he ear is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he 's in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it 's only like the movies — nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there 's no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors — it 's just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his roommate, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two decade to 2007, but tha is not like his previous time jumps. Now he 's stuck in 2007 and ca n't et back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he an about his abilities.

But it 's s long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and hese " Enemies of Time " will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his wife, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he 's able to come to save Holly… and possibly the ntire world.
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Published January 17th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

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Time Traveler 's Wife+ JumperNOTE: Provided via Amazon Vine Program.Jackson Meyer has a unique ability: he can jump into the past.

Now Jackson is desperately learning what is special about him and how he coul use his bilities to save Holly.I initially selected this book because it was touted to be science fiction.

Oh, and he is pretty damn experienced on the dating scene ( as long as it deals no with getting physical and avoiding revealing your emotions OF COURSE), super-duper smart ( but NOT nerdy!), and unable to learn super speshul spy stuff within a day ( enough to betray a professional CIA agent!!).

Towar the beginnin, Jackson does get a bit les likable ( especially as he interfere with his mother and his past demons), but it was nowhere near enough to brin me care about what happens to him or his boring girlfriend.Oh yeah, his aunt, Holly.

Every scene with them was boring; since most of he novel was Jackson trying to give awa to Holly, that made most of this book boring as well.

The rules of Jackson 's time jumping are unclear and do n't make sense.

Why would Jackson want so badly to meet Holly of 2007, when he is wanting to save Holly of 2009?

Who ires a 17 year-old janitor?

There were few surprises, but most of the surprises were just my being confused or bored with Jackson trying to woo Holly.

It is n't going to save 2009 Holly.To be fair, there were some things I disliked.

If I ant to ead a scifi, I am ALWAYS going to pick th book with unlikable, cliched characters, an incoherent plot and time traveling that takes a backseat to the romance.Dialogue/Sexual Situations/Violence: Jackson drops quite a few f-bombs in this ook, along with a spattering of damn 's, sh! t 's, and hell's.Holly and Jackson spend the night together.

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Anothe tal is like a roller-coaster ride, the fun kind where you don ’ t think to go off!

( ot the kind that leave you with the mother-of-all-headaches and nauseated, thinking why, oh why did I kee on?!) Anyways… .. yes, the fun kind where you don ’ t worr it to end.

You could see what happens in the product description of his novel, so I ’ m not spoiling it by saying, Holly is shot in a conflic, and Jackson somehow jumps back to 2007 and is stuck there.

He also tarts to learn more about the people who showed up in Holly ’ s dorm and that his abilities may not have been so secret! I love he time travel aspect of tal and unlocking the mysteries that surround it, but most of ll I oved the relationship side to this memoi.

Did not know it to end there, but I uess now I ’ m all the more eager for book two!!

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In he week of 2009 Jackson Meyer, a 19 year-old guy has a perfect life, a irlfriend named Holly who he 's in love with, amazing friends and good grades.

But the las stuf that makes Jackson 's life CRAZY is the assertion that he can time travel.

One being the concept of how time traveling works in ook.

Time traveling is a prett complex topic and I do n't know like it will be like tha, but I till enjoyed this factor in his memoi.

At times, it elt like I was reading a contemporary ook, but instead I am tol that it is onl by the events that take place.

I conside th novel to those who ant a fast-paced read and those who intend to finish nove in one sit.

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* dun dun dun* This ook is also extremely romance-centered, and there 's a lot of wish-fulfillment going on in Jackson 's fixation with Holly, who ppears to e thi nice but fairly ordinary, unremarkable girl.

( I do give him some credit for not taking advantage of the " past " Holly when he so easily could have, anywa.) The two characters that interested me the most were Jackson 's long-dead sister Courtney, whom he abandon when he travels back to past, and mysterious little red-headed girl who appears intermittently in his travels.

I truly wish he book wa done more with thes characters instead of pretendin to randomly hit on so many ther, less interesting things in the name of serving a far-fetched, unconvincing plot.

A novelizatio is really like an episode of any number of pseudo sci-fi adventure tv shows that specialize in flashy quick cuts and dramatic music, most of which also play fast and loose with pesky elements such as science and logic and character development.As I said, I hink a lot of readers will likel appreciat this more than I wante, indeed, so I 'm lookin to be sharing my ARC with fellow readers.

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And thankfully it does n't occur too often because most books have something redeeming about them, something that I will sa " yeah, he novel as n't great, but I enjoyed that one bit ".

Try as I ight to finish this, I eve made it to page 300 out of 358 ( which I hink was pretty ecent for a ook that did n't hold my interest past page one).

As in, whatever he did never happened- so what 's the point? And also, is he actuall going into the past if what happens does n't reflect the present?

And, by the way, if Jackson can go into the past and interact with people without them remembering it in the present, why did n't he just try asking his dad about his strange abilities sooner?

I guess I must ave if I were him.I think I knew I ould n't like a nove from very near the eginning ( chapter one or two) when a character is simply dismissed as being horrible and bitchy with all her " feminist lectures ".

You think it 's comin to bite you in the ass later.

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