Tuesday, September 17, 2013

[Book Review + Giveaway] 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper

15 Minutes15 Minutes
Jill Cooper
I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life….

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.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

When Lara discovers that she can affect time during her Rewind pleasure jaunts and decides that this would be the perfect chance to save her mother that was killed ten years earlier. When she time travels and gets to reverse the past, she doesn’t realize how much the future would actually change. Suddenly she has a step-father, brother and sister, and living as someone who doesn’t even look like her. She realizes that changing something in the past can influence her entire future and all the good for it can be erased.

I loved 15 Minutes! The plot, the characters, and the twists were absolutely crazy and I love the concept of time traveling that was presented in this book. There were enough romance and thriller to keep this an exciting read that would be perfect for many YA readers. The only thing I thought could be different is having a little more explanation on how the time travel actually happened. It’s more presented as just what is written and I really wanted to see how the author saw time travel happen.  

About the Author

Jill Cooper loves to blend horror, comedy, the supernatural, and love, through her novels. A fan of genre blending, her work strives to cross boundaries, but most of all strives to entertain. She loves soft cuddly cats, warm blankets, and paranormal romances. Jill resides in Massachusetts, is constantly renovating her home that she shares with her husband, young daughter, and two skittish cats. 

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