Future Shock

Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life—or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can’t say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she’ll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive thirty years in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.

  • 272 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807526828
  • April 2016

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  • 288 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807526804
  • September 2016

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  • April 2016

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  • This is an entertaining science fiction mystery that should appeal to James Patterson fans along with readers of Michael Grant’s “Gone” series. A good fit for collections serving science fiction fans and teens in marginalized situations, who will appreciate the attention given to the emotional consequences of the foster care experience.

    - School Library Journal

  • The author refreshingly swaps teen-lit gender stereotypes in the fairly formulaic but nonetheless satisfying romance: she’s the edgy, brooding girl with the heart of gold, and he’s the adorable, inexperienced good guy. An absorbing, if occasionally predictable, time-travel mystery with a side of romance.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • The story here is well paced and exciting, and each page is labeled with the time the group has remaining, heightening the narrative’s sense of urgency. An intriguing take on time travel gone awry that is destined for wide appeal.

    - Booklist Online

  • Future Shock is a cyberpunk tour de force thrill ride that aptly provides urban fiction, sci-fi, and mystery. This is a guaranteed hit recommended for all young adult collections.

    - VOYA

Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Westchester Fiction Award Winner

    Common Core

    RL.11-12.1,2,3,4,5,6,10 SL.11-12.1,1a,1c,1d,6 L.11-12.3,4,4a,4b,5,5a,5b W.11-12.3,3a,3b,3c,3c,3e,4,5,6,10