Book review

Book Review: Turnabout by Carmen Webster Buxton

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Turnabout book review

(Cover art and synopsis from Goodreads)

Jason Miller’s biggest worries were keeping up with his homework, paying for his classic jazz habit, and hiding the fact that he carried a flip phone. But then one day he finds himself teleporting from place to place, a talent he can’t control. It gets worse when he lands in an alternate world, one that has many, many more women than men. It sounds great until Jason learns the downside to being a precious commodity: Having a harem is no fun when you’re the one who’s locked up.


Turnabout is less a story about teleportation and more a unique dystopian. The first few chapters had me a bit concerned, but once the story landed in the alternate world, Makoro, it really took off.

I liked reading a story from the teenage guy’s POV.  Since the majority of the book focuses on Makoro, I wish more time had been spent on building this new world and a little less time spent on Jason’s realization that having all the “free sex” he wants actually comes at a price.

Overall, the story was well written. If a reader enjoys portal stories and dystopian alternate worlds, this would be the book for you.

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