DNF Review: The Time Travelers (The Gideon Trilogy, Book 1) by Linda Buckley-Archer

by First Mate Keira on December 10, 2012 · 1 comment

in A-C, Book Review, Did Not Finish (DNF), Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Reviewed by First Mate Keira

Title: The Time Travelers (The Gideon Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Linda Buckley-Archer
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 416 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Summary: Gideon Seymour is a thief and gentleman. His nemesis is Tar Man. While hiding in the bushes to escape the villain’s notice the sky opens and a pair of children come tumbling out. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer are not friends, but their interaction with an experimental antigravity machine sends the 21st century kids to the 18th century where they will have to pair up to get home.

Why I started this book:

Cover had a review that compared it to Harry Potter. Of course I picked it up!

Why I quit this book:

The book was dry, boring, dragged, and had poor descriptions. It was also confusing and lacked clarity in the action sequences. The characters were flat and lacked dimension. I didn’t care about them prior to the accident and I didn’t care afterward either. Also it could easily have been the 21st century in the past. Yawn. I say skip it. If you want books that remind you in some aspect of Harry Potter check these out instead.

Buy: The Time Travelers (Gideon Trilogy)

Rating: DNF (Did Not Finish)

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Maria February 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I started this book the same way you did i just love harry potter <3

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