time travel

Oct 19, 2021

Red shouldn’t have picked up the letter. Shouldn’t have betrayed her people. Shouldn’t have replied. But she did, and now nothing will ever be the same again. Red is a time traveler working for the Agency, a technotopia, while Blue is an agent for the Garden, a vast, organic entity rooted in nature. As rivals, they travel through strands of alternate realities and dimensions, influencing them to guide the path of the future in an all-encompassing war. They were made to be enemies — so why does it feel so right when they craft the words that bridge the untraversable gap between them?


Cover depicts woman in different ages of her life; all out of order.

Oona Out Of Order

By Margarita Montimore
Rated by Heather C
Jun 4, 2021

If you are a fan of The Time Traveler's Wife,  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and/or The Two Lives of Lydia Bird you should give Oona Out of Order a try.  (And if you haven't checked out any of the previously mentioned titles, you should!)  The novel was published in the early part of 2020 (in the Before Times) and may have slipped by unnoticed.  It's a hard book to explain because time travel but not in your typical sense and yet it was easy to fall in love with Oona and her story.

"By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an

Apr 20, 2021

Baked beans, bog mutants and interdimensional travel are the ingredients in this hilarious middle grade debut novel by John Cusik. 

I listened to the audio version of the book, which I highly recommend.  The narrator, Gary Furlong, does a remarkable job of giving life to the full cast of strange and quirky characters with the added bonus of doing so with a British RP accent. 

The story begins in the 21st century.  Lola Ray, a typical, responsible older sister, is looking forward to a vacation away from the annoyances and hassles of her everyday life.  However, at the airport something

Jul 31, 2019

If you don't know the basics of the British television series Doctor Who, here we go: a mysterious, eccentric, very long-lived, alien scientist known only as "the Doctor" travels through time and space in a ship that looks like a 1960s British police call box on the outside and is much, much bigger and more futuristic on the inside. The Doctor is accompanied by human traveling companions, fighting against tyranny, bigotry, and destruction in the past, present, and future, all across the universe. The show originally ran from 1963-1989 and was revived in 2005, continuing on today. It's my all

Jun 21, 2018

Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe were once inseparable at Camp Okahatchee. But now two years later, they have grown apart and their bond has faded. That is until the flash of a photo booth camera transports them back in time, to the summer when they were 15, the summer when everything changed. Now, the girls have to recreate the past so they can return to the future. But as they relive their summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels and a dark secret threatens to tear them apart all over again.

This was a contemporary time-travel/ do-over story, with an unexpected ending. I expected

Doomsday Book

By Connie Willis
Rated by Diane H.
Jan 24, 2018

While the Doomsday Book is categorized as science fiction, it could easily be classified as historical fiction. Set in the near future, a time when pandemics have recently ravaged the world, Oxford instructors prepare to send a young historian, Kivrin, to fourteenth century England.

One of Kivrin’s instructors, Dunworthy, is convinced this mission is a mistake and tries his best to stop it. Kivrin is convinced she is thoroughly prepared to spend two weeks in a superstitious, unhygienic, fear and disease-ridden age.

Alternating between the twenty-first and fourteenth centuries, Willis

Sleepy Hollow (DVD)

By Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc
Rated by Diane H.
May 10, 2017

Sleepy Hollow, the television series, takes an old story and gives it a new twist, blending the original Revolutionary War element with the modern world. 

Ichabod Crane, a British-turned-American-patriot soldier, is a captain in George Washington’s army. According to Crane, Washington was fighting more than a physical war; he was also fighting a supernatural one. Crane is a soldier in both wars. During the course of one skirmish, he battles with a deadly, seemingly unkillable horseman, resulting in Crane’s death and the horseman’s decapitation.

Through his wife’s witchcraft, Crane is set

All Our Wrong Todays

By Elan Mastai
Rated by Catherine G.
Apr 14, 2017

If science fiction isn’t your favorite genre, but you’re willing to dip a toe in, All Our Wrong Todays is a highly entertaining read about self-discovery, family and love; with a time machine and alternate realities. 

The story begins with Tom Barren, present day, as he's writing a book describing his experience with time travel. His voice is witty, sarcastic and feels like a friend who's relaying their crazy dream. The future Tom comes from exists because in 1965 a man invented a machine that creates endless clean energy. That machine transformed the whole world into something like the

The Loop

Rated by
Mar 6, 2017

Over the course of two days, Ben and Maggie have met and fallen in love, only to die together countless times. They struggle again and again to resist the pull of their fate and time itself. Every time they come closer to breaking out of the time loop, everything becomes more deeply ingrained and more inescapable. They think up a desperate plan to break free and survive, but what if their only shot at not dying is to live apart?

The Loop was fast-paced, quick and short read, but it was so good. Highly original and had me wondering how they'd make it out in the end. It had me flipping pages

11.22.63 (DVD)

By James Franco
Rated by Jed D.
Sep 12, 2016

Quite possibly the best Stephen King mini-series adaptation so far, 11.22.63 finds English teacher Jake Epping traveling back in time though a portal in his local diner to September 9, 1958. His plan is to thwart the assassination of John F. Kennedy in five years, living off of bets he places using sporting events he already knows the outcome of. While waiting for that fateful day in Dallas, Jake ends up becoming a teacher again using false credentials, falling in love with school librarian Sadie, and investigating any potential clue to Lee Harvey Oswald's involvement. Time has other ideas for


By Alexandra Bracken
Rated by Megan K.
Jul 31, 2016

I love this book! Passenger, first in an anticipated series, centers around Etta, who is a seventeen year old New Yorker. She has focused her entire life on her violin career but is thrust into a time travel adventure full of family secrets, historical events, and romance.

Nicholas Carter is a fascinating character. He comes from colonial America, and is Etta’s partner as they travel on this journey. The chapters alternate between Nicholas’ point of view and Etta’s point of view, which highlights certain elements such as trust, memory, and humor, which makes the story all the more

About Time (DVD)

By Richard Curtis
Rated by Debbie F.
May 31, 2015

Starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, About Time is a sentimental movie about a unique family with a special gift. At twenty-one, Tim learns from his father that all the men in the family can travel in time, back to any moment in their own life.  Tim becomes determined to make the most of his talent and use it to find true love. It doesn't work out great at first but a chance meeting with Mary starts a journey of a lifetime. About Time is charming, clever, intelligent and very funny. In the end, Tim learns to appreciate life and cherishing the people around him. It's a great date movie


By Lisa Bergren
Rated by Margaret O.
Apr 9, 2015

Gabi and Lia Bentarrini are two teenage girls who will be spending the summer in Italy.  That sounds pretty good until they realize that they'll be spending it with their mother—on the archeological site of an old medieval castle—in the middle of nowhere.  Boredom leads the girls to explore an ancient tomb which is strictly off limits.  Inside, Gabi sees a hand print on the wall and wonders if her hand will fit.  Seconds later, Gabi's head is spinning and she falls to the ground, realizing Lia is no longer with her in the tomb. Frightened, she looks around but hears only the sounds of battle

Fortunately, the Milk

By Neil Gaiman
Rated by Hope H.
Dec 2, 2013

I'm generally proud of myself when I successfully make it home after a Saturday stop at my local wholesale store, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the fantastical adventures that ensue during this run to the corner store for milk.
Mom is out of town for a few days, so dad is tasked with keeping the house in order.  Breakfast is delayed while he spends an inordinate amount of time venturing out to replenish that most important complement to breakfast cereal and British tea -- the milk.  Dad finally returns with a larger than life tale that features aliens, dinosaurs in hot air

Hourglass by Myra Mcentire

Rated by Leslie G.
Jul 10, 2012

Emerson is not a normal 17-year-old girl. She may appear to be on the outside, but everything about her, including her daily routine, is off. A few months before her parents’ tragic deaths, Emerson began seeing people. These people were out of place, out of time and, more importantly, out of their physical bodies. They were similar to ghosts, except that when she touched them, they would disintegrate rapidly. Some of them would even speak with her, which proved to be hazardous as she would get into yelling matches in public with an entity that no one else could see.

Due to these

All Clear by Connie Willis

Rated by Jake E.
Jul 7, 2012

Connie Willis’ Hugo Award winning culmination of her Feb. 2010 novel Blackout, All Clear is the story of three young time travelers who get stuck in 1940s London, dodging fire bombs and exploding buildings with one goal: to get back home.  Having converged on London, the time travelers quickly find themselves separated, taking on work while attempting in any way to communicate with future researchers looking for them.  Meanwhile, in the future, two historians exhaustingly search the records of history for any hint of their friends stuck in the past.  Billed as science fiction, Blackout/All

Dec 15, 2010

The Clearing by Heather Davis The Clearing by Heather Davis is a kind of time travel romance. Amy, a senior in high school, has moved to a small town to live with her great aunt after her suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands of her boyfriend. Amy hopes that by moving to this small rural town she will be able to put the past behind her. Being a city girl, Amy explores her aunt's farm and discovers a thick mist that has settled over the clearing behind the wood pile.

Henry is stuck in June 1944, the summer he turns 18 and will be drafted into the army as his brother Robert was before him. Ever since Henry

Dec 2, 2010

The Proteus Operation by JamesThe Proteus Operation is about World War II. It’s about time traveling and alternate histories. It’s about quantum mechanics. And it’s about the human spirit and the lengths humans are willing to go to improve their, and others’, future. A group of scientists, diplomats and military personnel travel from a bleak, hopeless 1975 to a still-hopeful 1939. Their aim is to alter “past” events in order to bring about an improved “future”. Problems and questions abound. Is it possible for a tiny group of people to change world history? Is there more than one universe in existence? If so, can they be