Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: The Girl & the Machine by Beth Revis

Read on January 11, 2015.

Beth Revis was nice enough to offer a copy of The Girl & the Machine to the first 500 readers to reply to her newsletter, and I was thrilled to have replied in time!

The Girl & the Machine is a short story about a college-aged guy named Franklin who can time-travel... within limits. He can only travel back within his own timeline, and not into the future. When Franklin meets a girl, Heather, who claims to know him and his secret, he's intrigued and willingly hops on a plane with her after she tells him they've met in his future and her past. She claims they are going to change the world, and he believes her.

I would like to go into more detail about the plot, but I honestly think it will have more of an impact if you go in unspoiled. I'm afraid if I talked about it at all that I would inadvertently ruin it. Just trust me - read it.

I've said in the past that I'm not a fan of short stories, but I think this one may have changed my mind. Beth Revis is a brilliant writer, and she was able to weave an incredibly interesting story in just a few short pages. The characters were more developed than some I've read in other fully-developed series, and the premise is so fascinating. I will definitely be picking up her new short story collection (The Future Collection) once it's released.

Rating (out of five stars): 

Click to view The Future Collection on Amazon

Beth Revis' website

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