"Christina Bauer has a gift with sucking you into a story and not letting go until the final sentence is over. This was one of those stories." - The Book Herald
A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today's 'must read YA paranormal romance' author, Christina Bauer.
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. Oh yes, and there's also my new hot classmate who may or may not be an alien... and he says he'll do anything to help me.
This job won't be easy, but I’ve gotten out of worse scrapes. Maybe.
"Bauer’s unique voice blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass." - Booklist
This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action and adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.
Dimension Drift Worlds
1. Dimension Drift (April 2018)
2. Umbra (Fall 2018)
1. Alien Minds (Spring 2019)
2. ECHO Academy (Spring 2020)
More series from author Christina Bauer: Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Angelbound (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
|Publisher:||Monster House Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com. Plus, you can get a FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***
Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a medieval farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, which takes place in a world like our own but where fairies, shifters and wizards are real; and Dimension Drift, where one sassy teenage girl-slash-scientist plots to save the future from its dystopian fate.
.5 Duty Bound
1.5 Betrothed (Spring 2019)
5. The Dark Lands (Fall 2018)
6. Armageddon (already here, long story!)
3. Zinnia (Fall 2019)
4. Kaps (Fall 2020)
5. Huntress (Fall 2021)
5. Cradled (Summer 2018)
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
1. Wolves and Roses
1.5 Moonlight and Midtown
2. Shifters and Glyphs (Fall 2018)
2.5. Fairies and Frosting (Spring 2019)
3. Slippers And Thieves (Fall 2020)
1. Dimension Drift
3. Alien Minds
4. ECHO Academy
Don’t miss out: Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Interesting premise, a strong female protagonist, and original concepts combine to produce a compelling story line. Seamless meld of dystopia, sci-fi, and fantasy with hints of romance to come. Somewhat lacking in background; a little more world-building and backstory would allow for a better understanding of the setting and foster more empathy for the characters. Overall, a good start to a promising new series.
Wow I can’t wait for the first full book in the series to come along, but I settle for Umbra. A great introduction into to a new series I can’t wait for. We are introduced to Meimi’s world set well into the future. Where democracy have broken down. Most people live in domes protected from harsh reality and polluted atmosphere. Meimi lives with her mother in the outer zones, her mother a scientist lives under the radar of The Authority. Nothing has been the same since Meimi sister Luci disappeared a year ago. This is a great lead on until the main book is published next year. I so excited , I can’t wait for the next book. How Christina Bauer comes up with all her new ideas. I don’t think she sleeps. Well enjoyed this the first time I read it as dimensional drift. This is a beefed up and extended edition, and still kept me gripped until the end, I now in mourning I need to know what happen next in Umbra. It’s like letting me peak at the present at the top of my Christmas list and then it gone. Please Christine where do you get your ideas, I would like a peak at your imagination because I’m always astounded when you create all theses worlds.
4.5 stars Wow. Just wow. If Scythe is any indication, the Dimension Drift series is going to be a corker, hands down. Meimi is only 16 years old but she's much older than the usual teenager, having lost her father and sister, acting as caretaker for her emotionally and mentally fragile mother and living in a world where monstrous beasts are created to "dispose" of undesirables as defined by the Authority. Meimi supports herself and her mother by doing freelance scientific work for the local crime lord, Scythe, and becoming beholden to him for their very survival is not a choice she would have willingly made, had she actually had a choice. From the first few words, I was completely hooked on this story and its characters. The plot is full of nonstop action and tension while the characters, Meimi as well as others, are vividly drawn, even the exceedingly dangerous Lacerator, the newest of those killer monsters. Beyond all that, though, Ms. Bauer is a master craftsman of worldbuilding and that alone would have kept me fascinated. There is only one thing wrong with Scythe---it's a prequel and by the very nature of the beast (so to speak) that means the story ends way too quickly and leaves you hanging, swinging in the breeze. I really hope the next prequel, Umbra, will be out soon, followed by the first full-length novel, Alien Minds ;-)
Another brilliant book by Christina Bauer! Meimi is the spirited female lead who's post-apocalyptic life goes up in flames when those she's looked up to or trusted in do what they feel is in her best interest. Just before this, the guy she's literally been dreaming about shows up to help her mom out and realizes she's his special someone. Everything should be pretty straightforward, right? Nope, Christina Bauer introduces twists and turns to keep the reader engrossed until the very last page. Overall, I found it to be a solid introduction to a series and I can't wait to read more. Thank you to Christina Bauer, NetGalley, and Monster House Books for the chance to read this story and give others my honest thoughts and opinions.