Hello readers! I’m finally back with a review!
This will be a general review of the first five installment in the series. There’s a sixth book that I didn’t read yet.
Title: The Time hunters
Author: Carl Ashmore
Genre: Sci -fi/Time Travel/Young Adult
General rating: 5/5
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The time hunters is a great series, and even if GR says that’s young adult, an older middle-grade reader will find it really entreating.
I found it by chance on Amazon unlimited, and quickly became addicted, I easily gave all the first 4 books in the series 5 stars on GR, except for the fifth, with a solid 3 stars.
The plot is simple, at the beginning: Joe and Becky, brother and sister, are invited to spend the summer holidays with their Uncle Percy, an eccentric man who lives at Bowen Hall. They didn’t know that Uncle Percy is a time traveller!
Each book is set in a different era, a bunch of characters are a costant in every story, and it’s fascinating to read all their adventures. The reader will encounter a lot of famous character and creatures (yes, even dinosaurs!) during the time travels.
There are the villains, and they are really mean. There’s a great sense of family and friendship, to try to being kind and do the right things, but the books deal also with some darker pages of our history, like the Olocaust. Keep that in mind for younger readers.
I found myself crying and laughing and hold my breath during my reading sessions, and with the progress of the series, the plot became more violent, and darker and complicated, that’s why the fifth book hasn’t reached the 5 stars for me.
I still reccomend this underrated series, if you have read it or plan to, feel free to comment below! I would love to hear your opinion!