T-Minus by Shannon Greenland

Hi All!  It’s Becky, again.  I am a huge fan of spy books so when I found T-Minus on Edelweiss I was thrilled and put it at the top of To-Read list.  Here are my thoughts:

41085219.jpgTitle: T-Minus
Author: Shannon Greenland

Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

Summary: Sophie Washington is the daughter of the first female President of the United States and her world is about to be rocked.  Sophie’s family is under attack by a terrorist group and she has 24 hours to find the group and stop the threat.

Review: This book and I have developed a complicated relationship.  I was super excited when I read the description and I was really looking forward to reading it but the book never really grabbed me.  I love spy stories that are filled with intrigue and T-Minus is filled with twists and turns but I never felt immersed in the writing in the way I usually do with these types of novels.  Throughout the book I found myself disappointed by Greenland’s tendency to “show and not tell”.  The story is interesting and backstory is well thought out however the writing just felt a little flat.  Unfortunately, so did Sophie.  She had the potential to be a great character but she never felt completely developed.  We learn mostly about her through flashback which, at times, felt a little jarring.  Plus, I was very disappointed to learn that Greenland ignored the fact Sophie was Cuban American which I only discovered in the extra features at the end of the novel.  As a librarian I am constantly looking for books with teen appeal that have diverse characters and T-Minus is a perfect example of that except the book never made it clear that Sophie is actually a diverse character.  However, other than those issues the book does have teen appeal while being tween safe and is something that I would recommend.

Final Rating: 3 out of 5

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