Summary from Goodreads: Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here! History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!
When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel -- a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring -- they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!
I have normally liked the books I've read by James Dashner, but I have to confess that I wasn't able to finish this one. I thought that the two friends Dak and Sera worked, along with their lives, but this book was just confusing. I only was able to get through about 30 pages before becoming so confused that I didn't want to read any more. This book is kind of a dystopian book for young readers. The world is still around, but something's happened, I didn't even understand what had happened. The book talks about the SQ, and never explains what it is. The final straw for me was when there was an earthquake when the kids were at a museum on a field trip. You would think the next chapter would talk about how the kids had escaped the museum, wrong, just so confusing. I had an advanced copy to read, so hopefully they fixed some of these issues in the actual book.
I thought it would be good to see what our 12 year old thought, because this book was written for her age group. She brought it back to me the next day, unable to finish it and her complaints about this book were almost exactly the same as mine.
Labels: James Dashner, middle grade book