Author: Brenda Pandos
Series: Lost in Time
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Release date: 31st January 2014
Synopsis. (Goodreads) Perfect world. Lies. Blue eyes. When a mysterious guy from the forbidden zone sneaks an illegal slip of paper to a beautiful young girl from Brighton, she must decide if she should turn him in or follow what the note says. Eighteen-year-old Abigail has no trouble following Brighton’s rules. For one, she’s OCD about checking her Date of Death clock latched to her wrist, making sure her decisions never shorten her timeline, and two, she enjoys the peace Brighton has to offer. In no way would she bring on another attack that destroyed earth’s inhabitants. But when her best friend returns from her Advice Meeting--a glimpse into the future--shocked and won’t tell Abby what’s happened, Abby is worried what awaits her glimpse. The stranger with blue eyes knows something, but does Abby dare enter the forbidden zone to get answers? Or is she doomed to live the life set in her glimpse?
Review: 2 out of 5 stars
Glitch is the first book in the Lost in Time series and started off promising, I was intrigued by the unique concept but unfortunately it failed to wow me in the end.
Eighteen year-old Abigail lives in Brighton, behind a wall where the threat of the undead lives; she was to meet her Complement – her future self but received a strange note from a stranger warning her not to attend, the mystery had me curious from the onset but the moment Abby left Brighton and was taken to the forbidden zone everything went downhill, the biggest reason = a severe case of insta-love, she literally fell for Kaden, her kidnapper from the get go.
Abby prior to Kaden was obsessive about checking her date of death watch, she was flirtatious with her best friends brother and she lived by the rules but it all went out the door the moment she fell for Kaden, despite also having feelings initially for his brother Memphis who I did find quite appealing. She was one of those girls who attracted all the boys attention and acted before she thought things through, it was too much.
I think this book could have been amazing but the execution was a let-down; the time travel aspect was jumpy and the lack of details when it came to the complex world Brenda Pandos was trying to build was missing, I was completely baffled by how Abby ‘who was special’ was jumping from one time sequence to the next as well as the background on the sasquatches, glitches and zombies, it didn’t come together smoothly for me at all and I think the Oracle aspect needed further explanation.
This book just wasn’t for me unfortunately, from characters who I didn’t like to a disjointed plot and confusing world-building, it is a series I won’t be continuing with.
Overall, it pains me to rate this book 2 stars as it has received a number of 5 star Goodreads reviews, I think I'm getting a little fussy with dystopians these days after reading so many amazing series.
Thank you to Obsidian Mountain Publishing via Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review Glitch by Brenda Pandos.
About the author: Author Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband, two energetic boys, orange cat and eight chickens. She writes YA Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Post Zombie Apocalypse Dystopian books. Other than writing, she’s most likely trying some crazy thing she spotted on Pinterest. More than anything, she loves to hear from readers, so feel free to email or write on her facebook wall. Visit her at www.brendapandos.com. Join the newsletter and be entered to win $25 monthly: tinyurl.com/mge8zvn Join her fan page:www.Facebook.com/brendapandos Follow her on Twitter:www.Twitter.com/brendapandos