The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
First off, I have wanted to read this book since it came out. So, I swapped someone for it, then I read it. But I just have some questions...why was this book supposed to be 'so big' with a Summit entertainment movie optioned, and a 250, 000 first edition printing, but I've never read any reviews on it, or heard anything about it other than, "It's about time-travelers.". I really would like to know. Why did a book that was optioned to be so big just kind of fail?
I'll tell you why. It gives people headaches. My head is absolutely pounding right now. Like Boom Boom Boom, Ouch. It's pounding because it's science-fiction/spy...which seriously doesn't make sense to me. The action was a little too fast--it had me skimming pages--and the science-fiction was just a tad bit too sciency. Don't get me wrong, I love the occasional sci-fi book, but I'd like to be able to understand what they're talking about. Otherwise, it just goes over my head.
And I wanted so bad to be able to understand this one, but it was just too much. I apologize to the author. I really wanted to like it. I really did. But I couldn't. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, just...my head hurts so much right now.
It's not that the characters were bad, it's not that the plot was bad, it's just that the book had an overall undecided feel. I could see where this book would be a good movie, and it would probably remind me of Inception (which I love). But what works in movies can never work in books. This book just left me un-fulfilled, and at the risk of book-bashing, I can't say more.