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The Squeaking of aged wood marked my progress as I wandered towards the smell of food.
"Capricious, like a hummingbird," went the apt description.
Expelling a groan at the loss of life-saving heat...
The suggestion was obviously poised so that I would be brought back to the topic at hand, with a little downgrade of social status.
Sparkling blue eyes sat under carefully manicured eyebrows. His reddish-golden locks tumbled down over his face in a pleasing disarray, the fad that apparently had become popular since I instigated it.
History was a rather droll affair...
My best reassuring smirk was tendered.
Jas's concentration wavered and then panned to his left.
The lunchtime bell rang with crystal clarity from the food courtyard to the grand stand. I polished off the last of my apple and threw my detritus in one of the provided trashcans that were spaced periodically throughout the seating area.
I made it outside the door before recalling the pressing necessity of waiting for Jas.
...but we were far enough distanced to make it an arduous task to discern the contours of expression.
Who talks like that? Not any 17 year old's I know, or adults for that matter. That is a just a sample. There are dozens of other words and phrases similar to those. It just doesn't work for me for this character. I feel like the author is trying to impress me with his vocabulary and ability to create unique, descriptive sentences. They are great words, but overkill and distracting. The story so far is just too much detail of inconsequential matters. I'm just not interested. I will not be finishing this book.
When Caleb gets put into a pretty nice orphanage after getting picked up off the street he decides to stick around for a while. He meets some people that actually have a chance at becoming friends for him. Living on the street for so long has given him some pretty major trust issues so that would be a first. As Caleb is enrolled in the local highschool he starts to learn that everything is not as it seems and trolls and goblins really do exist. Jas is another kid in school who Caleb forms a bond with and sort of walks him through all of the new discoveries he is making.
The negatives to the story are the dialogue being a bit advanced for most highschool kids and especially one who has spent a good portion of his life on the street. The other big issue I found was how much time Caleb spent inside his own head. I don't mean the training exercises he was being taught to do, but he has a very analytical mind and the reader is shown a bit too much of his though processes. There were times when I thought this slowed the book down a bit.
The good aspects were many and made the book a worthwhile read despite my earlier criticisms. The powers that were revealed in the book were well done with the specializations and the applications of them. The Were clans were also an excellent addition to the supernatural cast and they were used in a way that is a bit atypical for shapeshifters. This is a good read from a young other who shows an amazing amount of promise.
Review copy provided by the author.
This is a great book for the pre-teen/teen audience, but crosses all audience borders.
Hoping for a sequel to this book, the ending is a cliff hanger, leaving you to wonder if...
If you enjoy Fantasy, you'll enjoy this book!
(from Stephanie Christensen via Kim's account)
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Very good read and I highly recommend this book for young adult readers that are interested in the likes of superheroes!!!!Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's interesting but you have to realize something as a young writer, don't rush your process. It is clear in the writing that you have had no formal training, but you're entering... Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by npa09000
I enjoyed most of this book, but my biggest complaints are the overwhelmingly verbose writing and the barrage of pop culture cliches ("ouch, Charlie, that hurt" was the worst). Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Eric B.
This is one of the worst kindle books I have read to date. The premise of the story is solid, and I ignored many little things that bugged me up until the half-way point of the... Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by juxta_posed
i just couldn't follow the story, it seemed to go all over the place.
i had to stop attempting to read more before my headache got worse.
never could finish it.
First, the good parts: The world that the author created is very interesting, and has a lot of potential. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Roiet
I bought this book for two reasons: I needed something to read on a long flight, and it was cheap. Apparently, I got what I paid for. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Collegekid
As I read this book, I became convinced a literary professor had written it. The main character was not believable. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by Scot39