Title: 15 Minutes
Series: The Rewind Agency, #1
Author: Jill Cooper
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: June 9th, 2013
Length: 234 pages
15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.
But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.
The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend.
Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.
15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn’t understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.
15 Minutes is definitely a fast-paced thriller with tons of twists that kept me guessing. Unfortunately, at some point it crossed from twisty into ridiculous (and favored conveniently implausible instead of being clever). It also got lost in a love triangle of sorts, about thirteen times too many. I was disappointed that the author had such a promising start and devolved. I will not be continuing the series- to be honest, it was very nearly a DNF, but I had a long plane ride and a lot of stubbornness.
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