“The hauntingly evocative prose seduced me, the compellingly ...more
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 ...more
Right off the bat I loved Ash, and he was very developed. I wanted to shake him a few times for not speaking up about certain things, but I can let that slide! Dorothy, on the other hand, I just could not connect with this girl one bit! I get she had a ...more
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. ...more
8 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)
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), former
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 justworks, and this one does. Even though most of the characters could not possibly be more different from one another, they were an incredible team ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 that I ...more
“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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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 this ...more
Stolen Time has a very interesting premise. I was captivated when I saw it and this book absolutely delivered. Time Travel has always been one of my favourite genres.
Stolen Time begins in 1913, Dorothy is about to get married to a man she does not love. Dorothy and her mother Loretta are so to speak, Scammers. They lie, scheme and steal from people. On the behest of her mother, Dorothy is being married off to a rich ...more
Source: Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. All thoughts are my own.
I don't have strong feelings on this book, which makes it hard to review. So I'll keep it short.
The writing is the best part of the novel, and I enjoyed it while still wishing for more. Not every sentence matters as much as it should, the dialogue is often contrived, but ultimately ...more