Stolen Time (Dark Stars #1) by Danielle Rollins @dvegabooks @harperteen #bookreview #fantasy #YA #scifi

Title: Stolen Time

Author: Danielle Rollins

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Page Count: 416

My rating:  4 stars

About the book:

Seattle, 1913

Dorothy spent her life learning the art of the con. But after meeting a stranger and stowing away on his peculiar aircraft, she wakes up in a chilling version of the world she left behind—and for the first time in her life, realizes she’s in way over her head.

New Seattle, 2077

If there was ever a girl who was trouble, it was one who snuck on board Ash’s time machine wearing a wedding gown—and the last thing he needs is trouble if he wants to prevent his terrifying visions of the future from coming true.


Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins is the first book of the new young adult science fiction fantasy Dark Stars series. This series is a time travel tale with a bit of romance and plenty of action that alternates the point of view between the two main characters, Dorothy and Ash.

Dorothy is from Seattle in the year 1913, she and her mother are grifters, or con artists. Being raised by a single mother that only knows how to scam men out of all of their wants and needs Dorothy has never known anything different. When the con goes to far however with Dorothy’s hand in marriage promised to a wealthy doctor Dorothy can only think of escape.

Ash is a pilot from New Seattle in the year 2077 who makes the jump from his time back to 1913 only to run into a strange girl in a wedding dress. Ash doesn’t think much of the encounter and focuses only on fixing her ship to return to his own time. However, as Ash is preoccupied Dorothy spots an opening in the ship and decides this would be her way out of the marriage that she dreads.

Stolen Time was a fun start to this new scifi series in which the author has taken a lot of time travel elements and worked them into her novel in her own way. I have to say I did like Ash a bit more than Dorothy in the story but Dorothy grew on me as it went along. The romance side is really light in this opener, perhaps there will be more in the future but for now this was heavier on the action. With this one ending on a cliffhanger to set up the next installment of the story I was already ready for the next book.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via Edelweiss.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Danielle Rollins is the author of BURNING, as well as the horror novels THE MERCILESS, THE MERCILESS II: THE EXORCISM OF SOFIA FLORES, and SURVIVE THE NIGHT (written as Danielle Vega). She lives in Brooklyn, NY and spends far too much money on vintage furniture and leather boots. Find her on twitter @dvegabooks

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