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Book Review: Infinity Ring, Book one: A Mutiny In Time – by James Dashner

Infinity Ring, book 1, A Mutiny in TimeBook: Infinity Ring, book one: A Mutiny in Time
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date: August 28, 2012
Genre: MG (age 9+, grade 4-6); dystopian
Pages: 192
Price: $8.99 US; also available for Kindle and as an audio book
My Rating: exciting read to start off the series

I won this book with a poster, a 3-D sticker and a fold-out map to go with the online game.

It’s always fun to win something, and when I win a book it is a special thrill. I received an autographed ARC (advanced reading copy) of Infinity Ring, book one: A Mutiny in Time, so now you know (if you read the stats above) I read it quite awhile ago. Even though I wasn’t asked to, I decided to post a brief review because this volume is the first of a series that might interest a child (age 9 and up) in your life. Book eight of the series is due to be released in August of this year.

The first characters we meet are a couple of adventurous young friends, Dak and Sera. Quickly the reader learns there is trouble in their world – the very real chance it is going to end soon. Something has to be done to prevent it. Also, there is Dak’s parents’ very important invention – the Infinity Ring, a device that allows time travel – that someone bad is after, and that Dak and Sera have found. Worse yet, Dak’s parents have disappeared – lost in time! The young friends are determined to help, but their discovery of the Infinity Ring has put them in danger. Of course, that doesn’t stop them and they decide to go back in time to find Dak’s parents and also fix history while doing it.

Now, how is that for an exciting story a youngster is bound to like? This adventure is very easy to read and get caught up in, the pace keeps one’s interest, and surprises along the way keep the story moving. There is decent humour, too, which always adds a nice touch. I didn’t try the online game but that is something maybe my grandson will do with me now that he is nearly nine.

Look for book one of the Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time. The series is written by several authors, but James Dashner  is the author of books one and seven of the series.

You can find Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time listed on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂