Hardcover: 334 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, Jan 17, 2012
I really enjoyed this. It's not a perfect book and it slogs a bit through the middle. I think the brouhaha that revolved around a paragraph was definitely taken out of context. After that scene you never see that roommate again. I definitely recommend this book. The twists and turns are exciting.
Jackson Meyer is a sophomore in college and dating a freshman, Holly. However, a few months earlier, Jackson found out that he could time travel. To Jackson, it's just a fun thing that he and his friend Adam try to figure out. But things go awry when goons bust into Holly's dorm and fire a shot that could be fatal. Freaking out, Jackson somehow jumps back to 2007 and can't seem to get back to his normal time frame. From there he tries to learn about thing that brought the goons to the dorm and why they were after him.
This book is not The Time Traveler's Wife. It's not as meticulously plotted as that book is, but this book is a good, fun read. Like I mentioned above, it slogs a bit in the middle because you want to know what is going on in 2009 while Jackson is trapped in 2007. He does some interesting time travel and you find out more about his life when he was younger. He has a twin sister who has since passed away. A father who may or may not be what he thinks he is. Everything that Jackson thought he knew, he is finding out that is not the case. But the only thing that matters to Jackson is that he save Holly.
Julie Cross' debut novel is ambitious and she pulls it off quite well. There's been a lot of publicity for this book and even I've been pushing this book. It's a fun read, you'll really enjoy Jackson, he is definitely dreamboaty. I only gave this four parasols because of the slog in the middle, but once you get through that, it's a wonderful book.