A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in.An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to seehim, not his religion.They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers....
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Time Bomb Reviews
Official Rating: 3.75
I'd like to thank Raincoast Books for providing me with an Advance Reader Copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
I'd like to start this off by saying that I finished this book in the span of (mostly) one day. I had the hardest time putting it down, and that's why I am so glad to have received and read this novel.
This novel follows a topic that is so incredibly important in todays society - especially currently, following the shooting in Parkland Florida.
Not terribly impressed with this. I think that in 2018, books about topics like mass violence in schools need to have moral, psychological and political complexity.
I've read similar books (I'm mainly thinking of This Is Where It Ends - you can read my review of that here. For me, this book had many of the same issues - lots of POVs, uneven character development, and a rushed, info-dumpy ending that left me completely confused.
1. You're thrown right into the action with these characters and the ...more
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
I have always enjoyed Joelle Charbonneau's novels and was curious to read her new one even more when I read the synopsis.
The concept of this novel is simple, several bombs have explode in a high school, 6 survivors try to get out of it, the only problem is one of them is the bomber. What I found interesting in this novel is the diversity of the cast. Indeed, our 6 characters have very different malaise that for me are representative of ...more
I actually read this super duper fast which is most likely due to the writing itself. The author has a great style that is clear and flowing which is a reason that I love her work so much. That being said, this book did leave some things to be considered and left me with some unanswered questions at the end. The characters were troubled and relatable but unfortunately I kind of figured out the twist’ if you will, before it happened. Overall, I enjoyed this book.
3.5/4 stars ...more
This book was one of my highly anticipated releases of March. Especially with whats currently going on with #MarchForOurLives, I was excited to see how the author tackles this subject. However, I found this book to be extremely predictable and too stereotypical to have really added anything to the current discussion. I felt that this book should have been much more complex than it was in so many ways than it was and it was just left lacking .
My biggest issue with this book was just how stereotyp ...more
It's the week before a new school year will begin at Hallwood high school, but the doors are open to students and teachers looking to get a head start on what they need to do. Some are setting up their classrooms, others are getting their student ID's or fixing their schedules... but there are few who entered the building with questionable intentions, set on doing something so drastic the whole world would have to take notice.
On a day the high school was supposed to be empty (at least, by the t ...more
i finally finished a book!!!!! i didn’t have time to read all week so i made it my mission to read as much as i could as soon as i got home today (i spent the week in Poland with my family).
Time Bomb is about a group of students who happen to be at school the day a bomb goes off. they work together to find a way out of there, but everyone of them is hiding a secret. while being trapped, they find out that the bomber is still inside the building and possibly planning to set off more bombs, so th ...more
Imagine One of Us Is Lying meets The Breakfast Club and chuck in some bombs and this is what you get!
The narrative is split between 6 characters, all defined and distinctive, and all with their own secrets and personal agendas. It was interesting to see how their revelations played out and his their relationships developed.
Ive not read any of the authors work before but I enjoyed this so I certainly will in future, I especially liked how fast paced this was as it kept me gripped and I read it in ...more