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BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell

Hey everyone!
Today, I will be sharing a spotlight post for The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell, as part of the BBNYA finalist tour. The Time Trials came 8th in BBNYA 2022!

Title: The Time Trials
Author: Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell
Release Date: 21 September 2021
Publisher: Tiny Fox Press
Page Count: 358
Genre: Science Fiction
Age Category: Young Adult
Buy It Here: Amazon UK (affiliate link), Amazon USAmazon CA

Book Blurb:

“Four players. It’s in the rules.”

“Is this like, some sort of academic decathlon or something?”

“Something like that.”

Walkman-toting, guitar-playing Finn Mallory blames himself for his parents’ deaths and would do anything to turn back time and set things right. So, when he’s recruited into a secret club at his new school that specializes in competitive time travel games, Finn sees a world of opportunity open before him.

The games, however, are far from benign.

Competition is cutthroat.

Scenarios are rigged.

And the mysterious timekeepers who organize it all have no qualms about using-or disposing of-players to suit their own sinister plans.

Now Finn must decide who he can trust while making peace with his past if he’s to have any hope of leading his team to victory and surviving his junior year.

About The Author:

Dayna is a fourth grade teacher and California history nerd. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading historical fiction, obsessing over music or stewarding her family’s Little Free Library. Her favorite parts of writing are developing character arcs and relationships and playing with permeating themes and symbols.

Jon is the “pantser” of the duo. He is a fan of science-fiction, horror, and post-apocalyptic epics. He is also an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan, a Magic the Gathering enthusiast, and lover of anything zombie.

WebsiteJon’s TwitterDayna’s Twitter, FacebookInstagramTikTokJon’s GoodReads, Dayna’s GoodReads


For the 2022 prizes, each finalist received 12 custom bookmarks made by me!

Here’s a little peek at the ones I made for The Time Trials:


About BBNYA:

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.  If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

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