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Lissa's Review: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs


Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Released: April 5, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery

Length: 225 pages

Format: ebook , hardback, audiobook

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Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life--or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.

Five Boundless Stars

Elena, is a foster kid with an incredible memory. Every detail she can remember. One fateful day a knock comes at the door with an offer she can't refuse. With only days left, before getting kicked out of her home. She signs on the dotted line.

This is a thrilling, heart racing, and intense ride. Five teens sent to the future, trying to find information. For a company, that may not be telling the whole truth But they only have 24 hrs to fix anything that happens in the past. But can it be fixed?

Briggs takes you to another world. She doesn't miss a beat and your on this crazy ride with all five of them. They were taken for their strengths but I don't think they could of imagined what was going to happen. I was on he edge of my seat from the beginning. I had to know what was going to happen and their lives were really hanging on the truth.

The mystery involved in this story, is truly fantastic. I never guessed the end while reading. I feel that's really important. I wish I knew what's going to happen next!

Briggs is an excellent story teller. She weaves a concept and brings it to life. I knew when I saw this book, that I had to read it. I'm glad I was given the opportunity to do so. It was different, unique and what I think the YA world needs.

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