What an incredible and unique book! If you're looking for a deep, complex, and well-written time travel adventure that delves into themes of redemption, perspective and sacrifice, look no further. THE TIME KEY by Melanie Bateman is a little bit of a sci-fi/fantasy version of, "It's a Wonderful Life" mixed with a touch of Neil Gaiman's voice to me. Plus, she also illustrates her story throughout which is a delight. I'd recommend this for teens on up. It's definitely worth checking out!
About the book: When Stanley saves a man, he's given a mysterious device that allows him to travel through time. But he soon learns that changing his past doesn't necessary lead to a better future. Traveling over 100 years into the future may be the only way Stanley can change his fate and save his family.
About the author: Melanie Bateman was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the U.S. at age nine. She has an associate's degree in fine art from Utah Valley University, emphasizing in illustration. From a very young age she's had a passion for drawing, specifically nature and the human figure. It is from this creative look on the world that she began to write stories.