Thursday, March 21, 2013

Untimed by: Andy Gavin

Title: Untimed
Author: Andy Gavin
Publisher: Mascherato
Pages: 325
Format: ebook
Source: Tribute Books


Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.

As if that weren’t enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.

Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who is the bigger problem.

When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.

And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!

My Thoughts: 

Charlie spends most of his time being invisible no one seems to remember his name.  His dad and Aunt pop in and out of his life at the weirdest times.  When a man who appears and looks like a clock with gizmos and gadgets where his stomach should be Charlie follows the man into a mysterious hole and all I can think of is the Rabbit Hole from Alice in Wonderland.

Charlie finds himself in old times, his iphone is now a notepad with pictures and information.  There he meets Yvaine a women who's in 1700 England with a bunch of rag tag thieves reminds me of Oliver Twist.  There Charlie learns that girls who time travel move forward in time and boys go back in time.  I also loved the illustrations in this book so beautifully drawn!

This book was incredible with the adventure and sticky situations Charlie gets into definitely a great time travel adventure book.  One that I'm sure many will come to love!
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Tribute Books said...

Paula, thanks so much for the review. Glad to hear you're looking forward to reading more from Andy :)