Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Out of Time by Donna Marie Oldfield

Title: Out of Time
Author: Donna Marie Oldfield
Pages: 268
Rating: 3.4/ 5 Stars
Summary: A superhero, dystopian adventure. Scarlett Shortt is just an average 18-year-old girl, but then her life takes an extraordinary turn following a road accident. She wakes up to find that the world has twisted beyond recognition – everything is very dark and different now and a bunch of teenagers she’s never met before claim to be her best friends. The group can do amazing things, such as fly, read minds and control electricity, and Scarlett is shocked to learn that she has special powers too. The reluctant superhero soon finds herself caught up in their mission to make the world a better place and overthrow the evil prime minister, Adam Goulden. Will she learn how to use her powers in time to face their dangerous adversaries and will she ever discover exactly where she is and how she got there? Out Of Time is the first book in a continuing series.
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. When this author approached me with a dystopian with superheroes I was sold. I was very excited to start this novel because dystopians are my favourite and I haven't read any with superheroes before. Now with that being said I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. It was definitely more superhero than dystopian. Also I found there to be way too much dialogue. Otherwise I enjoyed the story and look forward to the next one. I found that I didn't really connect with any one character in particular because there were a lot of them. I also liked the small amount of romance in the novel. I am excited to see what is really up with Scarlett and Alex.  This is an interesting read and I will continue on with the series. I would recommend this to those who enjoy superhero reads.

About this author

Donna Marie Oldfield is a freelance writer who has been writing and editing for 15 years. She has worked for titles such as Heat, The Guardian, The Sun and Now as well as copywriting for a wide range of businesses. She likes cats, pasta, comic books and cake. She lives in the Peak District, England with her husband and young daughter, with a second on the way soon. Out Of Time is her first novel.

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