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Future Threat

(Future Shock #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information--but not everyone made it back to the present alive. Now Elena's dealing with her survivor's guilt and trying to make her relationship with Adam work. All she knows for sure is that she's done with time travel and Aether ...more
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Published March 1st 2017 by AW Teen
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Lauren Stoolfire
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley for providing this eARC!

As soon as I realized that Rockstar Book Tours was hosting a blog tour of Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs, I knew I had to take part based on how much I enjoyed last year's Future Shock, book one in the series. (You can see my review for that novel here, if you're interested.) I'm tickled that I got the opportunity to read this eARC of Future Threat via NetGalley for the Rockstar blog tour - and it didn't let me down at all.

Elena, Adam, and Chris are

What. A. Ride.

The only thing that matters is now.

This is a fast paced, action packed book with twists and turns to the plot that you never see a coming. Well unless you are me. Called it but hey I still love every moment of this book well nearly every moment. As my main problem with everything that is going on in the book is Elena.

Elena as a female lead is strong. She has a strong sense of honor and morals otherwise she wouldn’t have done everything that she did in the book. I personally
*Source* NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Future Threat is the second installment in author Elizabeth Briggs Future Shock trilogy. As the story opens, it has been (6) months since protagonist Elena Martinez was part of a research project called Project Chronos that sent a group of teenagers into the future 30 years in order to collect future technology. In those six months, Elena found a niche to fall into.

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Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! I think I loved that more than book 1! I almost don't need a book 3 with that ending but I'm not going to complain I'd like to go to the future again with Elena :D
Monique V
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
really good and intense!
Suze Lavender
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aether Corporation has a time machine and they send teenagers to the future to get information for them. Elena made a trip to a future thirty years from the present together with several others she didn't know at the time. Unfortunately not all of them made it and she's still struggling daily with the results of what she'd been recruited to do. It did have a positive effect too though. She now has money, she has a nice place to live, she can study whatever she wants and she's found a great ...more
A bit predictable up until the middle but then... Things started to get more thrilling and more twisting than I could ever imagine. I would never get tired of hearing Elena’s adventures (more like horror trips though) in the futures. I love how she, or the others never give up. A truly cunning villain. A gripping story. A badass heroine. A stunning and suitable end, full of despair and hope. But also.... Suspense till the end.
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Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2017, uf, e-book, time-travel
Well they are back at it, but not happy about it. Like our group, I was stunned that they were forced to do Aether's bidding. Things seemed so straight forward at first, but the more they learned the more things were messed up. In order to do the right thing they had to keep going in the loop, which honestly was the right thing to do. I really didn't see the twist at the end, hated that once again Elena had to make a hard choice, but for the sake of everyone it had to be done. I only hope that ...more
Elizabeth Briggs
Nov 02, 2016 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)
Future Threat is up on Netgalley!

And to everyone asking, yes there will be another book after this. Future Lost comes out in 2018. :)
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs
If you know me you know my love for all things time travel and parallel life. I’m a sucker for stories where you get to see the future or what life could have been my making a change. To me these two things really go hand in hand. If someone travels into the future they are now creating a parallel life where this happens and that will change things. It is an endless loop of mind games and questions. And the newest book in the Future Shock trilogy,
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s been six months since Elena Martinez has returned from her trip to the future, courtesy of Aether Corporation, and she’s having panic attacks and nightmares. Not everything went well, her budding relationship with Adam O’Neill is progressing, but she still can’t completely shake off her trust issues. Recently, Elena has noticed a black car that seems to be following her, she’s positive it’s from Aether, and her fears are confirmed when, just as she was going out with Adam, they’re both ...more
I literally cannot wait for the last book in this must spring be for far away!!!
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
( first thought was to begin this review with the word “fascinating”, but then I thought maybe I said that in my review of the first book in this series, Future Shock. So I looked and I was right, “fascinating” all by itself was how I started that review. That word is pretty perfect to describe the series up to this point. These books are the can’t put down type that keep you turning pages and then you want more. I would classify them as older young adult science ...more
AW Teen and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Future Threat. This is my honest opinion of the book.

It has been six months since the Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, Chris, and two other teenagers to the future on a secret mission. Trying to get her life back on track, which includes dealing with the aftermath of her trip to the future timeline, Elena is forced into working for the company again. When the future trip has deadly implications, how far will Elena and the rest of
Mallory 2/3
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Future Threat is one of my favorite books. The entire book was filled with action and drama. Usually books will have a section that is dull, or has no action. This book was not like that. If you have read the first book in this series, (Future Shock) or you are into futuristic type books, you should definitely read this.
Boundless Book Reviews
I voluntarily received a copy of Future Threat, in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to love Future Threat. I loved the first in this series. It was new, it was unique. It was awesome.

Future Threat was a really intense read, but it fell a little short for me. They had to go back to the future numerous times. I was frustrated with them! I was like, no! don’t do it. I felt like every time they were going to mess something else up. But something that Briggs did that was pretty great was
Candace Wondrak
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I requested this book not knowing that it was not the first, but second (?) book in the series. Future Shock is the first, I believe. The reason I requested it was that it sounded very different from any book I've read recently. I'm a big fan of paranormal/fantasy, but every now and then it's good to branch off and get some different stories. Time travel is one of those cool sci-fi things that never gets old. Continuum? Terra Nova? Legends of Tomorrow? I watch/ed all those shows, even if they ...more
Cassie James
Thanks to Albert Whitman and Company for giving me an ARC, It doesn't change my opinion on this book in any way.

I was really excited to read Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs because I absolutely loved the first book. Elena's story has intrigued me from the very beginning, her adventures never stopped exciting me and Future Threat was a spectacular sequel. I wondered how Future Threat could match it's predecessor but it actually surpassed it on the scale of awesomeness.
Another day another
Dec 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

I was very excited about Future Threat, because the first book was so much fun! Well, this sequel is good, but it was missing connection for me. Elena, Adam, and Chris have been going about their lives for the past six months. It hasn't been easy, particularly because Elena is suffering from PTSD and her eidetic memory is making the flashbacks worse. But then Aether Corp sucks them back in. They swear this will be the last time that they send the teens into
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nbrc-wobble
Received from NetGalley for my honest review ~ more detailed review to come.

When I read the first one, I thought it was a stand alone. I'm glad it wasn't and this one was just as enjoyable. There were some spots I didn't like, like she didn't know something before it showed up in front of her face, but oh well. :) Really super enjoyable. If no more, would love ot see a short story book about the future and where things went and how it was changed and stayed same.
Lissa Rice
**4 Boundless Stars** Full Review and rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
I won the first book in this series, Future Shock ("FS"), at the end of Spring last year, not long after it had been released. I had put FS on my TBR from the moment I first heard of it, because I am a sucker for time travel books (and seeing the cover clinched it for me, I will not lie). I will read anything and everything having to do with the idea of traveling through time (as well as to other worlds/universes)! Something about the concept captured my imagination when I was young and never ...more
Jennifer Wadsworth
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Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a true young adult novel - no sex, graphic violence, or harsh language. I would have no issues handing this to either, or both, of my children to read. Also, I have not read anything by Elizabeth prior to this book - including the 1st novel in the series - so this can be read as a stand alone if desired.

This story line addresses the age-old question of time travel affecting both past and future realities. How little a change is necessary to completely warp not only the future, but also
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, scifi
I loved the first book in this trilogy, so after we read some of Briggs' New Adult Romances it was time to dive into book two of this YA trilogy.

And this is yet another cool read.

I will confess that I thought the time traveling got a bit... dodgy. Looking at the fact that the future constantly changes by things Elena and the others do, I think that some of the things that happened in this story shouldn't be possible. It sure made me raise and eyebrow at times.

It's a credit to Briggs' writing and
Jeanne Boyarsky
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
If time travel is good, three trips through time must be better. It was cool seeing the three visions for the future. I also liked the interaction between Future Elena and current Elena. The new characters helped too although some of them were more in the background.

The plot mechanism for getting them to go back each time worked. Elena gets a promise that Aether will leave them alone after that. Even the competing company is covered.

The compounding tech is well thought out. So flexis are old and
Ryan H
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is time travelling at its best!! There is definitely no sophomore slump in the continuation of the future shock series. This book was very well written and even very well performed as well. Without giving too much away all the timelines were very sequential and done very well. How can you not love the characters in this book. You are rooting for our heroes and you get to meet another ragtag group who are just as lovable. There is lots of twists and turns and this one will take you on ...more
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Well, I liked this one less than the first. This one felt like all action and no character development. I'm going to try and be vague here, but I felt that the "clues" that led Elana to the truth in the end were thin, at best. Not only that, but they were SO tiny that the reader would never had caught them. And even those clues weren't really anything that couldn't be chalked up to someone else's bad memory. To a certain extent, it makes sense with her fantastic memory, but mostly it just was a ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Maybe 3.5 stars.

I'm a sucker for time-travel, and this is a novel twist of travel into-the-future, and bringing that info/data back in the past to change the future timeline (thus every time you visit the future, the future changes).

So the 2nd book continues that plot line, and we see how the future can rapidly change, and even potentially fix the past/present by seeing something bad in the future that can be avoided. Plus mix in a paradox. Plus mix in how the future selves realize that these
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Elizabeth Briggs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Future Shock trilogy and the Chasing The Dream series. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. Find her online at

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