Blog Tour: Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs + giveaway

Blog Tour: Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs + giveawayFuture Threat by Elizabeth Briggs
Series: Future Shock #2
Published by Aw Teen
Published: March 1st 2017
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Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information--but not everyone made it back to the present alive. Now Elena's dealing with her survivor's guilt and trying to make her relationship with Adam work. All she knows for sure is that she's done with time travel and Aether Corporation.

But Aether's not done with her--or Adam, or fellow survivor Chris. The travelers on Aether's latest mission to the future have gone missing, and Elena and her friends are drafted into the rescue effort. They arrive in a future that's amazingly advanced, thanks to Aether Corporation's reverse-engineered technology. The mission has deadly consequences, though, and they return to the future to try to alter the course of events.

But the future is different yet again. Now every trip through time reveals new complications, and more lives lost--or never born. Elena and Adam must risk everything--including their relationship--to save their friends.
The second book in the New York Times bestselling Future Shock trilogy.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

If you know me you know my love for all things time travel and parallel life. I’m a sucker for stories where you get to see the future or what life could have been my making a change. To me these two things really go hand in hand. If someone travels into the future they are now creating a parallel life where this happens and that will change things. It is an endless loop of mind games and questions. And the newest book in the Future Shock trilogy, Future Threat, does just that.

Future Threat takes place 6 months after the end of Future Shock. Elena, Adam and Chris are trying to get back to their normal lives after everything that happened to them and what the Aether Corporation have done to them. But getting back to normal is easier said than done. Each of them struggle with what happened and with the memories they can’t forget, especially Elena. Prepared to never think about Aether or time travel again the 3 of them are once again approached by the company needing their help. Reluctantly the 3 of them travel 30 years into the future to help bring back another team of time travelers. While they are there things don’t go as planned and soon they all find themselves fighting to find a way to fix a future that they could lose forever.

I will say that I found Future Threat predictable. Not in a bad way. I mean I knew how it was all going to go down almost immediately, but I still was on the end of my seat trying to figure out if I was actually wrong or not. I was 100% entertained and interested the whole time. Part of that interest was because of all the parallel worlds that were formed because of changes. I honestly couldn’t stop thinking about them and how each choice these teens made in the future would essentially effect not only the past but the future from that past, if that makes sense. I was fascinated by how things changed so easily from visit to visit and was curious what it would all mean to the main couple, Adam and Elena.

Oh Adam and Elena. Elena killed me in this book. She refused to get out of her own way and I wanted to shake her. Actually I wanted to shake Adam too because it was so obvious what she was doing and he ignored it. They definitely frustrated me. But I also really liked there story and how even when they were being weird with each other they still had each other’s back. That is really important to who they are as characters and I was happy that was still the case. I also really liked how they responded differently to things they saw in their futures and wanted to work to make it all happened.

In the end I really liked this installment of the story. I liked where the characters went and how they changed and learned. And I loved the time travel aspect. The end was a little too cliff hangery for my liking, but just all the more reason to look forward to book 3. Final thought…thumbs up.

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Blog Tour: Future Shock – Elizabeth Briggs + a Giveaway

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Blog Tour: Future Shock – Elizabeth Briggs + a GiveawayFuture Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
Series: Future Shock #1
Published by Aw Teen
Published: April 1st 2016
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four-stars

Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life--or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life.

Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates.

Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.

I’m a time travel/parallel life reading junkie. I seriously can’t get enough of them. So when Karen Akins (author of Loop and Twist, both time travel books) told to read Future Shock I listened. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since I hadn’t heard of the book before she mentioned it. I went in blind in a way and I liked that. What I got in the end was a pretty good character driven story that made you wonder if the future is set or if you really can make a change that will change your destiny.

Future Shock is about Elena, a rough 17 year old Foster kid with an indescribable memory that has been through the ringer. Scared to turn 18 and be aged out of the system Elena is trying to set up be future so she can go to college. When an advanced technology company comes knocking on her door with an offer to sign-up for an experiment and they will pay her a lot of money. With few options available to her Elena agrees only to find out she will be traveling 10 years into the future with 4 others. When things don’t go as planned and they are sent 30 years into the future and not 10 she must figure out who to trust and if the future she learns she does have is changeable.

I really liked the plot/action of Future Shock. Was it perfect? No. But it was quick and fast paced so I was never bored with the story.  I liked how the time travel wasn’t complicated so I didn’t have to keep tying to figure out how it would all work. It all just clicked and made sense for me. There were definite parts that I felt weren’t really handled well and that we’re a little too convenient to work out, but the story was enjoyable so I didn’t let that bug me. What I really liked was the thoughts the plot gave you. While reading you can’t help but wonder if your future is determined no matter what you do or if you can actually change it.

The setting was pretty cool. It wasn’t flying cars and hover-boards, but it was modern LA with some twists. That right there made the story more believable. I wasn’t sitting there the whole time thinking there is no way that would exist or this would exist. Okay, so there were some things that were more wishful thinking but you know what that was okay with me because why not dream. It was cool though to get to travel to familiar settings and places and for it not to be completely taken over by technology. It made it comforting.

By far my favorite part of Future Shock was the characters. To be honest I didn’t like them in the beginning. I felt like they were all over the top and unrealistic. But as the book progressed and I got to know them my feelings started to change which is actually what happened to the characters too. As they got to know each other they found things they liked and respected about one another. Elena really grew on me. She had a hard life and was trying to live it the best she could. She just wanted to go to college so she could help people like her and I started to love that about her. She did seem a little older than her 17 years but as you got to know more of her story you understood why. She had been through a lot. I also really loved Adam in his geeky, nerdy way, and I loved Chris as we got to know more about him. The characters became the best part for me in the end.

All in all I enjoyed Future Shock and it gave me the time travel fix I crave. I thought it was well done even with the parts that left a little to be desired. It wasn’t perfect but it all worked and I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend it when all is said and done.

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About Elizabeth Briggs

Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She's the author of the new adult Chasing The Dream series and the upcoming young adult novel Future Shock. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. You can connect with her online at: www.elizabethbriggs.net

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Tour Schedule

Week One:
3/21/2016- The Cover Contessa Interview
3/22/2016- U.S. – Brazil Book Review– Review
3/23/2016- A Dream Within A Dream– Guest Post
3/24/2016- Andi’s ABCs- Review
3/25/2016- Two Chicks on Books Interview

Week Two:
3/28/2016- Polished Page-Turners– Review
3/29/2016- Addicted Readers– Guest Post
3/30/2016- 125Pages– Review
3/31/2016- Owl Always Be Reading– Interview
4/1/2016- Rachel’s Book Reviews– Review

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