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Bontrix Paperback – June 13, 2014
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Parent's guide: I would rate this PG.
Cursing: None, unless you count the word c_ _ p.
Violence: Mild. Someone gets pushed out a window and survives. One person gets shot with a strange gun. Several deaths occur off stage, except for one peaceful death.
Other: Several references to bodily secretions, but nothing graphic, and only in passing.
the only reason I gave this a 4 instead of a 5 is because this book read so fast I just wish the story would have slowed down a bit. other than that this book was balls to the walls epic..... thank you James for another book that I can't wait to reread for many years.:-)
The idea , of a Fantasy world (Wallash) and Earth merging together it’s sounds interesting, but the real whole that you get to explore every detail of this new world that Miles, and you as a reader just enter, and submerge in the history is amazing. There’s only one thing that I had trouble with, when reading all the history of Wallash, I felt that lots of information was thrown at me so fast, but then thinking about that it has to be done to understand future events on the novel.
Main Twist, at the beginning it starts the novel with the mood of a College drama. It starts with Miles beginning as a freshman and dealing with common life problems. But then the big twist comes, and you really don’t see it coming. His roommate and her sister (Bontrix), tells him that he is a Gear Guide, and his world just turns upside down.
The World was build with impeccable details. Everything felt real and incredible. You really got to see the world through your eyes, and see it in full color.
Characters, they felt real, as if they where real people. The fact that they are in collage, or having common problems of their own help in the engaging experience the novel has. I also felt that there personalities shine, and they where describe by them.
A Standalone? The ending close perfectly, without a cliffhanger, but it does left you as a reader with wanting more from the world. Also I felt that this story could be told in even more words, it felt short. And as I said before lots of information was thrown there so fast, that maybe it could have been a bit slower and steadier.
Overall, I did love this novel and gave it five out of five stars for a reason. I enjoyed it so much, that wish for everyone to pick it up and give it a try.
Miles isn't so excited about moving into his college dorm. His reluctance is soon overwhelmed by his curiosity at his strange roommate Anso, a guy who's much too busy tinkering with an odd bag of bolts and tools to make conversation.
Bizarre things begin to happen in the campus dorm, and Miles wonders if he's lost his grip on reality. Anso and his outspoken, spunky sister Bontrix seem to know something Miles doesn't, and Miles is determined to find out what that something is.
This book quickly pulls you into an alternate universe, one that's mesmerizing, quirky, and full of wonders. I couldn't help but think through the entire thing, that the author has an imagination that has no bounds. Think in terms of Roald Dahl's books, and that's the kind of imaginative, world building you have in Bontrix. I had so much fun reading this. The character, for which this book is named after, is so well developed that you can't help but become attached to her as she storms around in her funky goggles.
I wish I could give it five stars, but I also think this book needed a more thorough edit. But edit aside, this is some seriously enjoyable material. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more stories by James Agee Jr. Original worlds and mythology are a hard thing to accomplish, and Bontrix excels at it. Anybody who enjoys escaping into realms that defy the normal will appreciate the lengths of creativity in this book.