Friday, September 22, 2017

Flux by Lucas Pederson (Jaunter Chronicles, #1)

by Lucas Pederson

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Jaunter Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: Evernight Teen (August 30, 2017)
Publication Date: August 30, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 202 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Bullied teenager Addy Decker has had enough of her miserable life. One night, just as she’s about to end it all, a beautiful boy appears in her bathroom, saving her life. At once intrigued and a little scared, she touches the boy and he opens her eyes to a whole different way of life. Addy finds herself in the presence of the Jaunters, a group of people on a mission to magically time travel to the past and save people at risk, as every life saved brings new life to the dead world of the future.

Addy is still wrapping her head around it all when her mom is attacked by a Hell Hound. Alongside her new companions, Addy jaunts to save her, but one of them disappears with Addy’s mom to an unknown destination. Now it’s a race against time, in every dimension, to find the rogue Hell Hound, and Addy’s mom, before a plague is unleashed that will infect the fabric of history itself.

Flux by Lucas Pederson (Jaunter Chronicles, #1)

Flux (Jaunter Chronicles Book 1)She was bullied enough to finally try the only escape she can think of, but on that fateful night Addy Decker’s life wouldn’t end, it would be forever changed. The girl that once wanted to end it all will become a warrior to save others as she becomes part of a magical group of time travelers called Jaunters whose mission is to save people at risk in the past, people just like her. The world of the future is dead and lives from the past can bring new life to a bleak future.

There has always been and will always be good and evil in the world, but when a Hell Hound attacks her mother, the only person to ever stand up for her, Addy knows she will move heaven, earth and time to save her, even as the woman is spirited away by another Jaunter with their own agenda. How can Addy think of the good of the world when her world has just become a living nightmare?

FLUX by Lucas Pederson is, in a word, brilliant! Addy’s life has been hard and its beaten her down, but in her newfound world her inner warrior awakens and she learns to take chances, experiment with her powers and good or bad, each new experience is building a fierce young woman with a powerful sense of right and wrong. Lucas Pederson’s world-building is fabulous, alive and his scenes are magical, from their descriptions to the action playing out. The emotions portrayed by these characters, especially Addy are beyond believable and realistic enough to feel them in my very soul. One scene in particular found me thinking, yes, right or wrong, I get what she was feeling, what she was trying to do and I was in knots.

Lucas Pederson’s tale is magical fantasy filled with characters who stop just short of jumping off the pages! A fantastic read for any age, but certainly riveting for young adults from cover to cover!

I received this copy from Lucas Pederson

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