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Review of Loop By Karen Akins

Review of Loop By Karen AkinsLoop (Loop #1) by Karen Akins
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on October 21st 2014
Genres: YA, Romance
Pages: 324
Source: Purchased Amazon

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 tag-along 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.

In ” An Oyster Shell-

This book was super fun and well written. I would recommend it to anyone. I am looking forward to the sequel. 

The Pearls –

This book has it all; great characterization, an enticing plot, and suck you in setting. This book will definitely take you places all over time nonetheless. My favorite part of the book was Bree’s affinity for fun words. Her little sayings were very cute and added to her fun quirky personality. Though don’t let her sparkling personality diminish that this girl gets down to business. Present Bree and Future Bree who poses to be a bit of an enigma. Splitting a character over time to where you’ve got two different characters really was impressive.

Of course, there is a bit of a love story going on. Time-travel/love it goes together right? Finn is a fun ever-persistent love interest. Which throughs a kink in Bree’s plans and makes the plot even that more enjoyable.

This is just an overall fun book. I give it 4 pearls!


4 Stars

About Karen Akins

Karen Akins writes humorous, light sci-fi for young adults and the young in spirit. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her.

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.

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  • Veronika April 13, 2015, 4:54 am

    Even since reading the Ruby Red trilogy I’ve been on the look out for YA time travel novels. Loop caught my attention a while ago and thankfully I’ve only read positive reviews so far. I’m glad you enjoyed it too. Bree sounds like such a fun character. After reading your review I’m even more excited to read this novel.
    Lovely review. :)

    • Jessica April 16, 2015, 6:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I will try to keep an eye out for more time traveling reads… I was just thinking today, how much I enjoy them and they are not super common.

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