The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world. – via GoodReads
I haven’t read too many time traveling novels but I find most of the time you can’t follow the story line. That was not the case with this book. Julie Cross did a wonderful job with going back and forth through time. I never found myself lost in the story at all. I could follow every detail and understood what was going on.
I loved how Jackson continued to pursue the truth and did what was necessary to find out what was going on. He continued to find out more and more about his past and his special abilities. As the book went along, Jackson became stronger and stronger.
Cross did a wonderful job with this book. She kept the reader interested and guessing until the very end. There were lots of surprises throughout the book. When you thought you had it all figured out, Cross would spring another one on you. The author did a wonderful job with all the characters. I especially loved the romance between Jackson and Holly. I could feel how much they were in love and the sacrifice Jackson had to make in the end. Cross is a wonderful writer and I can’t wait to read more of her books.
What I didn’t like about the book is the ending. The ending was pretty sad and I wanted to cry. There were still a lot of questions that weren’t answered.
Any reader who enjoys young adult with time traveling and romance.
You don’t like reading young adult.