Updated: Sep 11, 2021
Age Range: 12 and up
At seventeen, Joan Sinclaire has finally become a cornet in the Provincial Union, but her first command is a joke. She puts together a group of random people and then hides away on the Union's new teleporting ship and only serves the guests when needed. Joan tries her best to find the people needed but comes up with Ambrose, an arrogant wizard, Deadeye, a shy archer, Avalanche, a wannabe warrior giant, Torchie, an irritable gadgeteer, and Brogan, the comedian acrobat. Joan wants to get through the mission and then move on to more incredible things, but as the ship begins its journey, it is attacked, and everyone is killed except for Joan's team and a pessimistic injured man. Lost in time and space, Joan and her crew must travel through crazy lands and worlds and learn to trust and rely on each other if they ever wish to return to their home.
Thank you so much Jerry J. Weis for sending me a complimentary copy of Lost in Transition! I was happy to read and receive this book. My review of this book is entirely my own. So before I even started to read Lost in Transition, I was hesitant because, as you may know, fantasy fiction is not my favorite genre. With science fiction, it usually means, in my opinion, that it will not be an enjoyable or a good quality book but, I am happy to say that I liked Lost in Transition! From the moment the book began, I was interested and wanted to learn more about the strange world of Joan and her group. The story starts with Joan trying to find her team for the small mission they have to accomplish and coming up with many inexperienced teens. When their ship is ambushed, they have to go from dimension to dimension, meeting new people, trying new things, and running away from new dangers in each world.
I love the names and personalities of the six main characters! They are all so unique, yet they make a great team when they are put together. I love how they bantered with each other, and at some parts, I laughed out loud. I kept going back and forth on who my favorite character would be, but I think it is Ambrose. When we first meet him, he is conceited and thinks everything is not good enough for him, but the longer the story went, the less arrogant he became. He pulled through and helped out with his team when they needed him most. The setting and plotline in Lost in Transition were pretty original, but I wish the writing went a little deeper. I can see the potential for the rest of the series and will be finishing it when the next book comes out! The main thing I didn't love about the book would be the cover. Looking at it, I probably never would have picked it up if it wasn't sent to me, and I think the cover does not do it justice. I liked Lost in Transition, and I am excited to read the next book in this series!
Things to Mention: There is some violence, but none of it is very detailed. The violence includes many people dying on a ship, fighting, people getting injured, and some other minor things. People steal things and trick people.
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