Friday, May 11, 2018

ARC #Review - Dimension Drift by Christina Bauer #YALit #Paranormal

Series: Dimension Drift Worlds # 1
Format: E-Book, 125 pages
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Monster House Books
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal

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.

Dimension Drift, by author Christina Bauer, is the prequel to a new young adult paranormal romance series called Dimension Drift World. In this first installment, Bauer introduces readers to a new world where most people live in domed cities and are under the control of the so called Government. Set in the year 2611, Meimi has been searching for her older sister Luci who apparently ran away with her boyfriend a year ago. Since then, her mother has become a shell of herself. Until the day of Meimi's birthday.  

This is the same sister who was close to her mother and a draft scientist. Meimi and her mother live off the grid in an abandoned chemical factory due to the fact that her mother is not altogether healthy. Plus, what Meimi does, designs her own technology, will get her dead if she ends up being caught. In this world, those who don't meet the Authority's strict guidelines, are tossed away and never seen again. Meimi isn't your average teenager. She actually gets down with the scientific designs like magnetic enhancers and makes good money doing so.

Meimi’s mom asks her to help her create a void or drift so that she can call on a friend to help them find Luci. Creating this drift will put their lives in danger and if caught by the government they will be executed. Hoping to avoid the wrath of the government after she makes a huge mistake, Meimi calls on a business acquaintance of hers that may be able to help her cover up the deed. The only other thing you need to know about this story is that the second character to be introduced in this series, Thorne Oxblood, makes a brief appearance and there is definitely a connection between the two. 

1. Dimension Drift
2. Umbra

1. Alien Minds 
2. ECHO Academy

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