First Posted: 11/4/2014
Teens: Use your extra hour from Daylight Savings to read some time travel fiction. You can even start a new time travel series.
“Found” by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Series)
When 13-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere full of babies with no adults on board, they realize they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.
“The Here and Now” by Ann Brashares
Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was 12, came from another time and she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.
“Inu-Yasha, 1” by Takahashi Rumiko (Graphic Novel Series)
Historical action and romance from one of Japan’s most beloved creators, Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she’s pulled out of her own time and into another. There, in Japan’s ancient past, she discovers more than a few of those dusty old legends are true and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular — the dog like half-demon called Inuyasha. That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewe, or ” Jewel of Four Souls.” But demons beware…the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power.
“Pathfinder” by Orson Scott Card
Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others’ pasts, but revelations after his father’s death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him.
“Psyren 1, Urban Legend” by Toshiaki Iwashiro (Graphic Novel Series)
“Save me!” Those were Sakurako Amamiya’s last words to her friend Ageha Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing. Now Ageha’s on a quest to find her. He’s convinced that the mythical Psyren Secret Society has something to do with the recent rash of disappearances. And now he seems to be caught up as a player in their very deadly game.
“Time Riders” by Alex Scarrow (Series)
Rescued from imminent death, teens Maddy, Liam and Sal join forces in 2001 Manhattan to correct changes in history made by other time travelers, using a “time bubble” surrounding the attack on the Twin Towers to hide their journeys.
“Waterfall” by Lisa Tawn Bergren (Series)
Maybe most American teens would love a Mediterranean vacation, but the Bentarrini sisters are stuck in Italy every summer with their archaeologist parents. Young Gabi is bored out of her mind - until she’s swept into the 14th century and a whole new world filled with knights, horses, armor, swords and great-looking Italian guys.