Death Thieves by Julie Wright
You’re dead, Summer Dawn Rae.
When Summer Rae is stolen from the moment of her own death and taken to a future where mankind is dying, it is with the hope that she, and other teenagers like her, can save it. But after only a short time in the future, Summer discovers a darker side to the altruistic reasons behind her abduction. She is determined to fulfill her purpose in a world gone literally mad, but can an ordinary girl save a whole world when she only cares about saving one person?
Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of nowhere (don’t ask). She wrote her first book when she was fifteen, and has since written nineteen novels–ten of which are traditionally published. Julie was nominated for the Whitney award for her novel Eyes Like Mine and won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart. She has been awarded the Crown Heart award for The Fortune Café. She is agented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc.
She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition).
She loves writing, reading, traveling, speaking at schools, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.
She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well enough to cuss out her children in public settings.
She hates mayonnaise and the fickle comma.
Summer and her twin sister Winter are seventeen years old. Winter is the good twin with great goals and a hard working attitude. Summer is more mediocre and finds herself in trouble sneaking out with her boyfriend and such. One day Winter decides to cut class to have lunch with her boyfriend and finds herself facing a truck driving right for her. But then she is seeing the accident from a distance and a stranger name Tag is explaining that he can save her from the accident but he has to take her to the future. In the future, people are affected by a virus that leaves them sterile. Summer has the chance to be the savior for the human race.
I love how this story comes together. Summer loves her sister dearly and both have a history in foster care then with Theresa when she claims the girls. But Summer doesn’t really like rules. I love the interaction between her and Tag. He has his own baggage but cares for Summer. I loved the idea of a future where humans are sterile and the time traveling to save them.
This story did have a little bit of a lag but the paced picked up quickly. This is a great story. I cannot wait to read more from Julie Wright.
I received Death Thieves from eBooks for Review for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.