fantasy, teen

The Time Fetch

The Time Fetch
Author: Amy Herrick
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-61620-220-0
Pages: 320
Price: $16.95

Author’s website
Buy it at Amazon

Mistaking the Time Fetch as an ordinary rock, Edward picks it up to bring to science class and wakes it from its slumber. Its purpose is to send out foragers to gather those moments that won’t be missed, to be redistributed to others in the Great Web. But now that the Fetch has been roused prematurely, it creates chaos in the foragers’ indiscriminate theft of time.

Only four classmates have touched the Fetch, and now they have knowledge and understanding of what’s going on around them that no one else seems to have. Danton, Edward, Brigit and Feenix have to work together to save the universe from the out-of-control foragers. But first they will need to outwit some witches, the Unraveler, and beasts intent on stopping them.

The Time Fetch is one of the most enjoyable young adult books I’ve read. The story is fast-paced and absorbing, and I had a hard time putting this book down. The magic and fantasy, as well as the unlikely partnership of these four very different classmates, is on par with the Harry Potter series. It was great watching them make the decision to work together, putting aside their differences, and becoming friends in the process. I highly recommend this book for all ages.

Reviewer: Alice Berger