The Newest Best Books For Teens with Time Travel


Isn’t time travel cool?

Some of my favorite books are about time travel. There are a lot of good ones out there…as well as some not so good ones. The problem usually lies in the rules of time travel. Stuff like “don’t run into your old self, or you could cause the TSC (time-space-continuum) to implode!” Hermione and Harry did it pretty well, and so do the characters in some of the recent books for teens with time travel.

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

The sequel to the acclaimed young adult time travel novel The Girl from Everywhere. Nix continues to journey aboard her father’s time-traveling ship, but now it’s time for her to take the helm. After learning that she will lose her true love, Kash, she sails to a mythical utopia with the hopes of learning to manipulate time. But nothing is what it seems in a land that is in constant change, not even her relationship with Kash. A great read for fans of Rachel Hartman, Rae Carson, and Outlander.

What do readers say?

“I received my copy day before yesterday in the mail and could not put it down. Fantastic follow-up to The Girl From Everywhere. Nix is such a carefully drawn three-dimensional character – she simply comes alive on the pages. I won’t spoil the plot and resolution; suffice it to say, it’s earned and satisfying. Well done!”DHY, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


A Flight in Time: A Time Travel Novel (The Thief in Time Series Book 2) by Cidney Swanson

An intense fear of flying is part of what keeps Jillian from leaving her business major and going to culinary school in Europe. The other part is her parents. Neither will stop her after she travels to 1908 to meet Wilber, and the handsome Everett Write, who left his privileged life to construct flying contraptions. After he claims that they’ve met before and she realizes that she’s falling for him, she must grapple with a heartbreaking decision that could possibly unravel history itself!

What do readers say?

“Excellent book and gorgeous cover! I loved all the twists and turns – it kept me guessing even though I had an idea where it was heading. I liked that Jillian got over her fear in what might be the most creative way possible. Everett’s fascination with all things 21st century was really funny. Jillian and Everett are really sweet together.”Karen, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Before Miss Peregrine, there was the stories of the Peculiar. Tales about wealthy cannibals, a fork-tongued princess, and more can be found to also reveal hidden information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops. This companion to the #1 bestseller and movie reveals the stories collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of the Miss Peregrine school and scholar of all things peculiar.

What do readers say?

This was an excellent read for wrapping up the Peculiars series (to this point). A bit creation story, a bit history, these tales add another level of depth and understanding to the characters we’ve met so far in Riggs’ peculiardom.Betts1257, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


The Lord of Dreams by C. J. Brightley

Claire’s momentary wish to be “the hero” gets her more than she wished for. Instead of becoming the center of attention like she really wants, she gets a the terrifying Fae king insisting that she plays hero to an imprisoned fairy, while facing unimaginable dangers and challenges along the way. But the dreams and rescue lead to something much bigger-the king’s wild quest to end the half-century war in Faerie.

What do readers say?

“I started reading this night, and simply couldn’t put it down until I was finished! Claire is a great protagonist – human and fallible, but always determined to keep trying and do the right thing. Her journey, from ordinary child to decidedly extraordinary woman, is incredibly satisfying. So, too, is her growing understanding of who, exactly, the mysterious Lord of Dreams is. Besides the big things, there are just all sorts of small details I adore: Claire’s relationship with her family, actions that have real consequences, and, as befits a book about the Lord of Dreams, complex interweavings of dreams which make a whole lot more sense in hindsight! All in all, I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who, like me, grew up with the desire to be the hero of their own story.”Heather, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Collide by Michelle Madow

Instead of dying when shot at the Halloween dance, Anna instead wakes up one week earlier, in a parallel universe where her mom didn’t die six months ago in a terrible car crash.  But everything else is different as well, including her school grades, friends, and even her boyfriend. The one thing that hasn’t changed is that in the next week, she will still have to face the shooting at the dance. Can she stop it? And will anyone possibly believer her long enough to help?

What do readers say?

“I really enjoyed this book. It’s the first piece I’ve read by this author and I can definitely say I will read more. The writing flowed and kept you gripped. I read the book over two nights, reading until my eyes went blurry. The characters were well fleshed out. The story was original and you didn’t know what was going to happen next. It kept me gripped right until the end and the author left things open for more. We don’t know exactly what the outcome is. It’s not a cliffhanger, more that it is up to yourself to decide. I’d love to see another book taking the story further but as a whole, it was an excellent young adult read.”Amanda Evans, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Wayfarer (Volume 2) (Passenger) by Alexandra Bracken

What would you do if one day you are suddenly both miles and years from your home? That’s what happened to Etta, who is now stranded, unable to save her mother, and cut off from her love Nicholas. Not to mention her normal time. When the leader of a group of renegade travelers turns out to be her father, everything comes into question as she tries to figure out where she stands. And as Nicholas tries to help, he discovers an ancient power that could eliminate the timeline altogether. This is the thrilling conclusion to the Passenger young adult time travel series.

What do readers say?

This book was amazing. I didn’t think I would like it more than passenger, but I did. Super satisfying end to the series and I couldn’t be happier how it ended. All the visits in history were great and those visits didn’t seem like “let’s just take the characters here for fun!” Loved it all and enjoyed all the intricate twists that made this story.Nashvilleash, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Invidious: A Dark Paranormal Romance (The Marked Book 2) by Bianca Scardoni

The second book in the Marked young adult time travel series. Jemma is a Slayer, and her friend Taylor is missing, as well as the Immortal Amulet. Her job? Retrieve them both. Trying to stop her is a new enemy that brings a prophesy. Those are never good. The difference between good and evil will be questioned, and Jemma is at the center of it all. Who can she trust? And will she find out who she really is?

What do readers say?

“Book 2 definitely lived up to the first and was a great continuation of the story. I know it’s considered YA, but I’m 27 and couldn’t put it down (just like the first). I found myself up reading on my Kindle Paperwhite until 3am just to finish! I highly recommend this book!!!”Alyssa Wheeler, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Ancient Guardians: The Reckoning (Ancient Guardian Series, Book 4) by S.L. Morgan

Book 4 in the Ancient Guardian young adult time travel series. The guardians face the greatest challenge ever as an evil force searches for ultimate power in The Stone.  Levi’s memory loss doesn’t help, and earth’s galaxy, as well as all other dimensions are in jeopardy. If The Guardians are up to the task, they will have to trust the one person that they have vowed to protect for generations.

What do readers say?

“Reckoning is the 4th book in the Ancient Guardian Series and the best was saved for last! I have enjoyed this whole series. I have re-read the first books numerous times with eager anticipation for the release of book 4. Book 4 did not disappoint. I am truly hoping that maybe an offspring of the books will occur like having a series of books about Lady Jacinda.”TA Arnold, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Elementals: The Wrath of the Fury by Michelle Madow

The second book on this list by Michelle Madow, this is a unique short story that takes place in the Elementals universe. It involves new characters, and a witch that discovers an unknown power, as well as an ancient civilization that searches to destroy her kind. It all happens on the night of the arrival of the Olympian Comet. Perhaps one of the neatest things about this book is that at the end, there’s an offer for you to get the first book in the Elementals series for free!

What do readers say?

The story of Sydney, Garrett and Kayla fits perfectly with the Elementals Series. It’s in line with book one, yet set in Vegas with a similar scene. As soon as the action started, I couldn’t tear my eyes away. Michelle wrote The Wrath of the Fury with such precise detail, it left me breathless with anticipation. I would love to see how their story progressed. Hopefully, this short story will turn into a spin-off of her highly acclaimed Elemental Series. If you haven’t read it, I firmly recommend it. Each book will leave you wanting more! Another 5 stars!Angela, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Outpost in Time (The After Cilmeri Series Book 13) by Sarah Woodbury

Book 13 in The After Cilmeri series. In 1294, the Irish, Danish and English are at war. David hopes for a treaty, but some of the lords would rather battle it out in the field. The Parliament meeting falls apart, and David is caught in a conspiracy that places him, his family, and the future of Ireland all at stake.

What do readers say?

“In my search for something to fill my need, since i finished Outlander, This series is it I have read all 11 books, fell in love with all the characters, the history is correct and explained even though the characters are changing it in their timeline. I recommend starting with Daughter of Time. They are quick reads being 300 pages or so, instead of the 1000-1300 pages of Outlander, but is just as action packed and lovely. Can’t wait for #12!”Carol Hollitsch, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]

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