reap is an interesting novel that centered on time travel, teleportation, and telekinesis. Throughout reading the book i can't help but imagine how it would look like as a movie adaptation (awesome, I guess).

Anyway, 3 stars because everything was happening too fast. Mo and Carter's friendship escalated quickly to romance. There were times when i had to skip some parts since Carter was too talkative.... I dunno. I kind of go
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’ve just finished reading Jonas Lee’s “A Time to Reap”. My first reaction was “Where is the next one?” What an amazing read. It is an extremely well written story filled with wonderful characters that you can really connect with. His clever use of dialogue, filled with exciting twists and turns, is marvelously funny and keeps you guessing at the next directional change. You end up wishing you could be friends with Carter and Mo. It is an exciting book that keeps you deep in the story, right to ...more
Zachary Chopchinski
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
A Time to Reap is a fascinating tale that follows Carter Gabel (a time traveler) through his adventures. Carter is newly learning about his abilities to jump through time when he gets thrown into a battle with "The Program", a power hungry organization whose goals are to keep track of all of those with abilities and use that to their will. With the help of his mother, and new girlfriend Mo, Carter is able to survive his adventures and just might save the world.

I found this book to be extremely
Angelique The Gilded Pages
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5

I was contacted by Jonas Lee's assistant in regards to reviewing this book. I like time travel books, my favorite being Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, so I accepted.

The plot is interesting. It's the future and certain people have special abilities that have been noticed by the government. Carter Gabel is one of these people. He starts off as most of them do, with no way of controlling his abilities and knowing little about them. Carter's character was likable enough as a teenage
Lizzie Twachtman
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-obsession
I loved this book! It definitely left me wanting more. Anything having to do with time travel is right up my alley, but I was intrigued by the unique perspective taken by the author. What a great way to make it his own.

I will absolutely be waiting for the next installment in the adventures of Carter Gabel!
Jennifer LeBlanc
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great start to a promising trilogy!

I really enjoyed this story and the unique take on time traveling that the author incorporated into this book. The pacing needed some work, and there were minor inconsistencies and some repetitive dialogue. These didn't deter from the story itself though and it had me on the edge of my seat a lot of the time.

It's quirky, thrilling and fun.
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Usually I'm not a huge fan of time travel books, since most of them leave me with a headache from thinking of all the how's and whys and the "science" of time travel. But this author does a great job of not getting too bogged down in the details that usually make my head spin. The story is fast paced and action packed, and Carter is a snarky, humorous character that teens should appreciate.

However, I didn't give the book more stars because it just left me wanting more. The world building was no
Hailey Morgen
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this first installment of the Carter Gabel series, we meet our protagonists, Carter and Mo, and learn of the abilities that make these teenagers unique. It's a classic story of good versus evil, retold in a fresh way by author Jonas Lee. His story winds through time and space, with imagery that transports and characters who are as real and relatable as they are special. I devoured this book swiftly and it whet my appetite for more. I'm so excited to rejoin Carter, Mo, and their story as the a ...more
Paige Turner
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
A book about time travel that I can understand without a migraine? By all means, let me read it.

I sincerely enjoyed A Time to Reap and here’s why.

Carter Gabel is a Leaper. That is, he can “leap” through time, which is an interesting ability; the only problem is, he can’t control it, all he knows is when it’s about to happen. And to make matters worse, when he gets back to the present, he’s stark naked. Unbeknownst to everyone, but his mother, Carter is a lot more powerful than he could fathom
Vicky Quenault
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
I liked the idea of this book.
The time travel and other abilities were interesting, as was the idea of a school for those with said abilities.
The book started well. The main character was intriguing. The time jumps were fun and the lack of clothing was highly comical.
I believe the characters could use a little more development. The plot was very fast paced, but in an erratic fashion. It was so fast that it felt rushed and the overall story suffered as a result.
Overall a great effort that woul
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tim
This was a pretty fine book, the fact that it handles time travel in an understandable way that ends up being a mechanic rather than a rushed plot contrivance (as in most time-travel related things) is really impressive and made for an enjoyable read. Every character is defined and relatable, all written with a sharp wit. Would recommend.
Tere Froelich
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent series

As an avid fan of YA fiction, I have enjoyed a plethora of novels. This series offers new twists, satisfying to read and ruminate upon.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
There is so much to be praised in Jonas Lee's debut novel, A Time to Reap. The protagonists, Carter and Mo, are fun, likable, snarky, and relatable; basically, everything I like in characters. The storyline is intricate and addictive, with twists and turns that I absolutely did not see coming. The plot itself, set in an alternate future where citizens can time travel and read minds and teleport, remains fully intact and makes the reader feel like they too are a part of this world. Most impressiv ...more
Wesley Schulz
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Time to Reap is about a teenager named Carter Gabel who lives in a world with "eventuals" or "leapers." Carter has the ability to leap through time and eventually learns to mess with peoples memories. One day his classmate Mo's car starts on fire and Carter saves her from an explosion by leaping. They then begin a romance.

Interesting book to read because of the time traveling that takes place. There is however a lot of information to know during the book in only a short span of time. I still t
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
A time to reap take place in the present, past, and the future at the beginning of this book you meet Carter Gabel he is a boy that has special powers that allow him to teleport anywhere any time. He lives in a world where other kids have powers as well such as Telekinesis and can also teleport. As the story goes on carter witnesses what could happen if this power were to get into the wrong hands and decided to work with his mom to keep the world safe. While he is doing this, he is in great dang ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
A Time to Reap had an okay beginning but the main character was horrible with the snarky comments and sarcastic tone really took me out of the book it didn't feel like it was dramatic or climaxing because the characters were so weirdly written. Also i felt that the comments and the dialog was prolonged as a way to fill up space in the book with many unneed scenes. The characters were probably the worst part there was no depth to them and said things that you would find on a sitcom show. Although ...more
Jakob Dobney
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Reap was a good book overall. There was a lot of action and mystery. The main characters are relatable, and they try to fight against an unknown force hunting them. I like books that is adventure/action, so this book is a yes for me.
Connor Saunders
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. This is probably one of my favorite genres to read. The powers these people have are very interesting and very entertaining. The characters are also very intriguing plus, the journey they must go on is also very entertaining.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked this book because you can think about yourself and be better than before. Also i really liked this book, i mean those books are my favourite, you just have to think and make reflexion.
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