REVIEW: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

I received a copy of this e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much Albert Whitman & Company for accepting me!

What I really l23536973oved about this book was the casual representation. It’s not every day you see a Latina Mexican teenage girl with tattoos as the main character. Backed up by a bisexual secondary character, the representation was refreshing and really gave the book an added edge.

Some of the plot was rather predictable at times, but it was a fast paced story. And everyone loves a bit of time travel. Mainly set over a 24 hour period, it definitely kept me hooked and wanting to read more.

I think what made this book was the fleshed out characters. Elena, Zoe, Trent and Chris were all great, deep characters. I found Adam wooden and ‘typical’, but he did add an extra aspect to the story. But the relationships and friendships developed, especially Chris and Trent, really made the characters likeable and interesting.

While this book didn’t really stand out, it was a good read that kept me interested, and the representation was a breath of fresh air to a genre usually confined to straight white males or Mary Sue characters.

THINGS I LOVED: representation, strong female characters

THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE: typical romance with a rather boring male character…

Rating: three-stars


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