Mckenzie: Elena Martinez is sure her future isn’t going to amount to much. As a foster kid with no money and no job, she knows she can’t go to college; and she most likely will have to move out of her foster home and onto the streets when she turns 18 in two months. Just when she’s ready to give up hope, however, a corporation called Aether offers her a chance to take part in a “project.” If it weren’t for the money promised in exchange for her cooperation, Elena probably never would have given it much thought. But considering it might be her only option, she agrees. Turns out Aether’s “project” is sending a group of teenagers into the future to collect information on what life is like. And as she soon sees for herself, Elena’s future is far from anything she’d thought it would be.
I really enjoyed Future Shock; actually, that’s a bit of an understatement. I loved this book. Loved it so much that once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it back down. I read Future Shock in less than a day, which made it feel like I was living the story and running out of time right along with the characters. Speaking of the characters, I adored our group of teenagers. Albeit some more than others, but they all found a place in my heart and I loved the relationships that formed among them in the midst of all the chaos, shaky as they were in the beginning. The author’s writing was extremely captivating, and the plot moved at such an exciting pace. I also enjoyed that, although this is the first book in a series, there were no cliffhangers or questions left unanswered at the end; and I’m incredibly excited to see what transpires in the second book, Future Threat, which fortunately comes out in September of this year :-)