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Stolen Time

(Dark Stars #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,215 ratings  ·  316 reviews
“Endearing, exciting, and very clever, Danielle Rollins' Stolen Time is the kind of time-travel story I'm always on the lookout for. I know I can't really speak for him, but I feel like Doc Brown would be onboard with this one.”—Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“The hauntingly evocative prose seduced me, the compellingly nu
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by HarperTeen
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Carrie
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins is the first book of the new young adult science fiction fantasy Dark Stars series. This series is a time travel tale with a bit of romance and plenty of action that alternates the point of view between the two main characters, Dorothy and Ash. 

Dorothy is from Seattle in the year 1913, she and her mother are grifters, or con artists. Being raised by a single mother that only knows how to scam men out of all of their wants and needs Dorothy has never known anything
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Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
Thank you HarperTeen for the free (gifted) review copy in exchange for an honest review!

I don't usually read books that involve time travel. In fact, I don't think I've read a science fiction book in a long while. I was pretty intrigued by the synopsis, and I really wanted to see how the story would play out.

I was invested from the first chapter of the book. The writing was easy to follow and even though talk about time travel tends to need a bit of concentration I had no problem following up. T
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Katerina  Kondrenko
7 out of 10

At first, I had a lot of complaints and i'mtiredofYAs, but the ending smoothed them all. Finally, I have the very feeling I used to have when really big cliffhangers happen. Goosebumps, shivers, excitement. I'm alive, people! I'm still bookishly alive! And now I'm sure as hell I need to read the sequel. Maybe even review to come. Yep, I have no time, but maybe I'd steal a little)
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Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
This looks amazing 😍
Nastassja

Real rating: 3.5 stars

Opening scene: A big high tech design lobby. A huge LED screen on the wall. Music blares from the commercial, sounding throughout the lobby.

"Welcome to New Seattle, the year 2077. After the tsunami destroyed half of our city, leaving all lower level buildings under water, we were left almost homeless. Now is the time to come together in the wake of that tragedy and help to create a better world. Join our Time Travellers' Troops of the Western Territories (TTTWT), fo

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Stay Fetters
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yet-again
"A gun was still a gun, no matter how casually it was held. The men who treated their weapons like toys were the ones who really needed to be watched."

Danielle Rollins is one of those authors that never disappoints. And this book is one of the many reasons why she’s one of my favorite authors. When you think something is over, she throws you a curveball that blows your mind. The end of this book is something you won’t ever seem coming and I’m still freaking out about it.

A con artist from 1917 f
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Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight

This was a fun and fast-paced time travel! I read it quite quickly, and enjoyed watching Dorothy adapt to the future! Let's break it down, shall we?

The Things I Liked:

•The characters worked so well together! I love when a group dynamic just works, and this one does. Even though most of the characters could not possibly be more different from one another, they were an incredible t
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Lisa
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, arc
A twisty and fun time travel adventure. The author clearly thought through the biggest holes in time travel scifi (closed loops, grandfather paradox) and added in some super interesting elements.

My biggest beef is with the ending - it made sense in a really impressive way but the motivations weren't there, in my opinion.

I so enjoyed this book - it's well-paced, exciting and romantic. I always felt compelled to keep reading, and I think the storyline was very cleverly unraveled.
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Milena
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
3.5 stars

Stolen Time is an interesting take on time travel and dystopian future that I mostly enjoyed. I liked the way the time travel was explained, it was easy to understand and it made a lot of sense, the author's time travel concept worked really well. I found the pacing of the book a little off. The main story takes place over a few days but it's jam packed with time travel, kidnappings, break-ins and characters, Ash and Dorothy, falling in love with each other by the end of the book. It wa
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Caden
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not usually one for time travel books... BUT OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE! I am shook after reading this book. I honestly cannot get enough of this story, its turns and twists! It was amazing and I am now so impatiently waiting for the sequel! I need that book in my hands!
Vira
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fiction, fantasy
Such a promising (although expected) ending!
Scrill
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
ARC received via Edelweiss for a fair review.

Full RTC.
Annette
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookbox-books
This was a book I never would have discovered myself, let alone buy it. But I'm so glad that it crossed my path! The box was in the bookboxclub from March and it totally lived up to the expectations. And maybe, it was even much better than the blurb on the back suggested.

The plot consisted of a very nice mix of history, dystopia, science, heist and a tight little bit of romance. I have to admit that part of the science went straight over my head, but I assume without a doubt that it makes sense
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Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper

“You won’t die today, he thought. You might be badly maimed. Blinded. Arms and legs might be ripped from your body. But you won’t die.”


I admit I was pretty excited for this new release. The concept sounded so unique and interesting, and since I enjoyed most of the time travel books I’ve read in the past I went with such high hopes, and though there were some things that I really enjoyed about Stolen Time, there were others
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Ashley
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-arc
THAT ENDING! WHAT THE FUCK! Ugggh I can't believe it's over. ...more
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions

“My darling, Alice. When you followed the white rabbit down the rabbit hole, you fell into a world where time was a circle instead of a line.”

Stolen Time was a good start to this new YA sci-fi series. Time Travel has always been one of my favorite genres. So when I first read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book with Time Travel aspect and I really enjoyed this novel. To be honest
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USOM
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Stolen Time is one of those books that will continue to surprise you from the beginning to the end. It is a book about our race against time, our ability to find hope, and to find friends in the most unlikely places. Both Ash and Dorothy have this cunning and sharp edged part of their personality. Whether it be Dorothy's lock picking skills or her inability to believe people could
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Emily Donnellan
Even though I saw the plot twist coming a mile away I really enjoyed this book and the cast of characters.
Monogamist
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
RTC but.... I am screaming MIRACLE!! this book was MIND BLOWING!! sooooo goood!! I have to get the second book now!!!


Here we go:

This book became one of my all time favourite reads. It also made me think about how the cover is so vital for the success of a book. When I bought this book during YALC 2019, I bought it just because it was part of a good bargain, but also because my friend was buying it so, I joined the shopping spree. I honestly put the book away in my pile of TBR, because the cover
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Panna Fox
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always been fascinated by a concept of time travel. I adore books and movies about it. Sometimes I can not understand the logic behind it (hell, I am not sure it exists) and I get a little lost but I still love it. Especially if it is done well. "Stolen Time" is one of these examples. It started slowly, in fact, I thought it will be another silly book attempting to get the subject right. Oh, was I wrong. With every page I was more and more in love and the plot twist at the end... well, I ...more
Nikki
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-box-club
Ooh yes! I went in unsure if I would enjoy this - it sounded a bit like historical romance. But I loved it! It’s definitely more about teams, friendships and time travel, luckily ;)

And that ending!! I have so many thoughts and ALL the questions. I’m pleased to see there appears to be a second book. Though this stands pretty well on its own, it doesn’t answer many questions, so hopefully we’ll learn more in book two!

The plot was fast paced and very enjoyable - the whole concept of how the time tr
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Clare Snow
Time travel and I do not get on. I love the concept, but the details do my head in. Luckily the Professor was there to explain the paradoxes and why you can't go back in time to save someone who's dead. But you can take someone who's missing back to the future. And assemble the crack team from throughout history that is the Chronological Protection Agency.

Everything was going well, until that ending, when my brain exploded. Supposedly I now know (view spoiler)
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Aila
"Time travel meant there were endless options, each filled with their own wonderful, terrible things.
Her heart thrummed inside her chest. She wanted to see them all."


STOLEN TIME was a roller coaster of a book, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page! I absolutely adore time-traveling YA books, so I knew that it would be right up my alley. The characters are dynamics and fun, the settings are engaging and well-constructed, and the plot stays steady and true. This was such a solid success from thi
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Lucy
DNF @ 25%. Lots of things made me not want to read on, including: disabled villain trope, stilted dialogue, instalust, sketchy historical/scientific worldbuilding and painfully obvious foreshadowing to the point where you can SEE the author standing in the background of every scene, waving a sign which reads "THESE CHARACTERS ARE GOING TO FALL IN LOVE, I WANT YOU TO SHIP THEM". ...more
Adam Stone
I'm going to refrain from rating this one as it wouldn't be fair to the author. I started reading it based on the title and cover art before I found out that it was intended for YA which is a Genre I don't normally read. I gave it a go and got about halfway through but I was having trouble identifying with the two main characters and have other books waiting in my to-read list so I think I will move on. I'm sure if I was into YA this book would be fine but it's just not really my thing.

Adam

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Wonda
May 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3...I didn't know if I was going to like this time travel novel, I believe this is my first...I rather enjoyed it! The characters are just like all the other teen novels unfortunately! Pretty sure I am looking at a few love triangles, and the bad boy vs the trying to be good guy...But great storyline!! ...more
Sofia
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm normally not a huge fan of time-travel books, but I really enjoyed this one. I loved all the suspense that was in this book, and enjoyed all the characters. The plot twists were great, and I can't wait to read the next book now. Highly recommend! ...more
Kristen
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY GOOOOOSH THAT WAS GOOD!
Chelsea Anne
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
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