Monday, February 25, 2013

Untimed By Andy Gavin Book Review

Thanks for joining us on the Untimed By Andy Gavin book tour.  We're looking forward to sharing our thoughts about this time travel adventure with you today.  

My Thoughts: 


Andy Gavin's Untimed is an adventure you won't want to put down.  Charlie does not know he can time travel until he tumbles through a hole one afternoon after almost being killed.  Way to grab your attention from the get go . What a way for Charlie to discover who he is.   It isn't very long before he meets a girl Yvaine who is also a time traveler and been at it a lot longer than Charlie.

  Now imagine two kids in new places discovering who they are  and they have the ability to change history if they mess something up. Ugh Oh. Not the most ideal situation there right.  If they screw things up totally (which they manage to do more than once) will they be able to go back and fix things?   Charlie just wants to find his Dad he knows he will have some answers for him and help him sort this mess out.  Yvaine just wants to protect her son Billy.  Together they just want to find a way to fix what has gone wrong and be together.  From past to the future and back again these to time travel to find the answers they are searching for and sometimes to save their very skins. 

Untimed is filled with black and white illustrations through out the book which really add to the thrill of the read.  I love how you see Charlie growing into a man right before your eyes as he finds a real relationship with Yvaine his Miss.  And Yvaine well she's full of sass which makes her a delightful character . 

Together they manage to change history, try to save history and make some history.  Andy Gavin has done a great job weaving real history and fiction into a fun thrilling adventure .   Untimed is the first in a young adult series.   Can't wait to see what happens with Charlie and Yvaine next!!  I have both a 14 and 16 year old and would let either one read it .




About the book:

Untimed is an action-packed time travel novel by Andy Gavin, author of The Darkening Dream and creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.

As if that were not enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.

Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who the bigger problem is.

When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.

And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!

A lavish production with a cover by acclaimed fantasy artist Cliff Nielsen and twenty one full page interior illustrations by Dave Phillips.


About Andy Gavin
Andy Gavin is an unstoppable storyteller who studied for his Ph.D. at M.I.T. and founded video game developer Naughty Dog, Inc. at the age of fifteen, serving as co-president for two decades. There he created, produced, and directed over a dozen video games, including the award winning and best selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises, selling over 40 million units worldwide. He sleeps little, reads novels and histories, watches media obsessively, travels, and of course, writes.




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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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