~ Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs ~
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA, Fiction
Date of Publication: April 1st 2016 by Albert Whitman & Company
Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life–or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can’t say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she’ll be set for life.
Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates.
Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.
~ My Review ~
Future Shock was a lot of fun with a twist at the end that I did not see coming. And I’m usually not easily surprised by twists, most are too obvious. Not this one. No. I would never have guessed it is was that person.
This book sucked me easily in, because the writing was so easy and – for the loss of a better word – alive.
Another thing that sucked me in was Elena’s POV. I loved Elena’s POV. She was a good person, trying to help everyone. Don’t think she didn’t had her flaws. She did. But they made her human and likeable. Because aren’t we all annoyed by perfect heroines?
The other kids were just as likeable.
I would recommend this book if you are into sci-fi and fantasy with a touch of romance, but be prepared to have your brain blown with all the time travel talk. And I mean that in a good way. Future Shock will make you think.
And the moment when the title starts to make sense. Best feeling in the world.
Rating: 4 stars