I read the entire Crystal Series and the first book of Bump Time Series, Bump Time Origin, and enjoyed all of them! When Bump Time Meridian (Bump Time Series Book 2) released, I added it to my TBR list. Finally got to it and here are my thoughts!
Synopsis (from the author):
David “Diesel” Lagerford rides his T-box across timelines, where each stop is a parallel world with its own Diesel, wife Lilah, and daughter Rose. Its origin uncertain, the T-box is safe for any of the Diesels to use, and they do so to gather and bond in a tight brotherhood. But instant death awaits all other would-be travelers, a limitation unacceptable to the Lilahs and Roses. Determined to travel the timelines themselves, the “sisters” work to reverse engineer the T-box. But in their rush to succeed, they inadvertently expose the technology to an outsider—Sparky Fontaine—who exploits the information to build his own device. Intent on gaining immense wealth and power, Sparky uses his T-box to kidnap Diesel, and then makes alarming demands for his safe return. Cornered, the Lagerfords devise a high-stakes rescue gambit. But how do they locate a hostage adrift in time? And can they execute their plan without revealing their secret to the world?
What I liked:
Doug J. Cooper did a great job with the time travel concept. I liked the introduction of a new antagonist (not that the AI has disappeared) and how the Lilahs and Roses took on a more active role in the story. Sparky was a good adversary and his efforts to exploit the T-box and ultimate resolution made for a good read. Overall, Bump Time Meridian entertained me!
What I didn’t like:
My only complaint is that it is still a bit difficult to keep up with the various timelines and which Diesel is doing what. Other than that, no issues!
A good second book in the series. If you like sci-fi with a cool twist on time travel thrown in, read Bump Time Meridian (after you read Bump Time Origin, of course)!
4.5 stars (rounded to 5 stars)