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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

*Grabby Hands* Release & Review - Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Title: Future Shock 
Release date:  April 1st, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Aw Teen

About the book:

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.

About the author:

Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She's the author of the new adult Chasing The Dream series and the upcoming young adult novel Future Shock. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. You can connect with her online

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My thoughts:

ARC via NetGalley - THANK YOU!

4 "I want to visit the future" STARS

Elena (my TVD and Stelena heart is singing) is a badass seventeen year old with an eidetic memory who wants a good future -- something not so easy to accomplish with a past (and present) like hers. She'll soon be out of the foster care system and has nothing in sight - no job, no money, no house. When she's recruited by a large company to take part in an experiment for a LOT of money, she says yes. Of course, 'cause the girl has nothing to lose and isn't dumb.

The fact that Elena is truly desperate provides a good enough motive for the way she jumps into the opportunity. I believe most people in her shoes would do the same. Especially if the experiment was to travel to the future. Yay! Future. Who wouldn't want THAT? Sounds pretty perfect so far.

Yeah, right.

Of course shit was bound to happen when they got there, right? 

And a lot of shit DID happen, which means this was one of those books that kept going, going and going until you thought there was nowhere else to go, but it opened up a new road and marched on. Fun, huh?

Elizabeth Briggs brought a future with super cool cars, weird clothing and an Internet device connected to people's brain. Man, I want that last one sooo bad. I remember saying this about her other book - More than Comics (see review here), but I thought the world building needed a little bit more work. Not much, but other than specific details, most of which I've already listed, there could be more about the"30 years from now" world to bring the futuristic image to life. I wish I'd seen more. Maybe that's me wishing the book was a bit longer, which is a good thing, right?

Other than that, Elizabeth wrote likable characters -- I didn't want anything bad to happen to them -- and a story that kept the reader interested and wanting more. I was pleasantly surprised by the big reveal, and I definitely didn't know it'd end that way, so yay for that.

Elizabeth Briggs is a great author, and be it YA or NA, grabbing one of her books is turning out to be always a good choice.


  • 2 winners will receive a finished copy of FUTURE SHOCK, US Only

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*Tour organized by Rock Star Book Tours - Tour Schedule:

Week One:
3/21/2016- The Cover Contessa- Interview
3/22/2016- U.S. - Brazil Book ReviewReview
3/23/2016- A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post
3/24/2016- Andi's ABCsReview
3/25/2016- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Week Two:
3/28/2016- Polished Page-TurnersReview
3/29/2016- Addicted ReadersGuest Post
3/30/2016- 125PagesReview
3/31/2016- Owl Always Be ReadingInterview
4/1/2016- Rachel's Book ReviewsReview

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