A long time in the future, in a dimension far, far away, Valen (Val) Jump only thought one thing when he heard the dare set by his mean cousin Drake- “I must do it”. Jayce Jump, Valen’s brother thought one thing too – “He has to do it”? When Val agreed to jump through space (something that they shouldn’t do because it is illegal for kids their age), Jayce, Val’s twin, has to come too because they pretty much do everything together. Everything goes good… until they accidentally come by an unknown dimension with a rotting version of Earth (their parents were little kids when they abandoned Earth (or Alpha Earth). and they are still trying to find it again). Their ship is damaged badly. When they hear an SOS call from this Earth, they decide that they will rescue the little girl sending the signal. But what do they do when they rescue someone, but need to be rescued themselves?
This was an exciting book! The dystopian world the Jump boys live in is cool. I like how they live near Jupiter. The space ships, robots, and technology is really cool too. The idea of using holograms to communicate is neat and described well in the story. Jayce is smart and calm. I love that in a main character. Val was the natural daredevil, but has brains. I really like the combo of the two characters. I enjoyed reading this book. The writing style was awesome (Jayce has a great 1st person POV) and I love the idea of the different dimensions and versions of Earth. I can’t wait for a sequel to come out!
Categories: Age 9+