Author: Christina Bauer
Published on: 24 April 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Romance
Format: Kindle Edition
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Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge.
On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire… only my work manipulates space-time. These gigs pay really well, but the government wants people like me dead. Good thing I’m super careful about hiding from their detection systems.
Then I screw up a job. Badly. My house slips into two-dimensional space-time. It only lasts for a few seconds, but the move still sets off about a dozen government alarms. If they track me down, Mom and I are good as dead. Long story short, I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe.
Unfortunately, that means asking the Scythe for help. He runs the local underground crime scene and has absolutely no conscience. Or I’m pretty sure he doesn’t. It’s hard to think straight when a guy’s that hot in an evil Mafioso kingpin kind of way. More importantly, he’s a crime lord who can conceal my slip-up with a few clicks on his minion’s computer keyboards. But the Scythe has his price. In this case, he wants me to finish a certain dimensional prototype for him in twenty-four hours. I can do it, but it might mean Learning Squirrel High gets blown up in the process.
I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.
I would like to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, Monster House Books, LLC, for giving me an opportunity to review ‘Dimension Drift’ by Christina Bauer.
‘Dimension Drift’ is a really short novella. It is a prequel to Christina’s ‘Dimension Drift’ series. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the first novel, ‘Alien Minds’. In my opinion, ‘Dimension Drift’ is way too short. It feels as if I’m being left on a cliffhanger after finishing the novel. I would’ve hoped that the author expanded more on the plot and characters.
I’m all hyped up even before I start reading the novel. The plot and characters are both well developed and I have an easy time diving head into the supposedly, dystopian world. The author covers so many things in the span of 100+ pages. From a kick-ass female protagonist to an ‘alien from another universe’ male protagonist to going against the government and diving deep down into the country’s underworld.
I’ve read Christina’s other novel titled, ‘Wolves and Roses’. Sadly to say, I didn’t really enjoy reading it. I felt more improvements could have been made to enhance the entire plot. However, in the case of ‘Dimension Drift’ series, I have a huge feeling the series will just blow my mind away.
If I were to nick-pick at this novel, in my opinion, the only aspect that could be improved on would be the romance aspect. I feel the romance between the male and female protagonist to be too rushed. It would have been better if the chemistry between the two of them would slowly develop into something more.