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Book Review/1st Chapter Reveal-YA Novel-Untimed–Andy Gavin

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


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This YA time travel novel will also be enjoyed by adults. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I would suggest that before you hand it over to your YA you read it-there are portions that you might not want your child reading depending on their sophistication level. I would have no trouble handing it over, but then, we are all different. Some of the scenes are a tiny bit risqué.

The story revolves around Charlie, a young boy who is being raised by his normal Mom and his mostly missing but when he is there his not so normal but loving father. Unfortunately Charlie takes after his father but is never told what this entails. He falls into (literally) a time hole and meets a young girl (with a baby) just like him—The Clockwork men are forever trying to do away with the duo but through trial and error Charlie and Yvaine prevail. Of course they do make a couple of mistakes and alter history—but they go back and try to rectify these errors. Good ol’ Dad and Aunt Sophie to the rescue—Thank heavens!!


First Chapter Reveal: Click here for Chapters 1 & 2


From the back of the 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 can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Nobel

About the Author:


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.

Visit his website at www.andy-gavin-author.com, Goodreads and Facebook for more about the author and all his books!








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31 comments :

My Journey With Candida said...

Sounds like a very interesting read. Hmmmmm... Time Travel!

Victoria said...

I have head YA novels are good so I will definitely be checking this out.

Rita VonCoupon said...

I don't really read many young adult novels because often I feel like they are unrelatable. Maybe I'll check this one out though.

Heidi Bee said...

Sounds fascinating! There are a lot of YA novels I prefer over books geared toward adults!

Becca said...

Sounds like a good one! I agree that with all books, you should read them first (just like you would watch a movie first) before letting your kid read it!

Corinne Schmitt said...

This sounds like a fun read! I read a lot of YA, presumably to screen them for my kids (but secretly, I really enjoy the genre).

Cindy Batchelor said...

Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a wonderful read! xo xo

Jennifer Williams said...

I have never gotten into the time travel books, my oldest son loves them and I bet he would really like this. I will add it to his summer reading list.

Lexie Lane said...

Nowadays it seems most information for our teens have to be censored. This sounds like a really great book. Love how well you always introduce them!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Sounds like a great read, I do look teen books from time to time :) x

Renée Chapman said...

i cant wait to read this book it looks great!

Lisa Weidknecht said...

I just might have to find the time to read this one!

Healy Harpster said...

I like the book cover and to read the story!

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I have never read a time travel book....but there is always a first time for everything, right?!

Nicole A. said...

This sounds like a fun read.

Kim Croisant said...

Sounds like a great read.

Pam said...

I no longer have young adults in the home but I will pass this along. Sounds great!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

I love YA. It could be considered a weakness. They are most often refreshing, fun reads, and actually make up most of what I tend to read.

becca said...

not cool these single chapter post are killing me I need to know what happens

Christy Maurer said...

That sounds really good! Love the time travel idea.

Cynthia Landrie said...

Sounds like a great book!

Melinda Dunne said...

My son is loving the YA genre right now. I will have to share this book with him.

Mamalicious RAOM said...

This looks like something my YA and I would enjoy. We read Nick of time and really enjoyed it this should be a great adventure.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

Time travel is always a great theme for a book. Esp when you go back and meet your mom lol

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds like another great book to read. I love the time travel theme.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I haven't read a YA novel for quite some time now. Maybe it's time to read one. :)

April M. said...

That is really cool. travelling back in time is the best way to learn history. I wish I could. LOL

This is great for teens or teens at heart like me.

nova hedges said...

I think that books looks interesting and the insight you shared as well. Sci-fi novel is mostly what I am into. Thank you for sharing.

Akhil Sharma said...

i really like novels especially if it is related to time travel...well i am going to write about time travel on my blog, lets see how it works, by the way nice review:)

Tess said...

I love the first chapter preview. I would love to read this book for myself!

amiableamy said...

The author is truly genius. At 15 he already made a huge achievement compared to other teens in his age. Wow!

 
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