Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time

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Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time

by James Dashner

SCHOLASTIC INC | August 28, 2012 | Hardcover

Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here!

History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!

When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel — a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring — they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.

Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks... and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.7 × 5.2 × 0.3 in

Published: August 28, 2012

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545386969

ISBN - 13: 9780545386968

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from exciting read to start off the series I received an autographed ARC (advanced reading copy) of Infinity Ring, book one: A Mutiny in Time. This volume is the first of a series that might interest a child (age 9 and up) in your life. Book eight of the series is due to be released in August of 2014. The first characters we meet are a couple of adventurous young friends, Dak and Sera. Quickly the reader learns there is trouble in their world – the very real chance it is going to end soon. Something has to be done to prevent it. Also, there is Dak’s parents’ very important invention – the Infinity Ring, a device that allows time travel – that someone bad is after, and that Dak and Sera have found. Worse yet, Dak’s parents have disappeared – lost in time! The young friends are determined to help, but their discovery of the Infinity Ring has put them in danger. Of course, that doesn’t stop them and they decide to go back in time to find Dak’s parents and also fix history while doing it. Now, how is that for an exciting story a youngster is bound to like? This adventure is very easy to read and get caught up in, the pace keeps one’s interest, and surprises along the way keep the story moving. There is decent humour, too, which always adds a nice touch. I didn’t try the online game but that is something maybe my grandson will do with me now that he is nearly nine. Look for book one of the Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time. The series is written by several authors, but James Dashner is the author of books one and seven of the series.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After The Infinity Ring series from Scholastic is one of the biggest new ventures unfolding for Middle Grade books. With such a fantastic line up of authors behind these books, I was instantly curious to see how this series would turn out. I'm a bit of a sucker for exciting, epic adventures as part of the Middle Grade genre, and I quickly devoured A Mutiny in Time one morning. It's a great start to a new series, with an exciting pace held throughout the book, likeable characters and a world in danger to set the stakes high. REASONS TO READ: 1. Action-packed from start to finish: I love a good book that can immediately draw me in, and I was amazed at how quickly I was sucked into the story in A Mutiny in Time. It ended up being a VERY fast read, particularly because of just how much action was going on and all the different events taking place. And I definitely have the feeling that this is something that will continue in the upcoming books in the series, as well. 2. A "save the world" premise: I have no idea why, but there's something that really appeals to me about having kids and/or teens on a mission to save the world. I'm well aware of how implausible it is, but I just love it - maybe it's the underdog factor, or the idea that amazing things can come from some of the most surprising and unexpected people. I found the world created in this book fascinating because of how familiar it was in most ways, and yet different as it takes place in (what seems to be) the future with some very different past events. Time ninjas?: Admittedly, that sounds crazy - but it works REALLY well and that's basically what we see a lot of. Secret organizations fighting against each other THROUGHOUT TIME on missions to try and prevent the other side from suceeding and altering the present/future. And time travel just always seems to add an extra mysterious, exciting element to a story. And I LOVED the adventures through history, because I'm kind of a history geek myself. A mutiny in Time reminded me of most other Middle Grade books I've read, as they often feature a number of similar elements including anything from globetrotting to misfit geniuses, missing parents, and a serious underestimation of the damage kids can do. So while this book didn't stand out as much as I had HOPED it would, I am definitely interested in seeing how the books progress especially given that each book features a different prominent author. On top of that, there are definitely some plot holes that I definitely felt could have been dealt with instead of being glossed over. Middle Grade shouldn't mean there's a lazy plot; if your characters are geniuses, keep in mind that your readers are intelligent too even if they are younger readers. It's okay to have slightly more complex storylines. However, it is possible that some of my problems will be addressed in later books. ARC received from Scholastic Canada for my honest review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great Series from Scholastic! A Mutiny in Time is the debut novel in a new multi-authored series about three kids who must fix the breaks in time. Reminiscent of The 39 Clues series, Infinity Ring is a great way to entice reluctant readers to give books a whirl by inserting them into a world that's not quite right. Readers will join Dak, Sera, and Riq as they travel back in time on a mission by the secret society known as the Hystorians. With quirky banter and witty one-liners, readers will find themselves flipping through pages as quickly as the trio fights to make sure that the Amancio brothers do not succeed in their mutinous plot. I love this new series, and it's a great way to pass the time until the next installment of the Cahills vs. Vespers book comes out. Scholastic has found a formula that works and is sticking to it, and YA lovers like me are thankful for it. There are moments where Dak and Sera's friendship seem a bit contrived (to get along as well as they do at the age when boys and girls are supposed to avoid each other is rather unusual) and Riq's abilities seem to be an easy way to get the kids out of trouble when needed, but Scholastic and Dashner have begun an intriguing new series to give young readers a dose of history as they enjoy an action-packed adventure. POTENTIAL TEACHABLES: story surrounding Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas, including reasons for going and circumstances in Spain at his departure; trip across the Atlantic and/or life on a ship; Columbus' relationship with the indigenous people; Columbus as hero or villain; predicting future plot lines and other potential history breaks; characterization and comparing/contrasting the trio with Amy & Dan Cahill and Nellie Gomez; write-your-own history break.
Date published: 2012-11-13

– More About This Product –

Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time

by James Dashner

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.7 × 5.2 × 0.3 in

Published: August 28, 2012

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545386969

ISBN - 13: 9780545386968

About the Book

Time has gone wrong, and best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste, together with the young Hystorian Riq, must use the infinity ring to travel back to one of the Great Breaks--a mutiny on the "Santa Maria"--to correct history and defeat the SQ.

From the Publisher

Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here!

History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!

When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel — a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring — they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.

Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks... and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!

About the Author

JAMES DASHNER is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner trilogy and the 13th Reality series. Born and raised in Georgia, he now lives with his family in the Rocky Mountains. Learn more at his website, www. jamesdashner.com.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time

"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue . . . the story moves at a breathless pace." —Rick Riordan, The New York Times

"Scholastic's 'Infinity Ring' is a multimedia ride through history." —The Los Angeles Times

"[Scholastic has] cracked the code for transmedia success — and they're poised to do it again." —Digital Book World

"The brisk action and interactive component will likely attract readers, particularly those who devoured 'The 39 Clues' titles." —School Library Journal