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The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon

Friday, December 20, 2013

What happened to the children?

The year is 2043, and humans have been mysteriously unable to reproduce for almost thirty years. To prevent panic and keep the population from dwindling to nothing, global authorities offer a Lotto, where a few winners each week can enter a time portal and bring back adopted children from the future. They’re never allowed to talk about what they saw.

The exception to this system is Los Angeles resident and reluctant celebrity Rachel Harris, the only woman of her generation to naturally give birth. Years of medical tests and treatments have been unable to explain or replicate her pregnancy, and the whole world grieved when Rachel’s daughter died in a tragic accident.

When Rachel wins the Lotto, she’s shocked, and then elated. She can be a mother again. But the baby she meets in 2108 carries a secret that will shatter Rachel’s reality and endanger everyone close to her. Now Rachel must race across time to save her life and her child, even as she discovers that nothing—and no one—are what they seem.

Goodreads Summary

I thought this book was super interesting.  What would it be like to be the only woman in the world able to birth a child?  How would a society with no new children behave and act?  Technically, this whole book sounds impossible, but if you ignore the impossibility behind the plot, you will discover a good book.  I really liked Rachel's character.  I rooted for her throughout the book and thought her very brave and mature.  I knew that this book would contain plenty of plot-twists from the summary, but I was not prepared for how many plot-twists there turned out to be.

This book kept me on my toes.  Everything was constantly changing and I had to accept new reality after new reality.  I loved the time travel aspect and the character Rachel meets in 2108.  The characters were decently well-developed for being thrown everywhere in the novel.  Every time I thought something might settle down, something would start up again.  I think that adult, scifi readers should definitely give this book a chance.

3 Stars

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  1. Susan T. said...:

    I love sci-fi and time travel books and the plot sounds intriguing! I'll check it out!

  1. Berenice said...:

    This one does sound really interesting. I don't think I've ever read a book that deals with time travel. I'll have to check it out. Fantastic review. Thank you! =)