Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review - Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Title: Future Shock
Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Series: Future Shock #1
Available: Now
Genre: YA/Science Fiction/Time Travel

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Synopsis via Goodreads

What do you do when the future is too late, and the present is counting down to an inevitable moment?

Elena Martinez has street smarts, the ability for perfect recall, and a deadline: if she doesn’t find a job before she turns eighteen, she’ll be homeless. But then she gets an unexpected offer from Aether Corporation, the powerful Los Angeles tech giant. Along with four other recruits—Adam, Chris, Trent, and Zoe—Elena is being sent on a secret mission to bring back data from the future. All they have to do is get Aether the information they need, and the five of them will be set for life. It’s an offer Elena can’t refuse.

But something goes wrong when the time travelers arrive in the future. And they are forced to break the only rule they were given—not to 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—and a murder—from happening. But changing the timeline has deadly consequences too. Who can Elena trust as she fights to save her life?

The first book in an unforgettable series about rewriting your destiny in the city of dreams.

My thoughts

I greatly enjoyed Future Shock. It starred a cast of diverse characters who were all impressively well developed considering the book's length of just 272 pages. The plot was unpredictable and fast paced. The mystery surrounding the team's fate after their return from the future kept me guessing until the end. I just loved this sci-fi, time travel adventure that kept me up until 2am flipping the pages. The author's take on our future world was clever and unique and actually plausible. Main character, foster home regular Elena Martinez, was a super kick ass chick. This is a fabulous series debut. I can't wait for more! 


  1. Glad to hear you liked this. I'm curious about the time travel element. I'll have to check it out.