Thursday, February 23, 2017

Book Review - Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs

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Review by Suze

Aether Corporation has a time machine and they send teenagers to the future to get information for them. Elena made a trip to a future thirty years from the present together with several others she didn't know at the time. Unfortunately not all of them made it and she's still struggling daily with the results of what she'd been recruited to do. It did have a positive effect too though. She now has money, she has a nice place to live, she can study whatever she wants and she's found a great friend, Chris, and a boyfriend, Adam.

Elena is dealing with a lot of survivor's guilt. She also has a hard time accepting her relationship with Adam, as she's never had anyone good in her life before. When Aether picks her up together with Chris and Adam to go to the future again Elena doesn't want to go. The scientists at Aether want them to find the next team of teenagers, because they didn't make it back to the machine on time and they aren't able to locate them. Aether won't take no for an answer and before she knows it Elena, Chris and Adam are being transferred to the same time once more. It looks completely different though, due to Aether's research the future has become much more technologically advanced. Elena realizes that everything they do will have consequences that can alter the future. Can they retrieve the other team and will they come out unharmed or will time traveling cost her dearly once more?

Future Threat is a fantastic gripping story. Elena is tough. She can fight, she isn't afraid of dangerous situations and she's smart. The teenagers are all gifted, so she isn't the only talented one for a change. Elena's memory is exceptional and Adam is a genius. They have to strategize to get things right and to make sure their trips to the future don't alter their lives in a bad way. Adam is a gentle guy, he's patient and sweet, which makes him ideal for Elena, if only she could let him in. Elena is fierce and she has a lot of skills that come in handy when they have to make fast and complicated plans. I love the way her mind works, she's a true survivor and together with Adam she can make anything happen. The group of teenagers they are trying to find consists of interesting new characters. Elizabeth Briggs makes their stories come to life very well and therefore Future Threat is both compelling and intriguing.

Elizabeth Briggs writes about the future in an amazing and fascinating way. I love the way her mind works and enjoyed reading about her version of the future. Thirty years isn't that far ahead and the changes she makes are often only small and just a few of them are huge. She keeps it pretty subtle and I liked that every adjustment she makes feels realistic. Elizabeth Briggs shares her ideas and creativity in a vivid and detailed way, which makes the story intense and captivating. Future Threat is well written and action-packed, it's a terrific constant adrenaline rush. I love the Future Shock series and highly recommend it.

Advice

Future Threat is the second book of the Future Shock series. If you like action and intelligence combined with a gripping story you will love this series. I'd advise you to read Future Shock before Future Threat if you want to know the full story.
 
About Elizabeth Briggs

 
Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She's the author of the new adult Chasing The Dream series and the upcoming young adult novel Future Shock. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. You can connect with her online at:www.elizabethbriggs.net

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10 comments:

  1. I enjoy these kind of stories even though traveling through time is a scary concept. All the possible repercussions make think it's a bad thing to even try.

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  2. Sounds great. I haven't read a time travel book before :)

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  3. Looks fun! The Rafflecopter code isn't working for some reason (shows a preview page, but no giveaway)...

    --Trix

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  4. I was checking out this series yesterday. It looks perfect for me!

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  5. What a fantastic book! Elena sounds like a very interesting character.

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  6. Elena sounds like a character you can really like.

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  7. This series sounds great! Thank you for the review!

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