Melissa’s Review: The Girl in the Time Machine by Debra Chapoton

The Girl in the Time Machine

The Girl in the Time Machine
written by Debra Chapoton
published by Smashwords, 2016

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
It’s scary cool.

The Girl in the Time Machine is a dark, creepy, sleep-with-the-light-on kind of fun. I loved it.

I’ve read several of Chapoton’s books (check out my reviews HERE, HERE, and HERE), and I love how different they all are. This one, though, is fast becoming my favorite. It gave me goosebumps. I’m pretty sure readers are going to figure things out way before Laken does, but the time traveling thing will keep you wondering how the heck it happened. You know how in horror movies the stars of the show always run right into the graveyard at night? Yeah, it’s like that, only with a time machine. I love that Chapoton left some things unexplained, and I can’t wait to see what she’ll think up next.


“Anybody who time-traveled like I did would eventually kill someone, would eventually destroy everything around them. Accidentally or not.”


Would I recommend it: YEAH. But keep a few bricks handy.


About the book – from Goodreads:

A desperate girl
A faulty time machine
A paradox waiting to happen …

Laken Mitchel wants revenge, but she also wants to help certain “unfortunates.”. Using the time machine in her family’s hidden laboratory, she sends them one by one into the last century.
Now the disappearances are being linked to unmarked graves. Parents are lying about their missing kids’ whereabouts. The police want to search the lab. And Laken is running out of time to retrieve the last girl she sent to 1994.




  1. This sounds super interesting! Awesome review xx