Time Stoppers

Time Stoppers

by Carrie Jones

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Overview

Annie Nobody thought she was, well, nobody, living in a nowhere town where nothing goes her way. Day 1 at her newest foster home proves to be dreadful, too . . . and things get even worse when she's chased by something big and scary that definitely wants to eat her.

Luckily for Annie, not everything is what it seems, and she gets swept up--literally--by a sassy dwarf on a hovercraft snowmobile and taken to Aurora, a hidden, magical town on the coast of Maine. There, she finds a new best friend in Jamie Hephastion Alexander--who thought he was a normal kid (but just might be a troll)--and Annie discovers that she's not exactly who she thought she was, either. She's a Time Stopper, meant to protect the enchanted.

Together, Annie and Jamie discover a whole new world of magic, power, and an incredible cast of creatures and characters. But where there's great power, there are also those who want to misuse it, and Aurora is under siege. It's up to the kids to protect their new home, even if it means diving headfirst into magical danger.

Awards for Need
An Indiebound Next Pick
A YALSA BBYA Nominee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619638624
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Time Stoppers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 199,615
File size: 955 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as After Obsession, co-written with Steven E. Wedel. She also co-edited the anthology Dear Bully, about YA authors' experiences with bullying. She is a distinguished alum of Vermont College's MFA program and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine because she likes cop stories. Really.

www.carriejonesbooks.com
Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as Time Stoppers and After Obsession, co-written with Steven E. Wedel. She also co-edited the anthology Dear Bully, about YA authors' experiences with bullying. She is a distinguished alum of Vermont College's MFA program and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine because she likes cop stories. Really.

www.carriejonesbooks.com

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Time Stoppers 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
S_Cote More than 1 year ago
Annie Nobody has been tossed from foster home to foster home. Strange things seem to happen around her and she never stays at any home very long. Jaime Alexander is not loved by his family and wondering why they sudden seem like they want to eat them. When the two of them are rescued and brought to Aurora, can they protect their new community? As someone familiar with the area, it is fun to see how Jones uses Mount Desert Island and the surrounding area within the story. I spent a fair amount of time wondering which library she based Mr. Nate's on (because I am a librarian and like to do that.) There was one plot point that I thought waited too long involving a garden gnome, but I am not sure how I would have sped it up. I loved the acknowledgments and the ending. I can't wait to see book two.
_staceykym_ More than 1 year ago
ARC kindly provided by Bloomsbury Publishing Australia in exchange for an honest review. Review ‘Time Stoppers’ was a novel I wasn't sure what to expect of. I knew it was going to be a lot more “childish” in a sense because its target audience is children between nine and twelve. I didn't expect too much of the novel; yet I knew that the writing was going to be good. This was going to be one of those novels that just CLICKED for me or one that didn't. Jamie and Annie were quite the pair. First, I loved their names together, so kind and good. These two were really the definition of the sweetest characters after having survived a rough childhood. Further into the novel, I realised why I felt so disconnected: As I am older, the values I had as a child had changed so the way I thought was different. I believe this was the cause of the riff. I strongly recommend this for nine to twelve year olds; they will certainly love it! I enjoyed the introductory part of the novel, which took up about a third or fourth of the entire story, but it just didn't hook me as much as I would have liked it to. It was too slow for me and a bit more action would have been in favour, yet for a senior-primary school novel, this was done superbly well. I definitely see myself loving this novel if I were younger as it embodied everything that I loved back then: action and a cute, puppy-love romance with a moral or lesson at the very end. I guess, as a lover of the young-adult genre I expected a lot more violence and romance; but, I knew that in order to get a good reading experience, I had to alter my expectations to suit the genre I was reading. ‘Time Stoppers’ that felt light-hearted and with an easy atmosphere and mood. It was a good novel; a kind one that teaches the young reader yet appeals to their good nature. Yet, I couldn't for one instant find myself extremely touched by the emotions coursing through the pages. To be frank, I felt a little bit detached and unable to connect with the main characters but I appreciated the theme of hope and love that ran throughout the whole story. The writing style was easy and sweet. If you're looking for a novel that was written well and grammatically correct, than this one lights up in all those areas. It is extremely important for a novel to be written well, especially for an audience of children, and it just made me glad to read. There were so many good qualities to the writing! I loved it! The plot was done well. Everything fit and there weren't any plot holes or things that I would have changed. I felt like this story would have been given more credit if read by somebody younger than me. There just wasn't enough...drama...in it for me. I felt bored at times and had to skim read to get to the parts that best appealed to me. I felt like the ending could have been a lot better. Everything just got wrapped up to well and it didn't leave much for a cliff-hanger, though the author definitely attempted one. The open end made room for a potential series and the author’s choice to write a happy ending was poor. A cliff-hanger would have encouraged her readers to continue reading. If there WERE to be more novels in the series I would be interested to see where the author would lead it, but as of now, I am not expecting too much. Read more at: https://staceykym.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/review-time-stoppers-by-carrie-jones/