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Rivals by [Wellington, David]
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Length: 235 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 480 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009GA6CNO
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I really enjoyed this story. David Wellington takes a not so original idea and creates a great story out of it. It reminds me a little with the movie Chronicle where some teenagers (in this instance 2 teenagers) get exposed to something (possibly of alien origin) and get super powers. With a title of "Rivals" it's obvious one will be the villain and one will be the hero.

I liked the main characters of Brent and Maggie. The minor characters worked out pretty well too. The plot was interesting and did give a realistic feel on how things could go if something like this were to happen.

No real complaints for this story. Overall a good solid entertaining story.
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Since I read 13 bullets for the first time in 2007 I have been hooked on David Wellington's unique twists he adds to all his stories, and this one doesn't disappoint. I have read everything he has written that is available for purchase. And never once have I been like, "God, I wish I would have something else." His books are visual, and incredibly poignant. He wastes no time getting you hooked. Buy his books, it is an investment you will not regret.
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I'm a fan of David Wellington, though I would say most of his work isn't terribly deep, it can have some very surprising insights. Rivals has some of this too, if you look hard enough and it's worth a read. I had no problem getting through this book and there were no big sticking points. I did find a fair bit of the motivations and reactions of characters to be glossed over, but I think most of this was deliberate. I believe in this book besides being fun, it was exploring some of the notions of what it is to be a hero and so on. You had a point of view from both the hero and villain and how they thought, why and what. Neither character was overly realistic or unreastic, in fact I thought it was a perfect mix. You could of dwelled on the depression of someone dying or how people might react to super heros, but the book glossed over that, I think on purpose. There was a lot of emotion, including guilt, but it was more framed on how it affected their mindset going forward.

There is a lot more this book could have done. It could of easily been hundreds of pages longer if it spent more time on the start and giving more detail to motivations and characters reactions, but then it might of overstayed it's welcome.

I would recomment reading this book for a fun and easy read to just about anyone.
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This book is geared towards the teenage reading group. The writing/wording was a little beneath my reading level. I think that young teens would really get into this book. As for me, I found that it was not moving quick enough. I cannot finish the book, as I got too bored and frustrated with it. Sorry.
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The basic premise of exposure to unknown from an ancient civilization is not a new premise but the concept of centering it on brother and sister was a new twist. It played out like good vs evil however. The given reason for why it affected the 2 teens but killed adults was not realistic - limited comprehension of the pineal gland; it gave super powers only to those not yet adults because it is calcified in adults. Not entirely true. "Calcification of the pineal gland is typical in adults, and has been observed in children as young as 2. Calcification rates vary widely by country and tend to increase by age, with calcification occurring in an estimated 40% of Americans by their 17th year."

I was surprised at the amount of violence in the story. Some of the descriptions of the destruction caused by brother and sister fighting was not realistic. Nor was the way it was handled by the government and FBI. I found that the boy was left free because he was good to be unreal based on current government actions.

I did finish the book and I imagine there will be more stories to come based on these characters.
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Fun, action filled story that puts a new spin on super heroes and sibling rivalry. David Wellington's superpower is the ability to craft wonderful characters and exciting action scenes, and draw you into the story so much that you'll be surprised and a little sad at how fast you reach the end. Top stuff.
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Y.A. paranormal story. A brother of 15 and a sister of 16 are exposed to radiation which gives them super powers, but kills adults (among whom their father). Rivals embody the heroes of Super Comic books, he the hero, she the super villain (hormone ridden, giving way to anger in outbursts of violence, leaving only hurt and destruction around.

Emotional ride on the "family channel" between Brent and Maggie.

Romantic scene for Brent between Lucy (his best friend, handicapped) and his first official date with a beautiful girl, Dana (whose life he saved in a burning house destroyed by Maggie, her ex BBF).

Human Justice and Law analyzed by FBI Agent Walters, explaining to these two teenagers what their situation of super human heroes entail.

Best end ever!
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Brent and Maggie, brother and sister, go into the desert and come out different people. The author starts with a good premise - how do two siblings who receive the same gift/curse come away as rivals? I feel the author just touches on the answer. The action is fast with loads of senseless destruction - which will appeal to young adults.
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