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Archive for the ‘Time Travel’ Category

INVICTUS, by Ryan Graudin

December 7, 2017

The story: Born on a time machine, Farway McCarthy has been “out of time” his whole life. And now it appears that the event caused a tear in the fabric of space/time, and a monstrous phenomenon called The Fade is devouring entire alternate universes–anything ever touched by Farway and his seemingly endless supply of alternative […]


November 17, 2016

The story: On his 12th birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father, challenging him to find and use a time machine that dad invented to go back in time and prevent the accident that will cause his father to die way too young. But time travel is a tricky thing, and of […]

INTO THE DIM, by Janet B. Taylor

April 4, 2016

The story: For more than a hundred years, Hope’s family has hidden a secret: they’re the Viators, able to travel through time–entering The Dim via ancient ley lines in places of power. Her mother has kept all this a secret from her, but when Sarah (supposedly killed in an earthquake overseas) turns up missing, Aunt […]

THE HANGMAN’S REVOLUTION (W.A.R.P. Book 2), by Eoin Colfer

September 29, 2014

The story: Riley and Chevie are back, but there are complications: on her return from Victorian London, Chevie finds herself in the wrong world–a world where an evil plan hatched by WARP agents in 1890s London brought a brutal regime to power, a government that controls everything a hundred years later. Can two kids figure […]

HOUSE OF SECRETS, by Chris Colombus

May 1, 2014

The story: When the Walker kids move with their parents into the ancient, eerie Kristoff House, they instantly suspect something’s not right. And that’s BEFORE they’re attacked by the Wind Witch, their parents go missing, and the entire house is thrust into a crazy mashup of settings taken from the books of Denver Kristoff, an […]

THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN (W.A.R.P. Book 1), by Eoin Colfer

January 27, 2014

The story:  Orphan Riley is apprenticed to a murderer in 1890s London; Chevie just wants to get old enough to join the FBI in the 21st century–but a wormhole, planted in London courtesy of WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program) brings the teens together on a collision course that looks likely to leave both of them […]

SABOTAGED, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

November 4, 2010

In book one of The Missing Series, Found, Jonah and Katherine find out that he’s part of a group of history’s famous children, kidnapped by renegade time travelers.  In Book Two, Sent, they traveled with their friend Chip to medieval England to restore him to his rightful place as a prince.  This time, they run […]

WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead

January 21, 2010

 “I’m coming to save your life … and my own.”  When Miranda starts receiving a series of notes from someone who seems to know her future, it’s a little scary.  But life has to go on:  her best friend Salvador all of a sudden won’t speak to her; she makes friends with Julia but worries that it’s […]

FOUND (first in series: The Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

January 16, 2009

BOOK 2: “SENT” is now available in the Wester Library!   Flashback:  thirteen years ago, a plane appears from nowhere at an airport terminal.  It wasn’t on anyone’s radar, no one was expecting it:  but suddenly, there it was.  When someone goes to help the passengers, they find an entire planeload … of babies.  As […]

THE GOLDEN HOUR series, by Maiya Williams

September 8, 2008

The old hotel at the edge of town is a total wreck … until the Golden Hour, that space between twilight and dark, when it suddenly comes alive.  Nina Popplewell ventures inside to investigate … and disappears!  Her brother Rowan has beaten every video game ever invented – but this time he’s playing for keeps […]