Oct 21, 2014

Book Blast: Loop by Karen Akins

Loop #1
Author: Karen Akins
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her. 

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future. 

"A creative take on romance in a high-stakes, high-concept mystery that trusts its readers' intelligence." - Kirkus
"LOOP is a page-turning adventure with some brilliant and original twists to the time travel genre. I devoured the entire book in one sitting!" - Julie Cross, Author of the TEMPEST series
"Hilarious and suspenseful with a delicious dash of romance, LOOP is a mind-bending good time!" - Melissa Landers, Author of the ALIENATED series 

About The Author
Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her. 

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.


  1. Hello there.
    Just stopping by to say hello. Visiting from the A-Z Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  2. Congrats to Karen! Loop sounds so good!

  3. Wow that actually looks really good! I'm always up for a good time-travel book:)

  4. Right up my ally. Now I just need some time to go read it, eh?

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

  5. I'd love to read this! Adding it to my TBR list. :-D

  6. Sounds like a very interesting book!

    Happy Blitzday.

  7. It sounds like the story is on a collision course - past, present & future all catching up...really interesting.

  8. Sounds like a great story. I love time travel reads.

    Happy Blitz Day Steph!

  9. Love time travel stories. Thanks for sharing this. And Happy Blitz Day!

  10. Happy, happy Blitz Day!!!!! SJP your site is beautiful!

  11. Happy Blitz to you and Loop sounds good!

  12. Thanks guys, I can't wait to see how the time travel plays out too! And thanks Zan I keep thinking about changing it up but it just feels like home :)


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