Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: Out of Time by Donna Marie Oldfield

Published: July 14th 2014
Genre: YA, superhero
Format: ebook
Source: provided for honest review
Goodreads Summary

A superhero novel.

Scarlett Shortt is just an average 18-year-old girl, but then her life takes an extraordinary turn following a road accident. She wakes up to find that the world has twisted beyond recognition – everything is very dark and different now and a bunch of teenagers she’s never met before claim to be her best friends. The group can do amazing things, such as fly, read minds and control electricity, and Scarlett is shocked to learn that she has special powers too.

The reluctant superhero soon finds herself caught up in their mission to make the world a better place and overthrow the evil prime minister, Adam Goulden. Will she learn how to use her powers in time to face their dangerous adversaries and will she ever discover exactly where she is and how she got there?

Out Of Time is the first book in a continuing series for young adults.

"What do I do now?" she thought. "I've been hit by a lorry, woken up in a nightmare universe, lost my best friend, found out my family are supposedly dead, I'm homeless and I've been attacked by a bunch of super-powered maniacs. Things really couldn't get crazier, or much worse."

The Good

Alright just what I easy to get into super hero book.  Fun powers, good heroes, and of course, my favorite, the despicable villain. But not only do you have your good guy super hero group but you also get your grey area, the end's justify the means super hero group trying to bring down the villain as well.

The Bad

The bad thing for me would be the old saying 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me'. You'll see what me and General Ackbar (Think return of the jedi) mean by this when you read it.

The Romance

The romance is interesting in this book as it has a love triangle, plus amnesia and even a 4th party. So let's just say everything is not smooth sailing.


Overall I had a great time reading the book and look forward to the second book in the series. If you’re looking for a fun Superhero Young Adult novel, this is the book you're looking for. And just in case I'm not a jedi, give it a try any way you won't regret it.


Neelam didn't look convinced. "Or maybe the concussion you had made you invent that perfect world you remember and it doesn't exist at all," she suggested.

"I'll try..."
"There's only do, no try," Dylan said in a croaky voice.
"So now you think you're Yoda?" she laughed. "You do know you got that quote completely wrong?"

It was nice to be held like this by a boy. It was all so new to Scarlett, but she certainly liked it. She gazed around at the stars and wondered if she was dreaming, then she pushed the thought right out of her mind, scared that if she was asleep, she would wake herself up.


  1. Happy you enjoyed it but the superhero thing just doesn't interest me really.

  2. aww no superhero's? Even if I told you they don't wear any tights?

  3. I like the cover!
    Sounds interesting, will surely read it :)

  4. Sweet, you'll have to let me know what you think about it.

  5. It definitely sounds as though there is no smooth sailing for I'm curious as to how the super powers fit in. :) Hopefully, she gets to kick some bad guy butt. I love the Yoda quote you shared...I use that quote - the real one - with my kids almost every day. :)


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