by Julie Cross
Release Date: 17 Jan 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Page Count: 334
GoodReads synopsis:Wow, this was a great read! The story is about Jackson and his newly-learned ability to time travel. At first he's only able to travel back in the very recent past for a few minutes at a time. He keeps a journal and experiments with his friend Adam, but finds that it has no effect on the present and no one he comes in contact with during the time travel ever remembers it.
The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
One morning after staying over at his girlfriend, Holly's house, a couple guys in suits barge in, mention something about Jackson's dad and end up shooting Holly. In the panic of it all, Jackson somehow travels back to 2 years prior and he gets stuck. He tries desperately to get back to the present time, but finds himself popping in and out of years even further back in time. During all of the craziness, he realizes how much he really cares for Holly and learns some interesting things about his family. I loved the mystery surrounding his father and the interaction he got to experience with his twin sister that had died years ago. Another thing - isn't the book cover totally rad? Definitely reading the next one in the series!