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I finished this one a while ago, well almost immediately after it came out but got busy so here is my comments. This one does not suffer from sophomore slump. There is so much to like about this and I will start with the group of main characters. They are so likable and well developed. I was rooting for them all the way through this one. The future landscapes are very well done. Each world was so intricate and detailed it really made the experience of time travel seem real. The technology described in the future is so cool I hope it all comes true and I get to experience it one day. The author does a great job mixing in pop culture references that teenagers and 20 somethings will really get a kick out of. Our main character is really the star of the show with her attitude but softness to her personality really makes you want the best for her. The story is filled with twists and turns it will keep you guessing and personally I couldn't put this one down until I knew what happened next. Erin Spencer kills the narration. It was fabulous and so well done. Her male voices are superb, her tone and direction is so professional and even when she had to relax and be funny she was. Overall a story well told and worth your time. Super excited for book 3 to come out and see where our rag-tag group is taken next.
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Surprisingly, Elizabeth Briggs did not suffer from the dreaded second book syndrome. In fact, Future Threat is even better than Future Shock. It's pretty non-stop action, breathless and tense.
Six months after their return Chris, Elena and Adam get on with their lives when Aether Corporation forces them to do them a favour. To be left alone for the rest of their lives and to be paid handsomely they are coerced to go back to the future and retrieve a new team which has gone awol.
Not surprisingly, everything goes tits up, someone ends up dead. In shock and facing their worst fears, the travellers are trying to return and fix their mistakes.
They fail. Again and again. And every time, the future twists into a darker version of itself while their window of opportunity narrows to an almost non-existent last chance.
I really liked how different the versions of future were depending on their previous choices. I also enjoyed the addition of the new secondary characters. They were crackers!
Adam and Elene made for a cute couple, but their involvement never overwhelmed the plot. I found their struggles with each other pretty realistic as well.
And I adored Chris! Pity he had so little airtime, but maybe next time?
Overall, solid, enjoyable sci-fi YA. Very well-written and superbly narrated on audio. Recommended.