Friday, August 1, 2014

Author Recommendation - Timeloopers: A Strange Machine

So, I rarely do this, but today I’m going to unashamedly gush about a must-read book: A Strange Machine (Timeloopers #1). To give you a very general description of the book, it’s about six prep school seniors, time travel, and reckless behavior. It’s like Gossip Girl meets Back to the Future (only the time travel here is hours or days, not years or decades).

So, part of the reason this is so special is that my amazingly talented fiancé, author Dan Rix, wrote it. But, and more importantly, it is an amazing effing book. Like seriously, ah-may-zing. I had a massive book hangover after I read it, which is rare for me. Below are a list of reasons why you’ve got to pick this book up for a summer read!

1. An Academy full of smart and/or rich kids. Never can you have too much of this in my opinion.

2. Time travel. Wait, wait, wait, before you scamper away—because ew, time travel, really?—you should know that this might actually be the only time travel book I’ve ever gotten into. You know that inherent paradox where if you change the past, the future is altered, thereby making journeying into the past unnecessary (which would then recreate the problem, etc., etc.)? Totally answered and believably so! Also, it enhances the plot, but it doesn’t take over the plot.

3. Teenagers behaving badly. Drinking, partying, relationship issues—it is the smorgasbord of the angsty teen life. And I swear, when you read it, you feel like you’re in high school.

4. Amazing characters. Like seriously, amazing characters. You won’t like them all—which honestly is part of the fun. My favorite? Iris. The one that made me fan myself? Dante. The one I wanted to shake? Sam. You get to be in all their heads, and ugh—so good. I’m fan-girling. I need to stop. But I can’t.

Okay, stopping.

If you’re a fan of The Vanishing Girl, this is a must read! To check out A Strange Machine (Timeloopers #1) on Amazon, click here.

Here’s the book’s description:


When Seattle’s most elite private school becomes the controversial recipient of a prototype supercomputer, senior class prankster and genius computer whizz Cory Holland is determined to hack it . . . that is, if he can find the time between crashing parties and making out with his archenemy’s superhot ex, Samantha.

But Cory soon realizes the spooky coffin-sized machine humming away in his school’s basement isn’t a computer at all. Inside the machine, time appears to cycle in endless loops. Food molds in seconds. Cell phones drain in minutes. Most startlingly, it appears possible to step inside at the end of the loop . . . and step out into the past.

But when the machine delivers a cryptic warning that Samantha died in a car crash, his memories of her instantly begin to vanish—leaving only lingering moments of déjà vu. Someone’s been screwing with the past. Now he must do the unthinkable: alter the timeloop to save the life of the girl he loves, only to forget everything about her.

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Click here to check it out on Amazon!

Hugs and happy reading!
Laura