YA Book Review | TimeRiders (Book #1) | Alex Scarrow

TIMERIDERS (Book #1) by Alex Scarrow

TimeRiders (Book #1)
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Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.

Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.

Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026

Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand …’

But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose—to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

That’s why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world… (GOODREADS)


My Review

The TimeRiders is a great book that has hooked me for the rest of the series. The blurb for this book is brilliant. How can you not be intrigued by this?

” Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.
Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.

Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand …’ “

These three teens are saved from certain death and catapulted into a world of time travel and mystery.  They become part of a secret organisation that ensures history is correct.  Maddy and Sal take on the roles of the support team at their New York base, guided by their saviour and mentor, Foster.  Liam is the poor guy who gets the job to travel through time to fix things, accompanied by a half-human half-techno miracle named Bob, who is the brawn of the team.

The world has gone crazy and the team need to find out why, by going back in time to fix the future. Liam and Bob have plenty of obstacles to overcome as they pass through time to search for the cause of altered history. Whilst Maddy, Sal and Foster are fighting their own battles in the changed world that it has caused. Even though they are in different time frames, the whole team need to work together to fix the problem.

I really enjoyed the style of the writing, I think that Scarrow has done a great job. This is an action-packed adventure that has plenty of intrigue and  imagination. The plot is set across multiple time frames and works really well. I’m very keen to move onto the next book in the series …. and beyond. (I understand that the 7th book has just been released – I’d better get cracking so I can catch up).

For any of my usual Middle Grade followers, here’s a tip. The target audience for this book is YA and there is violence in some parts, so I wouldn’t recommend it for Middle Graders.

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7 thoughts on “YA Book Review | TimeRiders (Book #1) | Alex Scarrow

  1. Hey Steve, thanks for giving TimeRiders a review here. Really glad you enjoyed it and hope you’re going to enjoy book 2 as much (I have sneaking suspicion you’re REALLY gonna like THIS one!)

    Oh…and spread the word about TimeRiders. Tell as many friends as possible, the better the series does, the more chance of a series of movies!

    best

    Alex Scarrow (author – TimeRiders)

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