Monday, November 10, 2014

MMGM book review: Time Square-The Shift by S.W. Lothian

From the publisher:

Imagine this. Your dad is a part-time archaeologist who has a tendency to discover things. One day, he comes home from an expedition with a crusty old relic, and dumps it in the basement. You’d probably think everything would be fine and dandy, but that’s where you’re wrong. Because that’s precisely when all the trouble started.

It’s 1930, and Lewis and Eva Hudson are a couple of twin teens with just such a dad. Then, on a chilly wintry day in Washington D.C., the three of them mysteriously disappear into thin air, without a trace.

Throw in a weird and mysterious rival with a point to prove, add a looming disaster that threatens to break time itself, and pretty soon they’re smack bang in the front seat of a roller-coaster to doomsville.

My thoughts:

I read this book on my e-reader this summer, while on a long road trip. I couldn't think of a better book to read--Time Square-The Shift had me hooked from the beginning. I found myself reading portions out loud, making my kids laugh with me.

S.W. Lothian has truly captured that MG audience in this book. I heard the next in the series just came out, so I can get back to the fun...

***Be sure to stop by this blog Friday, when Linc interviews Lewis and Eva for the character book club!***


  1. What a fun concept! I'm adding this one to my TBR list. The setting and time period along with the fun sounding mystery have me wanting to get his one today. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Fleur, a fun-filled time travel book on a long road trip sounds like more fun. I haven't read any good YA in some years. I'll look out for this particular book. I think dads make good archaeologists, at least in the movies.

  3. It's a fun series! And you're right, Prashant: archeologists make for good story material...

  4. I love this cover! The book sounds so interesting. It would be cool to have a dad who is an archaeologist. :) I can't wait to find out why they disappeared into thin air! Awesome that you read parts of this aloud on your trip. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Jess! It's a fun series for sure :-)