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Day of the Predator

(TimeRiders #2)

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Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.
Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.

But all three have been given a second chance—to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose—to prevent time travel destroying history . . .

When Maddy mistakenly ope
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 5th 2010 by Puffin
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Darren
Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I read the first book in the series back in February and I loved it. However, now that I have read Day of the Predator, the second book in the series, I can honestly say that I have not been this excited about a series for a long time. As fas as anticipation for 'the next book' goes, I can compare it to how I feel about MG Harris' Joshua Files series and how I felt about the Percy Jackson books. And with Alex Scarrow having signed a nine book deal with Puffin I am looking forward to reliving thi ...more
Stuart
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
"There be dinosaurs here, but not as we know them!"

Welcome one and all to the second book in Alex Scarrow's Timeriders series. I sound a little more upbeat in comparison to the first novel don't I? Well I am. It's much improved.

This time around Liam and his new female meat robot 'Becks' are sent forward in time to rescue a 'future' physicists, Edward Chan, who writes the first paper on theoretical time travel. Let's just say best laid plans are always prone to a mishap or two. It involves a pin
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rachel ☾
I started this months ago but there were a few things that made me put it down and never pick it up again:

• The whole ordeal with Bob Junior being female. All the characters had such a sexist response to the situation. It was baffling. There is no reason the AI even needed to be assigned a human gender in the first place but the fact that the characters legitimately believed it would less capable than Bob was gross and sexist. I cannot believe that they went so far as to consider not sending Bo
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Michelle Madow
I loved the first book in the Time Riders series, and the second was even better! The thing that sticks out to me in these books is how well-researched they are. When dealing with advanced scientific technology and historic details, a lot of research is needed, and Scarrow has clearly spent a lot of time making sure to get the facts straight. Not only does he get them straight, but he explains the science in a way that the average teen will understand what's going on, while also managing to not ...more
Donna
I loved the concept of this book. A group of people from the future recruiting people from the past to fix time whenever there is a breach. Of course, things don't always go according to plan. I loved the new type of dino and how it can mimic and learn from them. I really enjoyed the time waves and the changes made by one simple little act. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series. ...more
MargaretDH
So the last one had Nazis AND zombies, and this one only has dinosaurs. BUT, some of the dinosaurs are super-intelligent.

These books are absolutely bananas ridiculous, and I read them on flights where I know I'll need a good dose of distraction. Sometimes you just want to watch a movie where everything blows up, and this is the written equivalent. These are YA books, and I think there are lots of teens out there that would enjoy these quite a bit. Scarrow is pretty gleeful about plot twists and
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Safiyyah
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the 2nd book of the series. It was incredible!!! Full of adventure of time travelling throughout history. Most chapters shifted from where but also when and which part of history do the Time Riders get themselves "temporarily" stuck in.The ending of this book has left me asking so many questions which I dont know the answer to. Absolutely thrilling!! ...more
Raoufa Ibrahim
Actual rating:4.5
Emma-Jane
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! I loved this - had to really work hard to not race through (skim) as was so desperate to find out what happened... And of course those last few words have my head spinning! NEED the next installment!!!
Phillip III
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoying Scarrow's TimeRider series. The second book was like 12 Monkeys meets Jurassic Park. Time travel, dinosaurs ... assassination plots and secret government agencies!

Cannot wait to dive into book 3.

Phillip Tomasso
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Space
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel, e-books
Good wow. This book is so much better than the first one! The action is intense and relentless, the plot is fantastic and the story line is terrifying. A group of high-school students is accidentally transported back in time to 65 million years BC. They have to find a way to leave a message for the Time Riders, letting them know when they are so they can be rescued - all the while fighting for the lives against a horrific and extremely intelligent species of dinosaur.

Now we've all ready Crichton
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Annabel
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Better than the last one, in places. I felt like the writing flowed a little bit better, although there was still occasional telling rather than showing. One chapter in particular comes to mind where a host is leading some kids round on a field trip, and every line of his is prefaced with: "As I'm sure you're aware..." If they already know it, why tell them? It came across as artificial, but thankfully, I only noticed it this one time- can't be sure, maybe it was in other parts as well.
The chara
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Jason
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013, e-books
3.5 Stars

Day of the Predator, book 2 in the TimeRiders series is a quick and fun read. This adventure has way less time travel and back and forth then the first, but it does have....dinosaurs. This book is a far simpler book, than the first. We get only a very small amount of additional character backstory and world building. The POV's only really flop between Liam and the crew at present day.

This story is about an accident that causes our team to travel way back to dinosaur time. What changes c
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Emily Ross
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Hobby
Gooossshh... it's a long time since I found series that really good ( I guess since Harry Potter, only a few fantasy stories that make me hardly put-down the book until it's finished, that regret it why the adventure come to the end) ... I really-really hope the Indonesian publisher will continue release the whole series, 'coz is so aadicted to find-out more where the adventure will taking the three teenager of Time Riders !!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR FANTASY-MANIA !!

more about this book, just chec
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Cpapas7
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Liam and Bob, the genetically modified superhuman meat robot, are sent to stop the assassination of the man who created a way for time travel to exist Maddy tries to contact them but ends up creating at time portal that accidentally sends them 65 million years into the past and the roaming lands of an undiscovered species of predator. It is up to Liam to save Edward Chan and get him back to the present where he can create his thesis statement but the predators wont be willing to let them go ...more
Anita
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not gonna lie, this was a pretty good book. The plot was excellent, the plot twists were great, and it was all in all quite a hooker. Based on the goodreads reviews and the first two books, I feel like this series gets better with every book. Well, the second was certainly better than the first.

The only thing I would have liked that would have gotten this book a 5th star is better character development. The characters were still a bit dry.

Other than that I highly recommend it.
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Lucas Hamasaki
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
The writing was so amateurish and lazy, I was extremely disappointed. The characters don't talk like real people, it's like they're all robots... which is ironic, because the robots are actually the best characters. They stand out as way more real than the "real" people.

Plot was weak and the twist was CLICHÉ!!!
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love this book, i was always fascinated in dinosaurs and to have an author give us a dinosaurs perspective through Broken Claw was such a unique trait in a book!
loved it, loved it! can't wait for more!!
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Shane Phillips
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kim Kimselius
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best fantasy: Time Riders by Alex Scarrow
When you, as the author of historical adventure books, where the main characters travel in time, find time travel books with historical elements, then I can do nothing but rejoice. Exactly four weeks ago today I started my journey with the main characters Liam, Maddy and Sal.

All three sentenced to death in various disasters, but rescued at the last moment by a time traveler. They meet and are instructed to save the world from a disaster by keeping the tim
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John Thompson
Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. However all three have been given a second chance to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose is to prevent time travel destroying history.

In this book our heroes are tasked with going forward in time to prevent the assassination of a boy who will eventually develop the mathematical theories that will become the cornerstone of time travel
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Letta99
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Joel Duncan
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not a re-reader...

What's the point when there's so many more books out there to explore? TimeRiders is my only exception to the rule. This is why:

The characters are really unique and I have thought about them for years after I finished the series the first time.

The subjects are so well researched. So much so that not only are the plots entertaining but they're also educational. If history was taught in this way, I might have learnt more in school.

Time-travel is just my favourite thing to r
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Eliana Witek
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Teens, Ages 14+, non-squeamish people, Jurassic Park/World lovers
2.8 stars

There were definitely aspects of this book that I liked, especially the parts with the dinosaur/lizard creatures and some other elements of the plot that I won't mention because spoilers. ALSO THE PLOT TWIST AT THE END HAS ME SHOOK NOW I QUESTION EVERYTHING.

That being said, this book does not live up to the first one plot wise. I was expecting that since I read some other reviews saying this book was one of the less good ones. I almost felt like this book was a "bridge" from the first t
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Lina
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Robin
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Lauren White
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sophie Constable
I don't quite know why it took me so long to pick up and read this book. I had read the first book in the series as a child and always wanted to read the rest but for some reason never did and recently I bought this book on my kindle and have been wanting to read it ever since. These books are honestly just so fun. I love time travel as a trope and I think this series might have been one of the first times I was ever really introduced to it in books. This instalment was brilliant and I really en ...more
Shaan Jagtiani
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The day of predator is the second book of the Time riders series and is a continuation of the first book but this time Sal, Liam and Maddy have a new problem. During the book Maddy opens the time window by mistake which led to Liam being sent sixty five million years in the past when dinosaurs used to live. Liam had only a slight chance of survival and the only way to do that was to contact Sal and Maddy without changing history or dying by prehistoric creatures. This book was amazing and I high ...more
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