I wanted to like this story. The idea was very interesting, but the execution did not work for me as a reader. The pacing was quick, and the reading was easy. But it felt as if I was missing something or there were pieces of the story that were not transitioned well. I did not feel the author explained the powers well. If they were, the explanation was placed too late.
The characters in this story are supposed to be high school boys. I kept having to remind myself of this because the characters at some points reminded me of middle school boys who want to prove themselves. As a reader, I unfortunately did not connect with any of them. There is potential for these characters, but I think they need to be flushed out better.
I did like the dark stranger and the woman. It seems like the author took more time flushing them out. The antagonist of the story is alright. He seems more like a bully than an actual villain. I hope all these characters will be more flushed in book two.
The story occurs in the modern world. The typical suburbs and neighborly feeling came across well in the story. But with this in mind, I was confused why no blocks or suburbs around Sandry Lake noticed any changes, even though it happened quickly.
There was a good story here. I think it just needs a few more run throughs to flush everything out. It felt like there was too much going on in such a short book. When I was reading, I felt like there were so various jumps and felt like I missed something.
But do not let this stop you from trying to read this. There are plenty of people who enjoyed this book. If you like young adult paranormal books, then I recommend this book to you.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, and this is my honest opinion.
I give this book a 2/5
Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Hello, everyone. I am an avid reader. I read mostly fantasy, young adult, a little bit of sci-fi, mystery and thriller, but I am willing to branch out. I don't care if its children or adult if the story is interesting, I will make a point to read it. View all posts by PhoenixDayo