Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rewinder By Brett Battles|Review

Rewinder (Rewinder #1)
Published by CreateSpace on August 21st, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 300
Format: eBook

You will never read Denny Younger’s name in any history book, will never know what he's done. But even if you did, you’d never believe it. The world as you know it wouldn't be the same without him. Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it. A Rewinder's job is to observe history. In person. Embracing his new duties with enthusiasm, Denny witnesses things he could never even imagine before. But as exciting as the adventures into the past are, there are dangers, too. For even the smallest error can have consequences. Life-altering consequences. Time, after all, is merely a reference point.

My Thoughts

This is the first time travel book that I have read in a very long time. I absolutely love history and science fiction, but for some reason, I’m not a big fan of time travel. I have to be honest, it took a lot of effort for me to get through this book. The writing was great and the world building was phenomenal. However, I found myself feeling disappointed in the end. The underdeveloped, cliche characters did not draw me in. Neither did the alarming plot holes drifting around in the book. If you’re going to write about time travel, then, at least, know how it works and how one slight change can affect the world. Although the plot had incredible potential; however, the story was nothing but predictable. The character’s actions seemed too thought out as if they were compelled to do something to help drive the plot. I understand Younger’s fascination with our world, but I see those kinds of things every day. What I really wanted to see what more of New Cardiff and the classes. Although, I am a little over the whole separation of classes. The writing style was another reason why I didn’t enjoy this book. It was choppy, clunky, and awkward. The incessant thoughts and strange wording destroyed the flow.

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