Infinite Time by HJ Lawson

 
Young Adult Sci-Fi
Date Published: June 1, 2016
 

Save the girl.
Save the day.
Save yourself.

The mission sounds easy enough, but it is anything but easy for Parker Jenkins. Yesterday, ordinary, poverty-stricken Parker was an ordinary high school kid, getting bullied relentlessly and trying to get by. Today, he’s a time traveler with gifted powers expected to carry out the extraordinary. Teaming up with another time traveler, Scarlet, they must save an innocent girl on the run before the villains kill them all. If they don’t, their present-day selves will die. But can the ordinary perform the extraordinary? 

 

review

Rating: 4 out of 5 Hearts
Review: Part “Matrix”, part “Inception”, part “Looper”, and part typical high school drama, Infinite Time is the story of ordinary Parker Jenkins, a gamer geek who is frequently tormented and bullied by his classmates. Reeling in the face of the death of his father and the subsequent drastic changes in the personality of his mother and her re-marriage, Parker finds himself forced to face almost daily bullying because of his attraction to one of his classmates. With his friends Douglas and Kimi, Parker manages to keep himself together until, one night, in his quest to wean himself off of the sleeping pills he’s been forced to take since his father died, Parker comes to find out that he is almost the polar opposite of “ordinary”.
Because YA fiction tends to, as its norm, be a blend of various genres, novels can muddied and confusing. This novel approached that because I felt like it had a LOT going on. Parker’s “specialness” seemed to come almost out of nowhere for me because there was minimal foreshadowing to indicate that there might be something going on beyond the typical teenager who is dealing with bullying and the death of a parent (except for the fact that it’s mentioned in the synopsis of the book). The narration spends an extraordinary amount of time dealing with Parker’s attraction to Clara when it has actually not a lot to do with the plot of the book except it makes Parker an easy target for her boyfriend, Travis. If his crush has more to do with the plot, the threads are not as tightly woven in as I would have liked.
The story is still quite interesting and I am willing to give further installments in the series a go. I’d like to see more about Douglas, because he seemed like a very interesting character that we didn’t get to learn too much about. As I said, this is a young adult novel, and while there are some scenes of peril, it should still be appropriate for the age group.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
 
HJLawson is an English author who currently resides in New York. When she’s not writing, she spends her watching movies and hanging out with her family. She is the author of the following young adult books: The War Kids Series and The Sanction Series.

 

Contact Information

Website: www.hjlawson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HJLawson1/

Twitter: @hjlawson1

Check out HJ Lawson’s novel Anonymous on Kindle Scout:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/OV38P5DYHJ79

 

Purchase Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DQ6UBUS

 

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