Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blog Tour: The Unintentional Time Traveler by @EverettMaroon

(Time Guardians, #1)

Young Adult Sci-Fi
Date Published:February 24, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Jack Bishop has mad skills with cars and engines, but knows he’ll never get a driver’s license because of his epilepsy. Agreeing to participate in an experimental clinical trial to find new treatments for his disease, he finds himself in a completely different body—that of a girl his age, Jacqueline, who defies the expectations of her era. Since his seizures usually give him spazzed out visions, Jack presumes this is a hallucination. Feeling fearless, he steals a horse, expecting that at any moment he’ll wake back up in the clinical trial lab. When that doesn't happen, Jacqueline falls unexpectedly in love, even as the town in the past becomes swallowed in a fight for its survival. Jack/Jacqueline is caught between two lives and epochs, and must find a way to save everyone around him as well as himself. And all the while, he is losing time, even if he is getting out of algebra class.

My Review

I think the main thing that comes to mind as I think about this book is the fact that the author took a chance and went there. Its like no other time travel novel I've ever read and he really stepped outside of the box with it.

Jack's character has to go through quite a journey during this novel and his evolution as a character really is amazing to read.

Everett Maroon manages to put to use imagery and detail to allow the reader to be swept away in Jack/Jacqueline's worlds. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. 

Everett Maroon is a memoirist, pop culture commentator, and speculative fiction writer. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington with his partner and two children, one of whom really wants to get a dog. Everett tweets at @everettmaroon and blogs at

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