Blog Tour: Review | 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2013 12:00 AM

Book Information:

Release date: June 15, 2013 

Age Group: Young Adult 

Genre: Thriller, Scifi

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life….

15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.

But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.

The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend.

Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.

15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn't understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.
I don’t read too many time travel books, because a lot of the time I end up getting confused if it isn’t written perfectly.  And because of that reason, I had second thoughts about reading this book.  But I’m so glad that I gave it a chance because 15 Minutes is a beautifully written book that is filled with non-stop action.  After reading this book, I think I’m going to be more open with time travel books.

If you could go back in time to change something, would you?  I know that there are things in my past that I wish I could undo.  Unfortunately, time travel isn’t available in the real world so I can’t actually go back in time and change anything.  But in Lara’s world, time travel is available.  And while most people are just a hologram without the ability to change anything when they go back in time, Lara is different.

Lara is planning on going back to the night that her mother was murdered and stopping it from happening.  But Lara doesn’t realize how much her life will change by stopping one thing from happening.

Lara’s world is now is completely different from her previous one and there are some things in this world that she doesn’t like and it’s up to her to fix them.  But she’s not sure if she will be able to change anything before it’s too late.

I really liked how compassionate and determined Lara was.  She could have just gave up and let things fall where they may, but she is such a caring person that she had to help the people she cared about in any way that she could, regardless of the consequences to herself.  I also really liked Donovan.  This really surprised me because when he was introduced to the story I really didn’t think that I would like him at all.

Overall, 15 Minutes is an amazing adventure with lots of twists that you won’t see coming.  It will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.  And that ending!!! I can honestly say that I am impatiently waiting the next book in this series and I will devour it the day I get my hands on it.
About the Author:
I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I'll say I don't want to write like everyone else. I don't want to craft stories you've read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you've ever read. 

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad. 

If you do, then I'll have succeeded. If not, I'll keep trying.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today and for your review. I'm so glad you liked it! It was a really fun book to write :)

    Jill Cooper

  2. This book sounds really awesome! I love the idea that she only has 15 minutes -- sounds super fast-paced. Great review, Christy :D


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