Goodreads Book Description: Margeaux Quigley has it all: the eyes of every guy in her senior class, a full scholarship to Stanford thanks to her soccer skills … and the seat as Commander in Chief of the United States in 2036?! Margeaux finds herself being dragged through a deadly chess game from 1984 to the future where her presidential self has been kidnapped by a tycoon who wants to rule the world. She must find a way to checkmate him.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My Review: I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
are Wild by Jack Chaucer stars young 17 year old Margeaux, who gets
stuck in detention one lovely Saturday afternoon. Suddenly, in a crazy
turn of events, she and her classmates are sucked into time travel and a
wacky sort of chess game. Her goal: to save the world from world
domination. Will Margeaux be able to overcome all odds and defeat a
Pirate King at his own game?
I have to admit it is very difficult
to try to summarize this book into any sort of description without
giving away some big plot details. I really enjoyed this book and as you
can see, I read it in one sitting. I like to think of this novel as an
R-rated Nancy Drew science fiction novel. Margeaux is a spunky female
protagonist, and the plot twists are fun to unveil. The pacing is good,
and I stayed interested the whole time.
My issues: there is
always a paradox with time travel. If you go into the future and meet
your older self, how does this work out? The way it ends does not
convince me that it would. This is a big puzzle that I wish were
explained better. Also, be warned that this is not really a young adult
novel. I would recommend this book to 18 years and up for mature
language and adult situations.
Overall, an entertaining first novel with a great protagonist--I'm sure Chaucer will only get better with each book.
Warning: For mature audiences over 18 ONLY!
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