Will the world survive Jacobs’s meddling? Or will he do us all a favor and accidentally erase himself from the timeline altogether?
The author admits being heavily influenced by the Back to the Future series, of which I am also a big fan. That movie defined my youth and I wore those VCR tapes out watching them back-to-back over and over again. Though not quite as whimsical as the Doc/Marty duo, the banter between the main characters does tend to keep the mood light. But the pages turned, and although I didn’t care if Jeff, Erica, or pretty much anyone else lived or died, I certainly wanted to know what happened next. I picked up this book expecting a fun read, and it’s exactly what I got.
The story is given a violent shove to get the characters in place. Erica is a little quick to uncover Jeff’s scheme, stressing suspension of disbelief to its breaking point. When something (slightly) unusual comes up in your everyday life, you don’t usually skip to time travel as an explanation; neither do you confront people and accuse them of doing so.
But the occasional awkward character interaction aside, I couldn’t put this book down. If you are a fan of time travel, you will find this story enjoyable. Even better, the first story wraps up nicely and creates a lead-in to what is sure to be an interesting series. If you have time, check it out. If you don’t have time, make time. And if you have a time machine… Quick! Go back in time and write this book before the author does! Rob him blind!