Monday, September 8, 2014

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick: Book Review and Giveaway


Book received at no charge to facilitate review

Edward rarely puts much effort into anything but he does make an effort to bring a rock to school for his assignment. A quick search in his aunt's garden yields what he thinks is a boring rock. The rock turns out to be a Fetch that begins to steal time after it is aroused.

Three of his classmates touch the Fetch and discover they are the only four people who can see time disappearing around them. As they try to make sense of the chaos around them, they lines between their world fade into a dimension of time terrifying and dangerous. They must escape the likes of ghastly witches and formidable panthers while they try to restore the Time Fetch and stop the clock against lost time.

While the four main characters are interesting, it is Edward's pagan aunt who inspires curiosity. Herrick's strong writing makes up for some plot holes and confusion about exactly how the Time Fetch came to be. A fun adventure, sometimes bogged down by lectures about time or references to myths about the Winter Solstice. A solid adventure sure to delight fantasy fans.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Publishing Information
Publisher: Algonquin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-1-61620-453-2
Ages: 10 and up

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11 comments:

swlothian.com said...

Cool review. Sounds like an interesting book. Shame the giveaway is US only.

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun fantasy - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

Randi Robinson
My son would love the adventure!

Amanda Nyberg said...

Sounds like a fun adventure!

Lisa Pecora said...

I think she will like the fantasy aspect.

Diana said...

My daughters class would like it because its fantasy
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Heather R said...

My husband is a huge sci fi/fantasy book fan and this would be a great introduction into this book genre for my daughter. She loves to read fictional books and those that have "what if" type scenarios.

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corey1971 said...

My son loves scifi books. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Diane Cooper said...

My grandson who has a wonderful imagination and loves to read would really love this book.

missy schutz said...

I think my son, who is 7 would love the adventure.

AEKZ2 said...

My son would love The Time Fetch because he likes science fiction.

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