MG Book Review | A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring 1) | James Dashner

A MUTINY IN TIME (Infinity Ring #1)
by James Dashner ★★★★★

Goodreads Blurb

A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring #1)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!

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WOW! …. This was a great read. I love time-travel books and they are proving to be very popular with readers at the moment (look out vampires and zombies).  This is the first book in a new series and I’m totally hooked, and will definitely be reading the others.  Another great thing that kids will like, is that there is also extra interaction with this series by way of a special website.

The main characters Dak Smyth and Sera Froste, along with new friend Rik, find themselves smack bang in the middle of an exciting but dangerous task in Spain in 1492.  They have been given the huge responsibility to fix history. I’m not going to give away details of the plot, because that would spoil it for all of you would-be time-travellers.  But what I will say, is that these kids get involved in plenty of action as they set sail on a tall ship with Christopher Columbus.

I definitely recommend this book, it’s bound to be a hugely popular series with the kids, and I can’t wait to read the next one.

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19 responses to “MG Book Review | A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring 1) | James Dashner”

  1. Stopping by on my Kid Lit Blog hopping! I adore time travel books too. I can’t wait until my son is old enough to enjoy these types of series. We’re more all about Eric Carle at this point. I will put this on my goodreads list for the future 🙂 Thanks for posting!


    1. Thanks for your visit. I think this book will be a great series. I had bought this from Amazon and then I won an autographed copy of it on a blog and my son is quite proud of it.
      (Can’t resist this – pls check my books – they may be of interest)


      1. Will do!!


  2. Love your review. I also won a copy from that same blog! How did you read that so fast? Glad to hear it’s a good one. I can vouch for your books – I just finished The Golden Scarab over the weekend and it was so much FUN – now just waiting on my daughter…* she says as she’s drumming her fingers on the table! *

    Thanks for linking into the Hop and for posting info about it as well! YOU ROCK! 😀


    1. Your welcome Renee, I’m pleased to be supporting the hop.
      I’m really pleased that you enjoyed my book too 🙂


      1. I still haven’t read this book – it’s right beside me on my to-read shelf (literally). One day!!! Thanks for linking it into the Hop again – it’s my reminder that I need to read this book!


  3. This sounds pretty cool! I’d read it! Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop! It is an intriguing concept to go back in history and have a chance to change anything, or move forward and change the future. Any thoughts on putting a futuristic spin on a sequel to this? Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


    1. I’m a huge fan of MG time-travel, hence my Quest Series books.
      The second Infinity Ring is set in Viking times, I’m not sure if later books in the series will head to the future or stay in the past.


  4. This sounds awesome! I love a good time travel book.
    Thanks for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


    1. You’re welcome Katie, I enjoyed the read. Thanks for hopping by.
      I can’t resist to recommend my books, given that you mentioned that you like time travel. 🙂


      1. I will definitely check them out! Renee at MDBR gave your books high praise!


  5. I’m already a fan from Maze Runner (the whole series), which I always recommend to kids who’ve finished Hunger Games. Thanks for the review of this newer series. I found you via the Hop,and I’m glad to make your acquaintance. I’ll also follow via email. Please swing by and visit me at


    1. Hi Keith,
      Glad to have your visit, I’ll return the favour soon.
      I actually won this book … it’s a signed copy. I plan to read The Maze Runner but in the past I’ve found it diffcult to get an ebook copy here in Australia. Not all titles are available due to licensing rules etc. I may have another search. The upcoming movie may have changed things.


  6. Stopping by as part of the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing 🙂


  7. Hi!
    I am slowly working my way through the blog hop. 🙂 What a fantastic review. Thanks for posting it as I had never heard of it before.
    Have a GREAT week!
    ~Cool Mom for Stanley & Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge


    1. No probs. I’m glad to have given you something to ponder. I’ve just bought Book 2 in the series and will be reading and reviewing it soon.


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