Out of Time (Out of Time #1) by Donna Marie Oldfield

Out of Time (Out of Time #1)

Scarlett Shortt is just an average 16 year old until she wakes up in a dark new world. As she tries to make sense of what’s happened to the London she knew, she meets a group of strange teenagers who insist she’s part of their team of superheroes. She’s sceptical at first, but after run-ins with weird robots, superpowered villains and corrupt cops, she decides that trusting her new friends is her best option. And so the reluctant hero joins...

Details Out of Time (Out of Time #1)

TitleOut of Time (Out of Time #1)
Release DateJul 14th, 2014
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Comics, Superheroes

Reviews Out of Time (Out of Time #1)

  • Dianne
    It isn’t often that a young adult book is age appropriate for younger teens, but Out of Time by Donna Marie Oldfield is definitely a book for all ages! She has cleverly called her characters ‘Superheroes’ as opposed to mutants, or genetically engineered or whatever, it lends a positive note to this band of gifted teens who live on the fringe of society, fighting against the evils of a corrupt government and the brutal mistreatment of their ...
  • Barb Taub
    In her debut YA novel, Out of Time, author Donna Marie Oldfield gets most of it right. Plus, she’s a professional copywriter, so grammar and spelling are immaculate, a welcome surprise in a new indie author. I did find the title somewhat misleading, as the story isn’t a time-travel, but more an urban fantasy.On her eighteenth birthday, Scarlett Shortt has no larger agenda than showing her best friend Alex her new watch, when he leaps toward h...
  • Jillian Lopez
    It's not often that I read books that contain superheroes. I'm always the type of person who loves contemporaries and dystopian novels, but when I read this book I noticed that Out of Time is a really unique story. You don't always read books that have superheroes. Books nowadays are about vampires and werewolves.But this one. This one. The plot is so unique that it stands out. And that's what I really appreciate about this novel.The story is abo...
  • Matt Ely
    Original review at JC's Book HavenSource: provided for honest review"What do I do now?" she thought. "I've been hit by a lorry, woken up in a nightmare universe, lost my best friend, found out my family are supposedly dead, I'm homeless and I've been attacked by a bunch of super-powered maniacs. Things really couldn't get crazier, or much worse."The GoodAlright just what I needed...an easy to get into super hero book. Fun powers, good heroes, and...
  • Justine
    3.5 StarsI received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. When this author approached me with a dystopian with superheroes I was sold. I was very excited to start this novel because dystopians are my favourite and I haven't read any with superheroes before. Now with that being said I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. It was definitely more superhero than dystopian. Also I found there to be way too much dial...
  • Sally Jordan
    I loved this fun book about superheroes and liked how real all the characters were. The world its set in is different but in a believable way. I really felt like I could be Scarlett and that my own world could turn out like the one she's in. This added to my enjoyment. There were no uniforms or code names just Scarlett and her other superhero friends battling the very real but very sinister bad guys. The main bad guy was brilliant too! There's a ...
  • southernmyst
    This was mostly fun and entertaining; it certainly hooked me in well from about chapter 2. The action and adventure is well done, and one or two bits certainly had me on the edge of my seat. Overall: a strong start (from chapter 2), a tedious middle, and an okay end. As the first in a series, it's a promising start.It got a bit tedious around two-thirds through, with all the tiresome details of the bickering. (view spoiler)[This was all the bicke...
  • Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
    I was given this book in exchange from the author in exchange for an honest review. I am giving this book 3.5 stars but rounding up for reasons which will become clear by the end of this review. I honestly don't know what to classify this book as. I think it is an YA urban fantasy. I generally don't try to classify the genre because books are books to me and I read them all. This book was full of action and it was a little on the small size at 28...
  • Sarah
    I'm glad I gave this one a try. It does suffer a little from the usual super hero problem: you have a bunch of people with super powers, they can even combine and enhance each other's powers - what can possibly stop them? And while it does seem that super powers can and can't be used when it suits the story (for instance it's apparently easy enough to unlock doors and cars and throw objects around with your telekinesis but it's impossible to undo...
  • Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
    This was... well, it was a good filler for some down time, but it wasn't great. I had a few problems with it that kinda threw me out of the plot itself.1. Speech dialogue. This was more minor point, but every time, nobody spoke. They YELLED. Or SHOUTED. Or... well, mostly yelled. It was all very very obvious, which detracted from any subtleties that could have been done with body language or thought or just author comment really.2. Background plo...
  • Kit
    Really enjoyed this YA book. To me it seemed aimed at younger teens but it was definitely a good read for this adult too. Scarlett is a great protagonist and all the other characters had clear identities too. The plot is mainly simple in an easy to follow way but there are quite a few twists and surprises. It's packed with action and is fast paced. I read it in a day. A quick read. I'd recommend it to teens, super hero fans and also people lookin...
  • Alicia
    This was a fun, light book with somewhat predictable plot (not without a few twists). Would I read more by this author? Sure. Would I recommend this book to others? Meh.See the full review on my blog, Awesome Book Assessment.
  • David Mitchell
    While I think the premise of the book was interesting, I found myself less interested in the characters. Most of the details centered around stuff that a teenage girl would be interested in reading about, but I was not. So, if that's your thing, then this is the book for you, but for me it wasn't.
  • Pat fletcher
    Well written book with a storyline that is suitable for both teenagers and adults. I enjoyed reading this book and have since read her second book Heroes and Villians and look forward to further publications by Donna