Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Future Threat (Future Shock #2) by Elizabeth Briggs



Goodreads Review




Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information--but not everyone made it back to the present alive. Now Elena's dealing with her survivor's guilt and trying to make her relationship with Adam work. All she knows for sure is that she's done with time travel and Aether Corporation.

But Aether's not done with her--or Adam, or fellow survivor Chris. The travelers on Aether's latest mission to the future have gone missing, and Elena and her friends are drafted into the rescue effort. They arrive in a future that's amazingly advanced, thanks to Aether Corporation's reverse-engineered technology. The mission has deadly consequences, though, and they return to the future to try to alter the course of events.

But the future is different yet again. Now every trip through time reveals new complications, and more lives lost--or never born. Elena and Adam must risk everything--including their relationship--to save their friends.

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Future Shock trilogy.


What. A. Ride.

The only thing that matters is now.

This is a fast paced, action packed book with twists and turns to the plot that you never see a coming. Well unless you are me. Called it but hey I still love every moment of this book well nearly every moment. As my main problem with everything that is going on in the book is Elena.

Elena as a female lead is strong. She has a strong sense of honor and morals otherwise she wouldn’t have done everything that she did in the book. I personally think that it could have been done without all the self-flagellating she was doing. After a while it got tiresome. Oh, and why she kept on pushing Adam away. Adam has the patience of a frigging saint.

The newly introduced characters make up for Elena’s martyrdom without a doubt and fingers crossed we get to see them in the next book. Which is 2018.

The story has you on the edge of your seat it is so gripping that you don’t want to put it down. That is saying something on my part because it is YA. YA and I have a somewhat difficult relationship. But due to the time travel element and that there is a dystopian feel with a dash of science fiction added that makes it even more engaging and enticing then it did to begin with.

It was also so refreshing to read a book that was without very little sex. It happens at the end and the Hero Adam is a virgin. Sometime I just need a book without intense sex, you know?

The author did an excellent job in creating alternative futures every single time by showing that even the smallest changes can have a strong impact on everything. This series leaves me wanting more. The last book is released in 2018. I’m sure I mentioned that but I don’t mind mentioning it again. A reread will be in order.