Happy Wednesday! Guess what I get to do today? I get to tell you that Lacey522 won the Disney prize pack for her daughter!
Congratulations! I will be emailing you for your mailing address! Thank you to Disney Press for supplying the prize!
Now on to today’s review!
Time Square: The Shift
by S.W. Lothian
ebook Published March 29, 12014
estimated 152 pages – ages 8+
Available on Amazon – click HERE
Summary- In 1930, Dr. Rex Hudson made the archaeological discovery of the century! He has found an obelisk that, according to Hiram Bingham (an earlier archaeologist), holds the “secret of time”. While examining the obelisk with his twin children Eva and Lewis (13-years-old), they get sucked inside of it. They are inside Time Square – the center of all time. The Hudson’s soon find out that the obelisk is Time Square, and that they now need to bring it back to Machu Picchu – the place that Dr. Hudson found it. They need to teleport back to where the obelisk is, bring it back to the Incan Temple, and go back home, or else time will be ripped apart! Sounds simple, right? But add in the fact that someone stole the obelisk, and that 100’s of time travelers now stuck in places they never intended to be, and things get even more complicated.
What I thought- When I found out Mr. Lothian was writing another series, I was very happy. I am a fan of his first series – The Quest books – to learn more about them, visit Mr. Lothian’s website HERE).
The first book in his new series didn’t disappoint! First of all – bonus points for a very cool cover!
This was a great book. I think it explains how Time Square works (an idea from one of his QUEST books) very well. I like how it shows a scene from a QUEST book (the characters meeting another character). That was a nice touch. Much like Mr. Lothian’s Quest series, this book is packed with action and humor. I really enjoy his writing style. I think he writes for middle-grade kids very well but all ages will enjoy the story. The plot was fun and it makes the reader want to read more. I did get hung up in a few spots thinking – “well why didn’t they just transport back to such and such a time and fix everything,” but overall I think the plot hung together very well. I like the characters of Eva and Lewis. The other characters in the book are great too and many add a lot of humor to the story. I am already adding Book 2 (which isn’t out yet) to my TBR list!