DeLorean, phone booth, police box, hot tub, necklace...the ways our favourite characters travel through time are limitless, and the shenanigans they get into once out of their own time can be hilarious, tragic, frightening, beautiful, or all of the above. Whether you like sweeping back to historical eras, hopping forward to dystopian futures, or just taking a risk to go back and fix one crucial wrong, time travel is enthralling. Take yourself on a trip with these time travel YA reads!
The girl from everywhere
Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination. As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix. But the end to it all looms closer every day.
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home.
The love that split the world
Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life.
Hurst, Melissa E.
The edge of forever
In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger, one of a small group of people born with the ability to travel to the past, investigates why his by-the-book father traveled to 2013 to break the most important rule of time travel--to prevent someone's murder.
The here and now
Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve, came from another time; she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, but everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.
Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.
Hill, C. J.
Eighteen-year-old twins Taylor and Sheridan are pulled into the future and must find a way to stop the evil government from using the time machine again.
Earth & sky
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. Then she meets a mysterious boy named Win and discovers a shocking truth: for thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments.
The obsidian mirror
When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.