A fascinating, fast-paced journey back in time with a male hero that male and female readers will root for.
Praise for Timeshifters and Cara Brookins:
"Fans of The Hunger Games will be sucked into Brookins' ancient world, frantically flipping pages to see what creative new critter or plant will pop up next. This imaginative tale of survival turns history and evolution on its head."
-Diana Wallach, author of Amor and Summer Secrets
"Timeshifters has more heart, more weirdness, and more epoch-spanning adventure than you could fit in a dozen TARDISes. Brookins has given us a fantastic 'boy meets time travel' story in the Mark of the Centipede and I can't wait for more."
-Joshua Unruh, author of TEEN Agents in The Plundering Parent Protocol
"Brookins gives readers a world to get completely sucked in to. Fast-paced and full of adventure."
-Lena Brown, author of Twin Falls: Messengers #1
"Unpredictable and thoroughly enjoyable. Cara Brookins' attention to detail and atmosphere makes Mark of the Centipede a time travel adventure I highly recommend."
-Aaron Smith, author of 100,000 Midnights and Chicago Fell First
|Publisher:||Buzz Books USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
When she isn't reading, writing, or plotting a story, Cara works as a senior programmer analyst developing new computer software systems. She also enjoys building things with wood, concrete, clay, tile, and paper mâché. When she can escape into the outdoors she enjoys scuba diving, hooping, swimming, riding her bike, gardening, and spending time in the mountains. Writing allows her to investigate her curiosity about different locations, times, and mindsets.
Cara is the author of the young adult Timeshifters trilogy, Mark of the Centipede (2013), Mark of the Serpent (2013), and Mark of the Spider(2014). She also has middle grade and adult titles, including Doris Free (2006), Gadget Geeks (2008), Doris Free a Harvest of Friends (2011), Little Boy Blu (2013), and a pile of ideas she is weaving into new novels for various age groups.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mark of the Centipede was a wonderful book, the introduction to a vivid character, Jordan Booker, along with his crazy aunt and his vulnerable little sister. Joined and completed by an evil cat, a charming squirrel, an adorable wolf pup, and a host of denizens of another age long, long ago, these characters fill the pages of this story by a new favorite author of mine and leave me longing for more. I don't generally read this kind of genre, but I'm glad I learned about Cara Brookins. I expect to see truly great things from her from now on.
Jordan Booker, a newly orphaned fifteen year old, struggles to make a new life with his younger sister and their grouchy, eccentric aunt and her nasty cat. Wandering the property of his new home Jordan discovers alien artifacts that lead to a wild ride of a time travelling escapade. Mark of the Centipede (Timeshifters Journey 1) has everything young boys love: danger, mythical creatures, furry faithful companions, lurking nemesis, even burps and smelly farts. In Jordan, author, Cara Brookins, gives readers the kind of complex, flawed protagonist we love to cheer for. Throughout the fast-paced adventure, Brookins gently touches on thought-provoking issues like the evils of prejudice, the nature of war and the importance of family. Looking forward to the next Timeshifters book, Mark of the Serpent, (Fall 2013).
Very good, an intriguing teen protagonist with real heart, and written with a vivid imagination. Can't wait for the next book(s) in the series!
Mark of the Centipede was an exciting read with characters I loved. I felt like I was right there with Jordan Booker and his little sister as they lived alongside their crazy aunt and her angry cat. I was captivated by their struggle to overcome their circumstances while chasing adventures in a world of time travel that I could never imagine. The characters, including all the animals they meet along the way, make this book a delight. I can't wait for the next one in the series!