Finished The Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner. I received a copy from the publisher. This is the first in a set of seven books. Each book will have a different author (except for book seven, which will also be written by James Dashner).
Summary (from Goodreads):
“Scholastic’s next multi-platform mega-event begins here! History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!
When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel — a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring — they’re swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.Now it’s up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak’s missing parents while they’re at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!”
This is such an incredibly fun book! I loved Sera (and Dak…and tolerated Riq). And I love the idea behind it that there are all these Breaks in history because the wrong thing happened. (The big example in this book, of course, is that the Amancio brothers discovered America after overthrowing Columbus.)
It’s definitely fun to think about the potentials of an alternate history. What if Kennedy hadn’t been assassinated, for example? Or, in a scarier future, what if Hitler had won World War II?
I am very excited to read the next book in the series (and, if we’re being honest, ideally I could read the next six books right now).