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After her father's death in a plane crash, Miranda Woodward's life begins to unravel. On her sixteenth birthday, Miranda receives a mysterious gift: a small wooden box containing a needle and spool of gossamer golden thread, left behind by her father, which begins a chain of events that soon leave her life in chaos. Her pet cat is replaced with another, her teachers don’t have her on their roll call at school, even her closest friends forget who she is. When her mother vanishes into thin air, Miranda becomes desperate for answers. She follows clues to a meet a man known only as the Tailor. With his help, she must find a way to fix her life before it’s too late.

338 pages, Paperback

Published October 16, 2017

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Joanna Volavka

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Joanna currently lives in southern California with her husband, two cats, and extensive book collection. She is on staff with the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club and spends her time writing or traveling as often as possible. She loves national parks, wildlife conservation, geeky conventions, and weird roadside attractions. She knows that Han shot first. Joanna still hasn’t decided what she’s going to be when she grows up, though she suspects it will probably be herself.

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Profile Image for Alice-Elizabeth (Prolific Reader Alice).
1,151 reviews154 followers
March 6, 2018
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Threadwalkers was the YA novel that I am super pleased to have read since after reading some recent novels in the YA group that I hadn’t enjoyed much, this storyline was creepy with some intriguing characters. When her father dies in an accident, his daughter Miranda gets this gift which completely transforms her life. No-one can remember her existence and everything feels out of place. After her mother goes missing, she connects with the Tailor who has a mysterious life of his own but only him can help Miranda. I loved the time travel aspect as well as the story’s pacing, Miranda at times was a tricky character to connect with. Visual, scary and… no romance! This is the read that I generally did need at this time.
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259 reviews5 followers
October 24, 2017
A fantastic adventure!!

I loved, loved this book. I enjoyed my adventure with Miranda and was sad when it ended. Great book and I highly recommend it to everyone. 💜💜
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20 reviews10 followers
October 23, 2017
A brilliant debut novel by Joanna Volavka, with good pacing and an excellent story. I’m not usually a massive YA reader but I’m glad I made the exception for this. The time travel elements are ingenious and was glad to see a strong female protagonist with good friends not side tracked by a romantic subplot. A must read for any sci-fi fans
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28 reviews19 followers
October 16, 2017
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for review.

Threadwalks by Joanna Volavka is an immensely fun and engaging read. She creates a world that is immediately easy to get lost in, and has you wanting to know more with every sentence that goes by.

As you step into the world of Threadwalkers, you are greeted with stunning descriptions of Autumn and you might just find yourself ready to head to the nearest corn maze. You meet some lovely characters, with adorable traditions and before you realize it, you find yourself caring about what happens to Miranda.

Now, when it comes to science fiction, I can be quite picky. While I love the entire genre, I am often pulled to sci-fi stories that contain quite a bit of heart and humanity. I enjoy when a story introduces wonderful new ideas and elements, but I also need it to have a human story that grips me and doesn’t let me go. Threadwalkers meets this criteria. The story was captivating, and Joanna expertly puts you in Miranda’s shoes as she goes about her mission. I found myself not wanting to put the book down because I just couldn’t handle not knowing what was about to happen. I stayed up late every night because I simply couldn’t put the book down.

If you’re a fan of science fiction, I definitely suggest this novel. Be sure you’re sipping some yummy chai - it pairs perfectly with the story, just as Joanna said it would.

Happy reading!
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86 reviews
November 17, 2017
The only reason it took me three days to read this book is because I had to adult.

Threadwalkers is a refreshing addition to the YA world. There are hints of A Wrinkle in Time, but it's definitely not a retelling. The plot is clever and well thought out, and the characters are relatable. It's a highly enjoyable sci-fi read, and I highly recommend it!
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131 reviews37 followers
December 21, 2017
A fun, captivating, suspenseful read! With rich characters, setting, & lore, I'd recommend this for anyone who enjoys a good time-travel tale.
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2,156 reviews57 followers
March 9, 2018
**3.5 Stars**
Miranda has been depressed for the last six months since her father died, the one person who really got her and understood the voices she hears. But today is her 16th birthday and she is determined to try and have a good time with her two best friends. But after a night of surprises, fear and disappointment, Miranda heads home. Her mom has a gift for her, something from her father and Miranda unwraps a wooden spool with gorgeous gold thread on it- thread that her mother can't see. Something is going on with Miranda as well as the world, and she has no idea what to do next.

My favorite parts of the story were the random conversations between Miranda, who desperately wants to discover the truths and fins out why her world is spiraling away around her, and the odd characters she encounters on her journey- for example, the Tailor seemed to always speak in the most frustrating of riddles that I found highly entertaining while I was reading the story.

"Wait, you knew my dad?"
"Did we?" Bridget asked, handing the card to the old man.
"But you have him on your file thing."...

"Then I suppose we must know him," the old man said. "Or not."

"This isn't helping!" Miranda glared at them both. The old man returned her gaze.

"You are very impatient."

"You are very confusing," she shot back at him. She realized that it might have been a bad idea to come here looking for answers without having any clear questions.

"Who are you?" He asked, his voice quiet.

"I told you. I'm Miranda. Who are you?" ...

"I am the Tailor."

"Not helping."...

At the beginning of the book I found Miranda to be pretty young acting. Yes, I know she just turned 16, but her emotional state was seriously volatile! That girl went from calm and content, to explosive anger, and then overwhelming sadness in a blink of an eye. I was not really 100% convinced that I was team Miranda and I had no idea how she would cope with the disaster that was thrown her way. I am very happy to report that while her emotional state was still pretty intense, she matured as a character throughout the book, making her capable and competent and able to solve some super complex mysteries.

​I found Threadwalkers to be a quirky, fast paced mystery adventure, completely unique from anything else. ​Based on the ending, this is the first in what I can only guess will be an epic adventure with Miranda leaning more about what she is capable of as well as the mysteries of the world and all the potentials unwinding. I would recommend this to any reader who wants a supernatural adventure, regardless of age since the content was appropriate for anyone.

I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.
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712 reviews51 followers
March 7, 2018
This book has time travel. It has people who want to use that for their own personal gain. Those people are called Editors and they are editing Miranda’s life after her dad dies from a plane crash. Miranda doesn’t know why. But these people want something her dad knows! At every turn, something new happens that wasn’t there before and she has nowhere to go for help until she meets the Tailor. He helps her with only pieces of information, just enough but not enough! And Miranda is frustrated. She loses her best friends and then her cat. Then when things don’t seem right with her mom and her life is in danger, she learns to go thru a snag in time.

She meets new people and is always on the run. She doesn’t know who to trust and is told to trust no one. She finds clues from those she can trust and from her father. She just has to make sense of them and fix her life before she is gone herself.

The story is fast paced. You are always getting an ah-ha moment, when something finally makes sense! The ending leaves you feeling like maybe there could be another book?

Have I confused you enough? Hehe!

If you like science fiction, time travel, golden thread, family, and learning to find your way this might be for you!
Profile Image for Stephanie Jane.
Author 5 books231 followers
March 1, 2018
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Unexpectedly for me, because Young Adult science fiction isn't one of my preferred genres, I absolutely loved reading Threadwalkers! I devoured the whole book pretty much in one sitting, eagerly turning the pages to find out what would happen next. Miranda is a great, realistic protagonist. Feisty and brave, but not unbelievably invincible and I found myself able to empathise with her grief over her parent's death and her confusion at the new world which begins to open up to her. Our teenage years are difficult enough without suddenly realising that even basic laws of reality might not be quite what we always thought they were!

Volavka keeps up an exciting pace throughout Threadwalkers. I loved spotting connections through the time loops and trying to decide who Miranda could trust and who was out to thwart her. Atmospheric scenes and settings are well described so easy to imagine, but without unduly slowing the novel and I loved the idea of the cluttered Tailor's shop. This book would certainly translate well to film or television and I look forward to reading more Joanna Volavka novels in the future.
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Author 2 books8 followers
December 4, 2017
Threadwalkers is a fun read! I could not put this book down. Miranda's adventures through time and space kept me turning the page.
1 review
October 26, 2017
Must read!

Thoroughly enjoyed this journey with Miranda. Definitely looking forward to more books by this author. I'm so glad this book was recommended to me.
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406 reviews8 followers
March 5, 2018
Can I just say wow.. I think we need a series in this book. How it ended and plus the fact that we could go on. So many things to think about and do. Miranda starts off like any other girl turning 16. She can't wait to go do this big thing her two best friends did when they turned 16.

Miranda starts her night off hearing voices again that no one else can hear. Her father told her to never mention it to anyone including her mother. After awhile both of them never brought it up again.
But when her father passes away things change a lot for Miranda.

She learns secrets that her father hid from her. And it takes her on a journey when she realizes the voices she has heard all her life are real and she can walk through time, time travel.
When her friends don't remember her and her mother disappears Miranda starts figuring out why and how. Its up to her to do the task at hand and stop everything from disappearing in her life.
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1,456 reviews11 followers
March 4, 2018
In my limited experience, books concerning time travel make my head hurt.  The implications of even the most minute alteration to a time line; the paradoxes, well, you get the idea.  

For the most part, this book was handled very well.  Very firmly in the Young Adult realm, the characters are engaging and well described.  

Towards the end, I did find myself feeling a little confused about precisely what was going on, and the manner of the ending left me feeling as though there ought to be more to come. I don't, however, know if that is the case.

A decent debut.

I voluntarily reviewed a review copy of this book.
Profile Image for Nancy (The Avid Reader).
2,323 reviews102 followers
March 8, 2018
A few months or so after the death of her father Miranda’s life starts to change. Her life is being edited. No one at school knows who she is. Her name is not on the roll call anymore and none of her teachers know who she is either. Her best friends, Jae and Abby have no clue who Miranda is.

Things at home are being to change as well. Her whole life is falling apart and she has no clue what is going on. When all else fails what do you do? Well you turn to the internet, right? After a little internet snooping, she finds info on someone called the Taylor that may be able to help her. The Taylor introduces Miranda to time-traveling, threadwalking and editing peoples lives.

After finding the Taylor he teaches her how to time-travel and we get to follow Miranda on her trips through time and watch her try to piece her life back together. Not to change things per se but to make things right again so to speak. Miranda’s life is changing and she is determined to find the cause and put it back the way it was before.

I enjoyed reading Threadwalkers from the very first page and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I liked traveling through time with Miranda and meeting all of her new friends. I would like to know more about threadwalking and all the people Miranda met on her journey and what their journeys were and how they became threadwalkers.

I would recommend Threadwalkers to anyone who loves a great adventure or time traveling.
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Author 3 books93 followers
December 1, 2018
3.5 stars.
This is one of the most gripping books I’ve read in a long time.
Though this book started off with a couple of chapters that could have used some more work (dialogue that didn’t quite flow, etc), it quickly became un-put-down-able. I seriously could not stop reading this. It’s nonstop conflict and nonstop “how will she get out of this one?”
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8 reviews
January 16, 2018
Joanna takes the reader on an adventure that to the truly imaginative is perfectly plausible. I highly recommend this book.
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237 reviews
January 1, 2022
Disappointing. I read this for book club or I might not have finished it. The sci-fi premise is interesting (though similar to many other books I've read), but the implementation was awful. The book felt disjointed; the plot was a bunch of scenes that didn't fit together well into a coherent story. I did not like the writing style (although I like plenty of other YA books). And finally, there were so many mistakes in the text that should have been caught by the editor before publication! It was distracting. This read like a rough draft of a story.
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168 reviews22 followers
September 24, 2018
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First of all, I would like to thank the author, Joanna Volavka, for sending me a copy of this book!

This book started off a little bit slow, but it is definitely worth it to keep reading. Once the pace started picking up, I was completely sucked in.

I really like the way Miranda was written. Although the author wrote a realistic account of how a 16-year-old might react to such complex and scary situations, she didn't turn her into a whiner like some YA authors tend to do with teenagers in tough positions.

If you like, sci-fi, you'll love this book. If you don't like sci-fi, you should still totally read this book!

I loved this book! I hope the author writes more about Miranda's adventures! I really want to see what happens next!
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2 reviews
September 21, 2020
Threadwalkers is a YA Sci-Fi novel that follows a teenage girl whose life literally changes before her eyes and her quest to set things right without getting killed or lost in time forever. Volavka sets up a completely new and complex time traveling world that's compelling without being confusing, and a main character who the reader can relate to and root for from page one. Fans of A Wrinkle In Time and Doctor Who should definitely pick this one up. (I read it in a day- could not put it down)
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