Book Review: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner

A Mutiny in Time
Infinity Ring #1
Author: James Dashner
Reading Level: MG/YA
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Released: August 28th 2012
Review Source: Scholastic Inc
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here!History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel -- a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring -- they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!

James Dashner is one of the main reasons why I really enjoy reading. The fact that he can take a kid's book and make it entertaining for a 16 year old high school guy is quite an accomplishment in my book. Based in a darker version of America, Infinity Ring starts off with best friends Dak and Sera who live in a world filled with problems. First there are the environmental problems with the likes of earthquakes, volcanoes, and other global catastrophes. Then there’s the mysterious SQ corporation that seems to own just about everything including the world governments. All of these things are just normal everyday happenings for Dax. Now Dax has very special parents who are scientists and one day Dax and Sera sneak into their lab to discover a time machine. This sends them on an historical journey filled with excitement. In Infinity Ring James Dashner does a great job of simply telling a story. Meant for a younger age group, the book doesn’t have any deep or intellectual moments, but reads like it's supposed to read, which is funny and entertaining. Definitely a book to give to a young kid who is looking for a new and very entertaining series to read.

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