Friday, July 12, 2013

Untimed Book Review

I have a really great fantasy book to tell you about called Untimed written by Andy Gavin. This is more of what you would call a Youth Fantasy Book but I still enjoyed it. It got a little technical here and there, but all in all, a good book for you or your teen to read. There is a few sexual scenes but they don't go into detail and leave it pretty much up to the imagination so you shouldn't have a problem with those.
Overview of Book:
Charlie's the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, his own mother can't remember his name. So when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don't take him seriously. Still, this isn't all bad. Who needs school when you can learn about history first hand, like from Ben Franklin himself. And there's this girl...  
Yvaine... another time traveler. All good. Except for the rules: boys only travel into the past and girls only into the future. And the baggage: Yvaine's got a baby boy and more than her share of ex-boyfriends. Still, even if they screw up history - like accidentally let the founding father be killed - they can just time travel and fix it, right? But the future they return to is nothing like Charlie remembers.  
To set things right, he and his scrappy new girlfriend will have to race across the centuries, battling murderous machines from the future, jealous lovers, reluctant parents, and time itself.
This book really hops around a lot so it should satisfy even the most jumpy teen! I figure with this much action going on, they can't get too bored, I know I wasn't. It is actually a very soft read and I love the font size in this book because I never had to squint my eyes once!

Poor Charlie, he can't seem to get a break in life. He wonders why he is so different than other kids, they all have friends and family that really seem in tune with them and Charlie has a mother who I think might have Dementia or something close. It never really says, but she must since she can't remember her son's name.

Then his Dad only comes home twice a year. Which is really odd. He travels around with his younger sister, Sophie, which is also odd until later in the book, when you will find out all sorts of things about the both of them. Charlie's dad is very smart, maybe a little too smart because he talks over people's heads a lot.

Charlie does meet a girl named Yvaine whom he takes an instant liking to. Trouble is, she has another boyfriend and another one that she got pregnant by. Who happens to turn out to be someone in America's most colorful past and quite famous gent. I don't know if this part of the book is true, but it is definitely something I had never heard.

Wouldn't it be weird to travel back in time and meet famous people who shape the world and most specifically, America? Well, that is exactly what Charlie and Yvaine do! If you love fantasy and YA books, then this is going to rock your world!

Happy Reading!

Purchase your copy at AMAZON

Andy Gavin is an unstoppable storyteller who studied for his Ph.D. at M.I.T. and founded video game developer Naughty Dog, Inc. at the age of fifteen, serving as co-president for two decades. There he created, produced, and directed over a dozen video games, including the award winning and best selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises, selling over 40 million units worldwide. He sleeps little, reads novels and histories, watches media obsessively, travels, and of course, writes.
His latest book is the young adult time travel novel, Untimed.
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.