T-Minus

T-Minus

by Shannon Greenland

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Overview

“A savvy female lead, a best friend crush, and twenty-four hours to save the world… LOVED IT!”New York Times bestselling author Julie Cross

I am the daughter of the first female POTUS, and today is about to become the longest day of my life…

24 hours—that’s how much time I have to save my mother before terrorists assassinate her. But now my father and brother are missing, too. This goes deeper than anyone thinks. Only someone on the inside would know how to pull this off—how to make the entire First Family disappear.

I can't trust anyone, so it’s up to me to uncover the conspiracy and stop these madmen. Because little do they know, they picked the wrong person to terrorize.

My name is Sophie Washington, and I will not be a victim. No one, I repeat no one, is taking me or my family down. But the clock is ticking…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640636651
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 259,112
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Shannon Greenland, or S. E. Green, is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen horror, Ultimate Sacrifice, a #1 Amazon bestseller; the teen spy series, The Specialists, a National Reader’s Choice recipient; the teen romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award; and the teen romance, Shadow of a Girl. Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five! When she’s not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog.
https://shannongreenland.com/

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T-Minus 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
JReppy 12 days ago
I enjoyed Shannon Greenland's "The Specialists" series, so I was eager to check out T-Minus when given the opportunity. I am glad I did, because it was an enjoyable book. Sophie Washington, daughter of the first female President, wakes up on her seventeenth birthday only to be told that a domestic terrorist group has put out a hit on her mother, the President. Before the family is separated, her father tells Sophie not to trust anyone, as her mother/the President believes someone inside the government, possibly inside the White House, is involved in the plot. Adding to the chaos is that Sophie's older brother, Erik, had chosen that night to sneak out, a habit of his. The family soon learns that Erik has been taken by the terrorist group. Not sure whom she can trust and observing puzzling behavior by Frank, her personal Secret Service agent, and other government officials, she relies on her training and her friends in the Teen Intelligence Agency (a training program for children of CIA employees) to try to save Erik and later save her mother. However, the conspiracy is deeper and better organized than expected and Sophie has to make choices with costly consequences. The overall plot is good, with good pacing as to events and the revealing of the identity of the domestic terrorist group and the reasons for wanting to kill Madam President. The characters are well-developed, especially Sophie and her friends -- Jackson, Callie, and Zeke. While Erik's main role in the book is terrorist hostage, I liked that the author has Sophie think about and remember past interactions and events involving her brother, providing a clearer picture of who he is besides being the President's son. I am glad that the author portrayed Sophie and her friends as more like "typical" teenagers (albeit with unusual lives and atypical training), with a desire to be more independent and test boundaries, but also with fears and vulnerabilities. I received a copy of the e-book via NetGalley.
beckymmoe 12 days ago
Intense! T-Minus is very much like a YA version of the television show 24.Sophie, the daughter of the first female president, has a similar time frame to try to save her mother and the country–and faces at least as many twists, turns, and dangers as Jack Bauer did. Fortunately, we can read it in a day or two and don’t have to wait an entire television season to figure out what will happen. On the whole I enjoyed the book–it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat!–though there were times that it felt like a bit too much was happening. At times the way-too-frequent flashbacks were the only respite readers got from the action, and it was draining. An excess of setbacks and tragedies (one in particular; yikes) that the characters don’t have timeto deal with lost their impact somewhat when things just go on as normal afterward. (Obviously, life does go on afterward; but here it seemed a bit extreme given the circumstances.) I’ll be keeping an eye out for more from this author! Rating: 4 stars / B- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous 13 days ago
When Sophie Washington wakes up on her birthday, she plans to pierce her nose against her mom's wishes and go zip-lining. But then everything goes wrong because she happens to be the daughter of the first female POTUS. Soon, Sophie has to work with her friends to save her entire family. The first couple chapters are a little difficult to get through and I personally am not a fan of the love-interest-in-form-of-boy-who-is-important-to-plot but otherwise this was an interesting read and very suspenseful! (Thanks NetGalley for providing me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.)
DownrightDystopian 13 days ago
I was super excited to be apart of the blog tour for this novel – I mean, look at that premise! T-Minus follows Sophie, whose mother is the first woman POTUS. I know, super interesting concept, right? One thing I loved about this book is how quickly this book just jumped right into the plot. Within the first chapter, we find that Sophie has been asked to go to a safe house, with each person in her family also going to a different safe house of their own because of threats against Sophie’s mother. I don’t really want to go into much detail, but basically a lot happens soon after as we find out a lot about the past through multiple flashbacks. Trust me, it ends up all fitting together and it’s really interesting to follow along with. There’s a lot of action too, so if you’re an action fan like me, you’re going to love this book! In the end, I found this book to be very engaging and I couldn’t put it down at times. I’ve heard that it’s perfect for fans of 24, which I’ve never watched before, so I guess I’ll have to check that out now too! If you’re looking for a fast-paced action-packed read, T-Minus is the book for you.
BookwormforKids 15 days ago
The first page launches into action and holds an exciting pace all the way to the end. It's Sophie's seventeenth birthday, and it's one she'll never forget. She's the daughter of the first woman President, but is thrown into a roller coaster thriller as her mother, and the rest of the family, are targeted by a group for assassination. The family is split up for their own protection and brought to safe houses...everyone but Sophie's older brother, that is. He sneaked out to party during the night and can't be located. When Sophie receives a call begging for help, she knows it's up to her to save him. But things aren't easy. The threat comes from an insider, and Sophie might just have to find a way to save her entire family herself. Action and tension are kept in high gear for this read as Sophie tries her best to figure out what's happening, who the bad guy is, and save her family. There are unexpected moments around every bend and the stakes are very high. This tension draws in and keeps the reader hooked until the last page. (It should be mentioned that the death rate of innocents is high, something more sensitive readers should be aware of.) Sophie is up against impossible odds, and makes good as well as bad decisions. She's easy to root for and connect with, making her a great heroine. While the plot moves along at a wonderful pace and the mystery elements are very well placed, there are a few stumbles in logic. But this is something which older readers will notice more than younger ones. Also, there are many flashbacks scattered in the pages. While this can be a great tool, there were a bit too many for my taste and tended to interrupt the flow of the story a little. But it was still exciting enough, in general, to keep me from laying the book down. Thriller fans who love intrigue, danger and action are sure to enjoy this tale.
BuriedUnderBooks 16 days ago
Once I got past the rather eyebrow-raising premise of this book and let myself go with the flow, so to speak, I had a good time watching Sophie fight back when the unthinkable happens to her family. What makes her story so intriguing is that her family is the First Family, not your everyday family in the local neighborhood. To say the stakes are much higher is not an overstatement. Mind you, Sophie isn’t entirely alone in her fight against whoever the bad guys are. In fact, a strong and very appealing element here is the connections among Sophie’s friends and, of course, her family. Trust is in short supply among the people who are supposed to protect her family but she reaches out to the teens in a special training program that she believes she can count on. As you might expect in an action adventure tale, the potential outcome is high risk as is the level of tension and the pace is unrelenting. Occasional flashbacks gave me a few moments to calm down just a little and I appreciated that although perhaps they occurred a little too frequently. There are plenty of false leads and red herrings along the way but I have to say the ending held some surprises (that’s a good thing) as well as satisfaction, With today’s attention to domestic terrorism, this story packs an especially vivid wallop, whether it’s realistic or not. Sure, an attack of this type on the president and her family is less likely than an attack on a school or food festival but the point is that literally nothing is beyond possibility when extremists have an agenda. Frightening stuff, indeed.
nccntrygrl01 16 days ago
T-Minus is a fast paced YA thriller in the style of “24”. Sophie is the teenage daughter of the first female president. When she finds out she has 24 hours to stop a domestic terror group from assignations her mother, Sophie and her “gang” of friends (who have all gone through a CIA teen training program) set out to stop the killing and find out the reason behind this as Sophia learns things about an past incident she may not want to know. . The story is told through many flashbacks and has a very high death rate. There is a minor romantic storyline but nothing that detracts from the action and main plot. If you enjoy action thrillers like the TV show 24 and can suspend a little disbelief for a story full of action, you will enjoy the this book. I give it 3.5 out of 5. Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours & NetGalley for a review copy of this book.
Phanniebookworm 17 days ago
What I liked This book was so great that I’m sad that the reading adventure is already over for me! Why? Couldn’t it be a bit longer? Or can we get a sequel please? That would be wonderful! Thank you very much! And now instead of complaining and crying I guess that I should start with all the amazing things this book has to offer! First of all can we talk about the action? This was one hell of a ride, T-Minus is action-packed and I L.O.V.E.D that so much. This is the kind of thriller that I craved these past few months and never got. Now my cravings are satisfied for a while but I still want more of T-Minus. The Flashbacks were pretty great. It helped us get to know our main character a lot better and especially to get some insights into the story. Which is a great thing. Usually I find flashbacks annoying because they are always at the wrong time but Greenland managed to put them at the right places. Thank you for that! The author’s writing style was also perfect. The sentences were short, the pace was fast, the writing was fluid and the chapters were pretty short. Everything was perfect, and it’s everything I like! The storyline was great and it reminded me a bit of the TV show Designated Survivor on Netflix. Well the book has nothing to do with the plot of DS but it’s still about some troubles in the White House. I also appreciated the meaning of friendship in this book because Sophie has a lot of luck to have friends that support her as they did in T-Minus. This is real friendship, maybe not always realistic (I talk about their decisions) but it still felt real. What I didn’t like Everything was great! Some parts might have been a bit too predictable and I already knew from the beginning who was behind all of this mess but I still liked the reading experience a lot! Overall, if you like thrillers and especially action-packed and fast-paced thrillers, read T-Minus. I promise you won’t be disappointed! It’s a fantastical Young Adult thriller. Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and Xpresso Book Tours for receiving a review copy in exchange for an honest review!
HugsandKissesforBooks 18 days ago
Thrilling read! Thanks to NetGalley, Edelweiss and Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read and review T-Minus by Shannon Greenland! The president’s daughter, Sophie, is awakened during the night when the secret service has discovered a terrorist attack in the making. The story alternates between the present, as the attack progresses, with snippets of past experiences and memories that Sophie has with her family and friends. Her brother Erik is not home and the family believes he’s in danger and they are right. The mystery gradually unravels as to the purpose behind the attack but meanwhile people are dying, being kidnapped or, as in Sophie’s case, being manipulated into doing the terrorists’ bidding. Sophie is part of the TIA, a teenage agency created by the CIA to train and teach survival skills and tactics to teens. She’s made strong friends in the TIA and they help her get to the bottom of what’s going on. Unique characters and the alternating of past and present builds the relationships up and creates empathy for the characters. A suspenseful YA mystery, 4 stars! * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Jolie 18 days ago
When I read the blurb of T-Minus, my attention was caught. It reminded me of 24 Hours. Since I was a fan of that show, I knew that I needed to read this book. I am glad I did!! T-Minus was a fast, explosive read that I got lost in. T-Minus is the story of Sophie Washington. Sophie is the teenage daughter of the first POTUS. One night, she is woken up by her Secret Service agent with the news that the President and her family are the targets of a domestic terrorist attack. They are to be separated and taken to different safe houses. Sophie finds out that this terrorist cell has people who infiltrated the White House. Not trusting anyone, Sophie turns to the only other people she can trust, her friends from a CIA training camp for teens. Sophie has 24 hours to find out who is behind the attacks on her family and bring them down. But that is easier said than done when she doesn’t know who to trust. I couldn’t believe the fast pace of T-Minus. Right from page one, the book was go-go-go. The author did a fantastic job of keeping the speed of the plotline as fast as she did. But, there were times when it faltered. Mainly during the flashbacks. If the author placed the flashback at the beginning of the book (like headers) or even had dedicated mini-chapters to them, I would have been fine. But to have a scene interrupted by Sophie remembering various people, drove me nuts. I liked Sophie. I liked that the author showed how stifling being a child of the POTUS could be. I couldn’t imagine having Secret Service tailing me everywhere. I also thought that she was strong: mentally and physically. I would have lost it after what happened to her brother. But she didn’t allow herself time to dwell on it. Instead, she turned all her feelings into anger, and that powered her through the rest of the book. I also liked that she was also a normal teenage girl. She had crushes, fought with her parents, and did crazy teenage stuff with her friends. Of course, all that was told in flashbacks but still. It was nice to see glimpses of what she could be like during the book. The mystery of who was behind the terrorist attacks was wonderfully written. The author was able to make me think it was several people, including Sophie’s father. There were several twists in the plot that took me by surprise. But it was the one at the end that made my jaw drop. I couldn’t believe who it was. The end of T-Minus was unbelievable. The author wrapped up all the plotlines except one, which makes me wonder if there will be a book 2.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Thank you to Entangled: Teen and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this eArc. If you like shows like 24 and Homeland, then this book is for you. I can’t say I ever watched 24 but Homeland is one of my favorite shows. T-Minus takes place in a span of 24 hours. Right away I get thrown into Sophie Washington’s life and she’s being taken to a safe house because a plot to assassinate her mother, the President of the United States is underway. She’s separated from her mom, dad and brother and doesn’t know who to trust. But Sophie is no ordinary president’s daughter – she and a bunch of her friends underwent TIA training. Something similar to special ops training but for teens! So yes, she and her friends are skilled at espionage, fighting, hacking, you name it, each of them excels at what they were trained to do. The clock ticks down as Sophie and her friends have to find out who is behind this plan that is killing people she loves. This story is fast-paced and full of suspense. I sort of suspected early on who the villain was but that didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the story. And sometimes it’s unbelievable to think teenagers can be the ones to save the day in a situation like this. But I think Sophie and her friends convinced me they could handle any situation with the training they went through. I believe this is a standalone novel but I feel like there could be a whole series devoted to Sophie and her friends saving the day. This is an entertaining page-turner with lots of thrilling action to keep anyone engaged
onemused 19 days ago
3.5 stars T-MINUS is a fast-paced YA thriller that is billed as 24 for teens. Sophie Washington, the character from whose perspective we view the world, is the daughter of the first female POTUS. The book begins when she is woken at night for a security protocol due to a terrorist demand for her mother. Soon, she learns that it may be organized by people on the inside, and she is not safe with the special security guarding her. Furthermore, her brother is missing, and Sophie may be the only one who can find him. Thanks to her TIA (teen CIA) training, she and her friends have all the abilities they need to dig deeper into the terrorist organization and hopefully save her family. Everything in the book happens very quickly as Sophie searches for her family and works with her friends to figure out who is behind it all. The book will appeal to younger readers who will buy in to the TIA training of hotwiring cars and pretty much doing everything spies can do while also accepting the fast pace of uncovering clues and figuring everything out while also facing several characters' deaths. This is definitely a thriller with an overall very quick pace. The text is broken by italicized flashbacks that could mostly be skipped, as they do not add much and slow down the plot. Sophie's character is built through her actions and thoughts about other characters, though the flashbacks were attempting to connect more to her history. In terms of the romance, it was a little rushed/very background, and I was not so into it, but it was also a very minor part of the plot so it didn't come across as unbelievable or instalove (they had a history which was mentioned a bit/in flashbacks). The strongest parts of the book are the quick action, the overall mystery that needs solving, and the decisions Sophie must make as she navigates her new, scarier world. Sophie felt like a very believable character (even though with some maybe unbelievable training- though, I admit, I wish I could have been in the TIA!), and I was totally hooked in wanting to save her family and learn more about the terrorist organization/plots. I would recommend for people who like thrillers with a strong mystery. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.