A great story for fans of Teen Wolf who want more beaches in their supernatural teen drama. Aryn moves to a new town with her familRead from Netgalley
A great story for fans of Teen Wolf who want more beaches in their supernatural teen drama. Aryn moves to a new town with her family after her mother's death. Caught between the snooty rich girls, and friend whose stepmother is too interested in her, and the new hunk in school who has the same necklace as her. Oh, and the hunk has scales..
While the story has been done before, I liked the art, and the lead characters are sympathetic. The volume can stand on its own, but I definitely would read a follow-up....more
I've been listening to Scott Sigler's podcast for a number of years now, and I have to say, this story was definite departure for him. It was a littleI've been listening to Scott Sigler's podcast for a number of years now, and I have to say, this story was definite departure for him. It was a little less gruesome or profane that his usual books (Infected, *shudder*), although it had a lot more blood and death than most young adult books.
Basically, the story starts with Em waking up in a coffin like box. She managed to break out and finds herself in a dusty room with 11 other coffins. Six contain corpses, while 5 contain kids like her who remember it being their 12th birthday, even though their bodies are older. They don't know who they are, other than the labels on there coffins (her's said M. Savage). They also have flashes of memories that go along with the symbols on their foreheads, and tools that they find. They go looking for people who can tell them where they are and what is happening.
I won't get into any spoilers, other than to say that the entire book only covers a day or two. They find out who and what they are. The twist caught me off guard, since I though it was going in a different direction.
I liked the environment that made me think of Mayan influences. The first person narration is a little simplistic, but the narrator thinks of herself as 12 years old, so that isn't too much of a dig.
The reader of the audio book does a great job of conveying that conflict between mind and body, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The audio book can be downloaded as part of the Scott Sigler podcast, complete and unabridged in 20 episodes....more
I still miss the Ottawa books and the Newford books, and I've read a number of de Lint's kids book. This is the first one aimed specifically at teenagI still miss the Ottawa books and the Newford books, and I've read a number of de Lint's kids book. This is the first one aimed specifically at teenagers, and melds into his more recent trend of South-West novels (this one is set in a coastal California town instead of the desert).
In this town, teenagers are suddenly turning shapeshifter, called Wildlings by the press. The FBI is investigating, and maybe more than the FBI. This is when Josh gets into an argument with his mom's boyfriend and suddenly turns into a mountain lion. From there, he is trying to cover up what happened, only telling his two best friends, one of whom has their own secret. But when one of them lets things slip around the school racist, things become very dicey for Josh as he comes to the attention of the feds, other wildlings (some of who predate the current problems by a long time) and a mysterious corporation.
Charles de Lint never disappoints, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series....more