Loop by Karen Akins Book Review and Giveaway

Loop by Karen Akins Book Review and GiveawayLoop by Karen Akins
Series: Loop #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on 2014-10-21
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher
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At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her. Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.

Relationships are hard, especially when one of you is a time traveler! In Loop, Bree is a shifter from the 23rd century who falls for a 21st century boy. When their time frames get tangled they work together to solve a mystery and try to fix the past.

This book was a blast! Time travel stories don’t always work for me (except, hello Outlander) but this one was so fun and easy to follow along. I liked the humor and mystery, and the futuristic gadgets and slang.

In Loop, Bree is a Shifter who goes to high school to learn to use her time travel talent for good. Her class assignments take her to different centuries to hone her skills, and her microchip keeps her on track. Bree’s mother is also a Shifter – but something went terribly wrong and now she’s in a coma. Desperate to pay her mom’s medical bills, Bree agrees to perform a side gig for extra cash.

On this covert mission, Bree meets Finn. The mission doesn’t work out and Bree leaves something important behind. When Bree returns, Finn seems very familiar with her, maybe too familiar. Future Bree has fallen for Finn, and he is now Bree’s partner in this messy time travel business and stows away to the future.

Loop is a light and breezy adventure. Things get complicated with managing different timelines and versions of the characters. Someone seems out to get Bree, and the mystery brings lots of surprises and adventures.

The romance between Finn and Bree is fresh and sweet. Since the two don’t share the same memories of their relationship, it’s cute to see them find their way together through their time challenges.

Loop is high concept and adventurous but also fun and charming. If you liked the tone of the Hex Hall or Paranormalcy series’ you will probably get a kick out of Loop.

Though Loop ends on a satisfying note, I’m happy to see the adventure continues in Twist!

Look for Loop in stores tomorrow! Thanks to the publisher I have one copy to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Prize is provided by St. Martin’s Griffin and open to US addresses, age 13 and up.

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9 thoughts on “Loop by Karen Akins Book Review and Giveaway

  1. I’m not into science fiction so this probably isn’t for me.

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  2. I love time travel stories (well, particularly The Time Traveler’s Wife and Outlander… I actually can’t think of any others that I have read), so this sounds fabulous to me! Really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing the recommendation!

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  3. Rebecca says:

    I am obsessed with the idea of time travel in books and movies but I usually end up building it up so much in my head that the book does not live up to my expectations. I have heard other really good things about this books so I am crossing my fingers that this series will work for me.

  4. Haley Scully says:

    My favorite time travel book is Outlander. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Christina R. says:

    15thC Italy!!

    And I LOVE all time travel books 🙂

    Thank you so very much 🙂

  6. bn100 says:

    1800s England

  7. Lovely review! I can’t wait to read this one. The romance sounds especially cute, and I love a good time travel story. 🙂

  8. Alisha Sienkiel says:

    I haven’t read a lot of time travel books but I loved Outlander! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  9. Emma A says:

    I would love to travel to the Victorian era, corsets, big, puffy dresses, courting 🙂

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