ARC Review: Stolen Time (Dark Stars, #1) by Danielle Rollins

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Stolen Time

Author: Danielle Rollins // Published: February 5, 2019

★★★

Seattle, 1913 // Dorothy is trapped. Forced into an engagement to a wealthy man just so she and her mother can live comfortably for the rest of their days, she’ll do anything to escape. Including sneaking away from her wedding and bolting into the woods to disappear.

New Seattle, 2077 // Ash is on a mission. Rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel—so together they can put things right in their devastated city. But searching for one man means endless jumps through time with no guarantee of success.

When Dorothy collides with Ash, she sees it as her chance to start fresh—she’ll stow away in his plane and begin a new life wherever they land. Then she wakes up in a future that’s been ripped apart by earthquakes and floods; where vicious gangs rule the submerged city streets and a small group of intrepid travelers from across time are fighting against the odds to return things to normal. What Dorothy doesn’t know is that she could hold the key to unraveling the past—and her arrival may spell Ash’s ultimate destruction

 

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Thank you HarperTeen for the free (gifted) review copy in exchange for an honest review!

 

I don’t usually read books that involve time travel. In fact, I don’t think I’ve read a science fiction book in a long while. I was pretty intrigued by the synopsis, and I really wanted to see how the story would play out.

I was invested from the first chapter of the book. The writing was easy to follow and even though talk about time travel tends to need a bit of concentration I had no problem following up. The story was told from two points of view, Dorothy and Ash. Dorothy is from the year 1913, while Ash was a WWI pilot who ended up in 2077. You can already see how interesting this book is.

If you like slow burn romance and lots of friendships, then this is the book for you. I love both those tropes and I loved the way Danielle Rollins wove them into the story. The book was pretty exciting from the start, and only become more so towards the end. There’s talk about time machines and looking for the researcher who created it. I knew something was going on but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I flew through the remaining 100 pages super fast, and the ending of the book shocked me even though I had a slight feeling that it would happen. It just makes you think about where the story will go from there.

This was a great first experience reading something by Danielle Rollins. I’m looking forward to her coming books too!

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Danielle is the author of THE MERCILESS series, and SURVIVE THE NIGHT (as Danielle Vega) as well as BURNING, BREAKING, and the forthcoming STOLEN TIME trilogy (as Danielle Rollins.) She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a cat named Goose.

THE MERCILESS has been acquired by Lionsgate with “Pretty Little Liars” creator I. Marlene King on board to write, and Hannah Macpherson directing.

SURVIVE THE NIGHT has been acquired by Warner Bros. with Pharrell Williams producing, and Tracy Oliver, the writer behind the hit comedy Girls Trip, set to write the script and direct.

Her newest project, the sweeping time travel trilogy STOLEN TIME, was acquired by HarperTeen, at auction in 2016. Foreign rights have already sold in France, Germany, Brazil and Spain.

 


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