Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time

Young Adult - Adventure
353 Pages
Reviewed on 02/10/2022
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Author Biography

Milan Obradovic is the author of YA adventure Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time and the upcoming sci-fi novel Sky Skraper 1. After growing up in Germany, he has made the Golden State of California his home for the last couple of decades and lives with his wife, his son, and his hard of hearing Miniature Schnauzer on the Westside of Los Angeles. Past exploits include working on the home entertainment releases of some of the most successful movies and TV shows of all time, blogging for German weekly Stern about his emigration experience, and writing a master’s thesis about neo-slave narratives.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

When his father disappears, a teenage boy discovers secrets that alter his life in the thrilling young adult novel Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time by Milan Obradovic. Two years ago, Jasper's mother died in a car wreck, and since then, he and his father have drifted apart. The day before his sixteenth birthday, the two make dinner plans for that evening, but his father never shows up. Angry and upset, Jasper goes through his father's things, searching for a hint as to where he might have gone. When Jasper opens the safe, he discovers documents relating to his parents' past. Later, an invisible person reaches into his backpack and steals his father's diary, then someone else burns his house to the ground. When a man attempts to abduct him, Jasper's need for answers escalates. Who are these people? What have they done with his father?

Thrilling and suspenseful, Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time by Milan Obradovic is an outstanding science-fiction novel. It is a fabulous story containing fascinating characters, a complex plot, and an engaging storyline that builds to a shocking and explosive conclusion. The plot's clever twists and turns create a web of intrigue that had me glued to the pages until I reached the exciting finale. The story is sure to entertain everyone aged twelve and up who enjoys science-fiction novels starring adolescent heroes and those stories infused with mystery, intrigue, and the elements of risk and danger.

Pikasho Deka

Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time is a young adult sci-fi novel written by Milan Obradovic. Two years after his mother's death, sixteen-year-old Jasper Faulks' father, Andrew, mysteriously disappears one day. After finding a few belongings of his father, Jasper's life spins out of control as his house burns down and a stranger tries to rob him. As he makes the acquaintance of a stranger, Maya, Jasper learns that he is a time bender like his father. While Maya seeks revenge for the murders of her parents, all Jasper wants is to free his father. His search takes him across the ocean to Switzerland, where he finds himself on the wrong end of a mad scientist's ambitions. Can Jasper save himself and free his father and friends?

Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time is a stellar start to an action-packed sci-fi series guaranteed to entertain readers of the young adult genre. Author Milan Obradovic picks a promising premise and absolutely nails the execution. The narrative is well-paced, and the plot moves in unexpected ways that keep your eyes glued to the pages. Jasper is a likable protagonist, and it doesn't take much time for the reader to latch onto him. His relationship with his friends and family is the primary driving force that provides the narrative thrust. I particularly enjoyed his dynamic with Maya and Clarence. If you're a fan of movies like Jumper or The Maze Runner, check out Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time.

Scott Cahan

Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time by Milan Obradovic is the first book in a new young adult adventure series. Jasper is a seemingly normal teenager whose life gets turned upside down when his father goes missing. As Jasper finds clues to what happened to his father, he suddenly finds he’s being hunted by a mysterious killer with a strange ability called time bending. Then Jasper meets a girl named Maya with the same ability but, lucky for him, she’s on his side. The two of them manage to barely stay ahead of the killer as they search for Jasper’s dad, getting deeper and deeper into trouble with every milli-second.

The time bending ability that some of the characters have in Jasper Faulks and the Passage Time comes across as very powerful. If a Marvel superhero claimed to have this power, he or she would be one to be feared. The unique charm of this book is the way the author, Milan Obradovic, gave this power to ordinary adults and teenagers and then allows the reader to watch how it impacts them for the good and the bad. Jasper, Maya and another character named Eva are especially interesting as they grapple with the effects. Overall, these characters and several others are well-written, making it easy to become emotionally involved in their plight as the story progresses. The plot moves at a brisk pace, full of unexpected peril and lots of twists and turns. I highly recommend Jasper Faulks and the Passage of Time for a fun and exciting young adult adventure.