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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Children of the Future is the debut mystery by Jane Suen. It is funny how I went back to the ‘beginning’ after having read couple of her later stories and you can see how a writer has grown with each book they have created. When you read the synopsis for the story, you ask yourself if this is an episode of X-Files where instead of Mulder and Scully we have Telly and Billy …
The writer takes us to a little town called Rocky Flats where 25 kids and 3 teachers have disappeared … who or what took them? You will need to follow the clues that the writer has given us and I promise you that whatever you think you know, you are completely wrong and you will get a profound aha moment when it all gets revealed …
You need to take your time when you start with the story, it is Jane Suen’s debut novel and it might seem as if it is her inexperience that you think you are encountering in seemingly unnecessary information and replays of earlier scenes and maybe it is so but at the same time if you slow down and get into the feel of the little town and its people you wonder that maybe it is all on purpose …

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Moriah Venable

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Children of the Future is a novel by Jane Suen. This is my first novel by this author.

In the small town of Rocky Flats, the weeks starts like any other but when 25 students and 3 teachers disappear, the town rallies together to solve this mystery. With help from the bus driver whose name is Telly and another student, follows clues in search of the missing people.

From the title of this novel, I thought the plot had something to do with the future like kids from the future coming to the past for an unknown reason. But the mystery is more than even I thought it was going to be.

The novel started out slow, but it did keep me interested. With the holiday, I wasn’t able to do a binge a read like I usually do, so I had to keep putting it down, but once it got into the story, I was reading it more quickly.

For anyone who wants to interesting and unique mystery, I would recommend.

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Sarah Oakes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about mystery. Telly’s usual working week is altered when his school bus of children disappears. With only one child left, Telly panics and starts a search for the other children, one search turns into several as the whole town becomes involved. Can they find the missing children before its too late?
A great read, Well developed plot with twists and turns that just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Telly doing his best but with his worries underneath or Billy inquisitive but vulnerable underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the friendly and supportive Ray or the suspicious Steve.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like wit the school full of life and people made eerly empty wonderfully written. Or the clearing under the moon by the lake beautiful but still mysterious with the footprints in the mud. Also loved the small details like the watch and te footprints small but so vivid its as if you’re actually there.
I also liked the routine every day feel of the first few chapters contrasting with the unusual mystery of the situation beautifully written. I also liked the use of the days in the chapter headings giving the novel a fast paced feel was a great addition.I loved the use of mystery with suspense drawn out to perfection with details revealed slowly, making you want to read on to find out what happened Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Suen has a gift for writing compelling, thought-provoking tales. This novella kept me engaged and quite frankly kept me guessing the whole way. I found the characters to be relatable, and the plot felt much bigger than the few pages it was contained within. This mystery is one I will most heartedly recommend to others. Just a wonderful book.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must start this review with the preface that I absolutely adore Jane Suen, and so every book of hers until this point has been a hit, 5 stars easily for me. I was a tad let down with ‘Children of The Future.’ Upon further looking at reviews and goodreads I found out this was Suen’s first novel and so things really made sense. This is on par with a first time novel from most authors and in the long run it made things easier for me to digest at the end of the day.

Children of The Future is a twisty and mysterious tale of a small town rocked by the sudden disappearance of a bus full of students and their teachers. All have gone without much of a hint as to where except one, Telly. A strong main character among many I still struggled to find his voice in this. The bus driver, also spared from the mysterious disappearing act, teams with Telly, the parents, and the police to try and figure out what happened and how to bring home the children. The trail is complicated and a tad slow, but intriguing enough to wonder what is going on and keep reading. Just as it seems they may have figured things out Telly disappears and even more shocking twists arise. Overall the ending seemed to round out the story and left me for the most part satisfied. While this isn’t a strong five star read for me I enjoyed it enough to give it a solid four stars. I look forward to seeing what else is available, as we await new stuff, from the talented Jane Suen.

Review by @lizaileen
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Children Of The Future By Jane Suen – Review By Stacey Baxter

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well this novel certainly plays with your mind your always left questioning thing’s but that’s why you end up being so eager to turn the page’s you just want to find out what is happening! The author has a magical way of pulling you in with the first few pages and then building up the story just enough to keep your on your toes within just afew chapters as well as the character’s you really get to know them just within a short time absolutely beautifully written! I really did enjoy this mystery read your trying to come up with theories while your reading which I find fun especially when you realise you were completely of track Haha!

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Children Of The Future by Jane Suen was not what I expected and the premise of the story was ok but it didn’t hit its mark with me but it is aimed with YA’s in mind. It is a YA suspense that is a quick and easy read. I note this was her first book and her writing has vastly improved with the other books I have read of hers. I found it hard to read due to the narrative but that is more my personal preference. There is a lot that I feel Jane could have written to make it even more suspenseful and give the story and characters more substance. The story starts off slow but then picks up and gains momentum but then it just stops, where I am left wondering what just happened.

Even though it wasn’t enough for me, I am sure others will enjoy it.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Heather Mize

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and oh what a ride. Children of the Future is a book that is mysterious and scary at the same time. In this book you have the small town of Rocky Flats where a bus driver named Telly discovers all of the towns children have disappeared except for one child Billy. This book surrounds the anxiety and search for the children.This is a novella length book. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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Children of the Future by Jane Suen – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Children of the Future by Jane Suen
4 Stars!!!!

This is the third book from this author that I have read. I find that the author’s writing style is
refreshing. The genre of this book is out of my comfort genre but I found it to be quite an addicting read. The suspense and mystery really kept me glued to the pages. I don’t read mysteries often but this was a nice change.

I really love Telly’s character and the part he played in the story. The way he cares for the kids is really endearing. I was really at the end of my seat as the drama and mystery played out. I found that the author had a great way of drawing out the story and the intrigue. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely be reading more from this author in the Future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Children of the Future by Jane Suen was an awesome short read that I could not put down. Bus driver Telly, pulls up to a school and comes to find that all the children are missing, all but Billy who Telly finds hiding in a cabinet. Needing and wanting answers Telly and Billy set out to find out who took the children and where they are. Nothing like this has ever happened in Rocky Flats and the town is in a uproar but also rallies together in the search and only hope that it’s not too late to save them all.

I read this in one sitting and couldn’t put this down. The author did an amazing job with this, and the only thing I can say negative about it was I wish it was longer because I didn’t want the book to end. I give this book 5 stars and highly recommend.

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