Book Review – Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau

time bombA congressman’s daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who’s tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who’s done trying to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion.

They couldn’t be more different, but before the morning’s over, they’ll all be trapped in a school that’s been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they’ll also be looking to one another for answers.


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I was sadly a little let down by this – I have loved Charbonneau’s testing trilogy and Dividing Eden, so had high expectations. Also with such sensitive subject matter, I think I was hoping for more.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a quick and easy read and I enjoyed it well enough, I was just hugely anticipating this. I was hoping for something with more suspense, like One of Us Is Lying, and with insight into the situation. Instead, I guessed pretty early on who it was and was even right about why.

I did like the different characters storylines, especially Rashid’s and Cas’s. But I did find it suffered a little from too many characters, and at point I was getting them confused. Also, some while having a decent amount of backstory didn’t really have a reason for being at the school, and it may be just an American thing, but I found it odd so many people were there on a non school day!

Good enough but was hoping for more.


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