To be honest, I detest about all the characters in it. Since Vengeance is from the point of view of Decker, Delaney's best friend and eventual boyfrieTo be honest, I detest about all the characters in it. Since Vengeance is from the point of view of Decker, Delaney's best friend and eventual boyfriend, I thought he would be as sweet and fun as in Fracture. But boy was I wrong. He's at times so unlikable I actually felt the need to punch something. Nevermind that he is at times sexist as one character points out in the book. And I think the only reason I believed he was sweet and fun is because in Fracture we see him from the point of view of Delaney and as everyone knows, the way, we see other people changes from someone else's point of view. In this instance, we don't have any one character seeing him through rosy-colored, biased lenses.
It's like this book lets you in into all the deeper, unseen hidden parts of Fracture we might not have seen. And this side of Decker the true Decker is someone I couldn't really sympathize or empathize with. But, but! I did manage to empathize with him, at least, momentarily in one of the darker moments in Vengeance. The moment when he's in so much emotional pain that he starts having panic attacks. It was hurtful to see that side of him because yes I have been there. And I loved how accurate Megan Miranda was. Anxiety and panic attacks are no jokes, people. Further along, other times when I would lose my sense of hate towards Decker came when he himself realized even when he hated Delaney he couldn't hate her because when he saw her he would forget everything and could only love her. He was so wrapped up in her. [And nods] Yeah, I would say that is about right when it comes to love. Sometimes you forget why you hate them.
Yes! I about detested everyone in Vengeance except Delaney who I see as the more pure individual of all the characters in Vengeance and Fracture, but at the same time I do see the value Vengeance brought. Megan Miranda managed to continue her story and somehow made this into some form of Mystery Thriller.
Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Young Adult, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller...more
When read Sulan's overview thought there was a real magnificent story to be found here. And--Review courtesy from Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
When read Sulan's overview thought there was a real magnificent story to be found here. And was right. Sulan (Episode One: The League) centers on a girl who's a math prodigy named Sulan. The world that she lives in is that perhaps of our own, maybe possible future. Her world has problems ever since America declared bankruptcy and terrorists who hate American have taken advantage of this. Terrorism led by Imugi have come to televise live executions of important Americans in society. Sulan knows as an intelligent individual she's part of the United State's future and that the terrorist would want to get her. In hopes of never becoming a target Sulan trains with illegal technology to be a non-stop force to be reckoned with. Leading her to meet a charming yet mysterious guy named Gun. Sulan now has the tools to fight back but the secrets her mom hides brings Sulan to meet Taro a young mercenary that reveals a shocking truth about her mom. It's something she could've never guessed.
Something that just makes Sulan (Episode One: The League) such a memorable and fresh read is the use of a science fiction cyber world with coll fighting scenes and moves by some of the characters. Sulan essentially lives in Vex (Virtual Experience). Many people aren't as lucky. The reason she is allowed to and be protected from the growing violent pace of the United States is she's as mentioned before a gifted child. Throughout our lives we know talented children are revered so we see that in Sulan. Very smart use Camille uses to make her book. The notion of gifted children. Camille not only gives readers a fun story but there various characters that are well developed where as readers your quickly drawn in. Its not hard to imagine Sulan's Vex experience in Sulan except it has a mix of creative Cyberpunk our world has not yet caught up to.
Sulan (Episode One: The League) is the first of a series that truly is unlike any book you'll find out there! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: YA Dystopian, Cyberpunk (Dystopunk)...more
In Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars, we learned that Jesse and Cassius both are Drifters or simply put aliens from out of Earth. Jesse and Cassiu's parents had lived on until their planet became unstable so they had to send their people off their planet , although The Authority who is composed of people who are coming from Haven (Jesse Fisher and Cassius Stevenson's home planet) who happen to be Shifters and are capable of manipulating a rare element called Ridium are trying to bring down the opposition of Green Pearl Drifters who are really part of the Rebellion of Haven. Ridium is a special pure black substance that has . The Authority are Haven's royalty including the branch of all Shifters but are now enemies to Jesse and Cassius as well as all Drifters since Jesses and Cassiu's parents are members of the rebellion against the monarchy full of Shifters. You see part of the reason, Haven had become unstable was because of the shifters manipulating Ridium in the first place which made Haven very much unhospitable environmentally-wise. Adaylla and Savon (Founders of Haven's resistance) had rebelled against the wishes of The Authority when they didn't want to cooperate in conquering Earth as their planet collapsed. Finally, we learn that Jesse is the Pearl Breaker while Cassius is the one who harnesses the recess energy from Jesse's pearl breaking into fire power. They are Earth's hope to truly stop The Authority from invading Earth. In Crimson Rising, Jesse searches for a way to build an army of Green Pearl Drifters before The Authority reaches Earth although stopping events from unfolding can go both ways. Jesse encouters a Red Pearl for the first time that seems to be a member of the dangerous Authority. Jesse is distracted though occasionally since Avery the girl he really likes had previously been captured. With Avery's return they meet Theo who quickly becomes one of the most dangerous enemies of the brothers. Theo really shows us the dangerous but amazing powers of a Shifter who can control Ridium. Jesse in the end must suffer losses even as he must remain strong for the war that inevitably looms between the Green Pearls Breakers Drifters and Red Pearl Drifters.
Nick Jame's Skyship Academy: Crimson Rising was very entertaining. To be honest here and now while did get immersed in Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars was much slower reading in pace or ocassionally loss any alarming quality that would keep you at the edge of your seat while you took it in. Now with Crimson Rising the potential that actually knew existed from The Pearl Wars exceeded in expectations in Crimson Rising. Got umbelievably far better. The action, a huge wow, increased to a kick-start by several degrees. A lot of things are moving into the grandeur scheme of the stale-mate between Green Pearl Drifters and Red Pearl Drifters which is rather good. The action and adventure also increased to any readers who had previously enjoyed Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars (which did, by the way). Given to you the reader as short and sweet: Awesome Science Fiction reading! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Steampunk, Young Adult ...more
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This was one of those books that really grabs your attention with its intriguing premise but occasionally some books don't always live to expectation with Seers being one of them. A story that has no real strong power and suffers from lacking the wow factor. Kate Benett has lost her parents to a car accident and life for her and her smaller sisters has been tough. Her grandparents have moved with them in hopes of gathering together in this time of emotional pain. Kate having been in the car disaster with her parents was a survivor but she gained the power of a Seer: the power to see auras of emotions that come off people. Well until recently considering a new boy at her high school arrives one day and his aura is a silver color that's static and doesn't ever change. Suspecting Patrick O' Donnell the new exchange student is hiding something she tries to look around what is going on around him although most of the time is doesn't go well for Kate considering her boyfriend Aaron keeps growing suspicious with Kate's interest with Patrick. His worry is not unfounded since Kate starts to realize she's very attracted to Patrick and him with her. Patrick seeking her trust reveals that he knows she's a Seer and has come to help her protect herself from a horde of incoming demons which possses black auras. This a big problem since demons find Seers as very rare people to have in their control. Her life she ws is about to get incredibly dangerous she knows is about to get incredibly dangerous.
Well, Seers wasn't all bad, finally toward the end where events unfolded it started to get interesting! Seers had also a strong foundation in character development. There are some nice family ties to witness and fun frienships. Even so the momentum of the story heavily relies on elements not grounded in the Paranormal. Most of the time it hardly makes you want to keep reading with gusto of excitement which add it up to being that the Paranormal integrated is just not that intriguing. Auras are just it. Seers' powers are not more than that in this book and the demons are just as unimpressive.
Not a strong novel in terms of having a huge interesting spin. Wouldn't recommend for Paranormal Romance fans since the elements aren't so amazing. Overall: Not good, Not bad read Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult...more
Jana Webster and Michael Haynes (Webster and Haynes) were always inseperable. ThFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Jana Webster and Michael Haynes (Webster and Haynes) were always inseperable. They had a love anyone will be jealous of. Jenna has an unfortunate accident one day and with her accident dies that love. Jenna believes to be the epitome of what perfect love should be. She ends up at Dead school where people dress the way they died. The mission of Dead school is to hope that you cna make it to a better place but Jenna can't let go of the past or Michael. She'll do anything to have Michael back with her even kill him. If that means teaming up with the local Dead school off-limit's bad boy so be it. Who she really finds charming and realizes is interested in her.
"Jana was old enough to be honest with herself . She was attracted to Mars. And he was attracted to her. She wasn't pretty enough to attract every boy she met. And she rarely sought to sparkle in person. She'd just come out short. Jana kept her hair in a simple cut so she could hide, when she needed to, by ducking her head. She almost never wore earrings or a necklace. She never tied her hair back to show off her long clean line of her arching neck. When she was acting, it was different. Jana held her face upright, her shoulders back, her entire self on display until what beauty she possessed sparkled like a star. She didn't mind being plain. Or ugly. That's why she liked acting. She didn't have to be beautiful as her mother. Mars wasn't attracted to Jana the way men were attracted to her mother. Yet something drew him to her. Jana could feel it, but she couldn't put her finger on it. It was deeper than some boy thinking she was cute. It was more like she was food and he needed her to survive. This was why she needed to see Jana with Michael. With Michael she was more than Jana Webster. She was bigger. Bigger than life. Bigger than death. Jana and Michael were forever. Mars needed to know, to see it for himself."
Dead Rules charm lies in how the writing style is very languid. You are lured into the story in small portions with a pleasant, fine voice. Very poetic.
" She loved him that much, Mars thought. Mars knew that love wasn't all red-paper valentines and candy-hearts. Love wasn't always joy. Love could be hot-blooded pain down to the bone. Sometimes love was despair. And sometimes love was wrong. Jana loved Michael enough to kill him for it. Jana loved Michael to death."
As for the story, it goes in an intriguing way since it contains suspenseful twists which makes for a novel with andrenaline coursing. The characters are not bad either. Although wouldn't say completely special in any real way but still just enjoyable to read about. Dead Rules is more of a hilly in plot rather than overtly complex characters that besides this is filling to a reader. Dead Rules isn't a novel with pure romance but what is there is a confusing romance. The romance can be complicated for many reasons and throughout the novel we can see why given Jenna's way of thinking and her boyfriend's Michael. The novel can be labeled mystery in the midst of a blinded love. Randy Russell finishes his book Dead Rules with an enjoyable and if ironic finish. Still look forward to future sequels or just books by Randy Rusell. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Young Adult, Ghosts, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
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This is one novel that sure knows how to grab your attention in terms of suspense. In Fracture, Delaney Maxwell an average teen girl along with her best friend Decker are braving to cross a frozen lake while on a daily walk out during winter. Everything is going well when the ice cracks and Delaney shockingly spills through the fractures of this ripple in the lake. Delaney accounts to us in deep moments of deep desperation the thoughts of fearing death.
Faint crackles turned to snaps and crunches, and then silence. I didn't move. Maybe it would hold if I stayed still. I saw Decker's legs sprinting back toward me. And then the ice gave away. "Decker!"I screamed. I felt the water, thick and heavy, right before I went under ---and then I panicked and panicked and panicked. I didn't have the presence of mind to think, Please God, don't let me die. I wasn't brave enough to think, I hope Decker stayed back.My only thought, playing on a repetitive loop, was No, no,no,no,no.
She wants to live for something! In these dark moments a voice calls to her in a whisper to "Rage against the dying of the light". Here's where Fracture may very well capture anyone's attention. Delaney seizes to be a regular girl but a girl who has escaped death. Her new life begins again when Decker resucitates her with CPR. Everyone soon in her town from hearing on her miracle is now awed or cautious around her. Her own family proves to slowly break at the seams when Delaney's mother seems to think her dear baby Delaney isn't right. Delaney sadly has to face problems from everywhere herself. Also occupying her mind is her best friend of many years, Decker who has been completely loyal and a rock to stand by. Even so, she can't understand his episodes of occasional jealousy towards her relationships with other guys. Leading to tough disputes between themselves. So when Troy a man who is like how Delaney is now, she can't help but believe she finally doesn't have to be alone anymore.
Fracture has a very mellow writing style to follow that is entertaining to just take in. In terms of characters Delaney will sure turn out to be a likeable character. She's not a your regular convention of a character. She projects everything through her thoughts and actions that play well. Decker while not the main character can be felt at times through scattered mentions in the novel. Such as when Delaney wants him to read to her in the hospital after her accident.
"Actually, I already did," I picked up Catch-22 and clutched it to my chest." "I need to read this. But can't. Headaches." I held it out to him and smiled. Decker shook his head and leaned backward. " I don't read assigned books. Goes against everything I believe in." I smiled wider. " I'll be your best friend."I can't believe I begged my parents to let me come here for this." he said. But he took the book all the same. He sat facing my bed, feet propped upon the edge, knees bent. And he began to read. " It was love at first sight...." He looked at me over the pages, " I feel ridiculous." "Shhh, Shhh, Shhh, you're perfect."
It's not just Delaney and Decker though, other characters are all very three-dimensional. It's obvious Fracture aims at having a story of life vs. death and love vs. friendship punctured with the paranormal. For the most part it succeeds quite nicely with its use of pleasant if not complex relationships and mystery of the elusive paranormal. Overall: Touching read Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Romance
Might be the best of all the comic issues in the Pariah world. Why you ask?--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Might be the best of all the comic issues in the Pariah world. Why you ask? Quite simply it brings together all the characters seen from the previous comic issues. Pariah Issue #1: Brent, Pariah Issue #2: Lila , and Pariah Issue #3 Maudsley. In this issue we see that the reason the Vitros were all gathered and captured in the previous issues had a purpose. The mastermind behind this whole plan is Franklin Hyde. While you may be tempted to believe the reason for his trying to get all the Vitros in one place is surely is nefarious it isn't really as it seems. tries to explain himself and with that readers should get to see deeper into 's past. Just as everyone is acquaintanced something shockingly surprising happens to the gathered Vitros. This issue was hands down the most action-packed which was really likeable for more things are going on. What stood out was that again all the characters before encountered were present , so there was some conflict between them and even compromise. It becomes increasingly obvious some don't trust the intentions of Franklin Hyde. The particularly neat thing about Pariah Issue #4 is that we are presented to the history of Hyde which brings a lot of sympathy for the guy. The artwork in this issue continues to be even more satisfying. It has a bright watercolor appearance. Overall: Amazing read! Comic/ Graphic Novel...more
In Pariah Issue #3 we are again introduced to a new character, Robert Maudsley with a different perspective of the world. He's no regular person. He'sIn Pariah Issue #3 we are again introduced to a new character, Robert Maudsley with a different perspective of the world. He's no regular person. He's a self-proclaimed psychopath. We see him victimize several people in this issue. That's not all he's also a Vitro. Not a good combination to have. Just as he's planning to leave his family he encounters someone very important yet stilk a big mystery for us readers who just so happens to have appeared in Pariah Issue #2 (See: Review of Pariah Issue #2). This is an entirely new perspective in the Pariah comics which is pretty good because the characte gives you something else from characters encountered in the other issues. Gives you a sense of dismay. The guy is obviously a villain but also our main character. So, its very interesting to go in for the ride.
Also when a certain character seen before --won't say more--is re-introduced the mood changes since he might be a catalyst to either better or destroy all the Vitros. There is a lot of mystery surrounding him. Which might appear in later future comics. Pariah Issue #3 keeps on continuing the mystery/suspense of Pariah. If your thinking about the artwork then it has some combinations of cooler/watery tones and earthy tones from previous Pariah issues. So far, might be one of the more intriguing issues so far. Overall: Good read
In Issue #1 we learned about Brent a Vitro (term in the Pariah worlFull, non-spoiler review courtesy coming soon! at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
In Issue #1 we learned about Brent a Vitro (term in the Pariah world meaning people with high intelligence). This time around we see things from the perspective of Lila Ellerman a sixteen year-old girl who is actually involved in the explosion that is at the center of the trouble and persecution of other Vitros in Pariah Issue #1. She's on the run with her group of Vitros where the governmment is trying to round them up. Lila knows time is of the essence to discover who is framing the Vitros. She also knows because of the explosion caused in the lab she worked at all Vitros are now in danger. ...more
In a town named Rock Harbor, Oregon a harbored secret comes to haunt Heath Ingram a newcomer to town who's father , Phillip Ingram , along with his frIn a town named Rock Harbor, Oregon a harbored secret comes to haunt Heath Ingram a newcomer to town who's father , Phillip Ingram , along with his friends Melanie Plummer, Jason Fenley, and Noah Hull were responsible for the wrongdoing towards Catherine Whitley. Catherine was always a troubled girl and completely in love with Heath's father , Phillip, yet Phillip wasn't as devoted to her as she was. As high school ends, he breaks things off and one of his own friends , Noah, rapes her. Saddened by further awful events in life Catherine starts to become emotionally unstable. A time later later after she starts to believe that Phillip may want her back a fire at a theatre she along with Melanie , Jason Fenley, and Noah Hull are starting goes up in flames from a fire. Catherine tragically dies but not before suffering and giving in the weeping of despair at feeling being betrayed by all the friends she thought she knew. Heath being Phillip's son is now a young adult himself who happens to look so much in apperance to his father. Having just gained a job as his Uncle Vic's theatre while is the newly revived , Rock Harbor Opera House , makes him discover that maybe just maybe having a resemblance to his father is a bad thing. Considering the ghost of Catherine is haunting him believing he's his father. And Catherine's ghost is incredibly creepy and vengeful!
The Weeping was one of type of reads that right off take off makes you want to be into it. Heath has suffered from a recent tragedy and it's really hard for him to get past it. You get a lot of his guilt and frustration that does seem realistic. Especially considering that he has several meetings with a therapist in The Weeping where he's obviously gone through a lot and isn't psycho but he's immensely troubled. Even in times of the serious moments of emotional turbulence O'Dell Hutchinson managed to keep this light tone. For example in one of Heath's first meeting with his therapist in who happens to be his father's friend Melanie , he mentions:
In Seven Point Eight, we are introduced to a unique concept brought up of alternFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
In Seven Point Eight, we are introduced to a unique concept brought up of alternate realities centered on obsessive love.
As humans, we are always questioning our existence. We refuse to believe what can't be backed by evidence, so Seven Point Eight is an intriguing read for the fact that in a fictional way tries to create a way to explain the mystery. Dr. Paul Eldridge a highly-talented scientist is hired by Max Richardson who has all the resources Dr. Eldridge can need to feed his his interest in finding the unknowns of the world. Max introduces Paul to indulgences as well. It is soon that Max’s influence changes Dr. Eldridge in not an entirely good way. Just as Paul, gets used to his position as Max’s personal scientist there is an introduction of a world of psychics that Max personally finds from around the world and collects. Max not only is an entrepreneur but he searches for the mystery of life and existence. His array of psychics he uses to uncover secrets to help out the government of England to avoid dangers and predict world-centered issues. Psychics are well adapted to foretell and abstract all types of information. Max takes in one of the most powerful psychics yet, a girl, by the name of Tahra. She might be the key to unlocking a secret frequency that will allow them to see other worlds in space with very intriguing methods. The problem may not be how hard it is to unlock the key to the world’s mystery but the dangers it brings. Just another problem is that Tahra is a big distraction to not only Paul but very much to Max. She has managed to capture the attention of them both with her charismatic personality and exotic appearance. In the novel we see Tahra, Paul, and Max’s struggle through their complex relationships. The high dangers lie more at times in that Dr. Eldridge, Max, and Tahra want to push the limits of research and discovery which as anyone knows is a dangerous line to walk on.
Seven Point Eight has a very intricate story which has a very pleasant pace to it. The novel is split into various point of views of characters in which some are more dominant than others. Even so, it isn’t disorienting in any way. Seven Point Eight is the first in a series. This being the 'First Chronicle'. It ends with an open ending to be picked up by its next Chronicle. This is a book that has a wide-reaching, intellectual exuding voice. It's a very impressive science fiction novel with romance anyone should pick up. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Human Nature, Young Adult, Alternate Realities/Dimensions, Strong Sexual Scenes, Adult, Fantasy ...more
An engrossing read from the start is in order. For a reader, that on most timesFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
An engrossing read from the start is in order. For a reader, that on most times have no real contact with Indian tribe values this book is a great start in reading with paranormal touches. This story isn't about Indians particularly the Shawnee's. No, its a fictional story touching up on historical events. As early American colonists head to expanding in the New World of America, they of course, encounter Indians. Of all of them, the Shawnee are the most highly strict practitioners of the old ways. As so, they don't let any outsiders into their society especially white people. Although, they make an exception for the family of Calico Marie Lutree Turner and her family.
The Lutree Turner family has a messy past. Calico's mother,Anna, from a young age was abused sexually by her father a British lord. Her brother, Alexander, being her molester against her will too because of their cruel father. Through time, they find themselves a way to escape. Thanks, to François a French fur trader who she falls in love with a new family emerges. Helping Anna to heal the family wounds of the past are also the Shawnee Indians that have been close to Francois and welcome Anna as well as a daughter. Just as things seem great, her husband catches an illness and infects her with it also. Leaving her daughters, Calico and Rose orphans. The Shawnee take them up out of love for them as a family. Rose and Calico grow up in the midst of the Shawnee but a prophecy threatens Calico's life. A great evil seeks to destroy her. Calico's spirit guide swears to protect her.
As Calico grows up the evil of prophecy emerges but she can't reveal it for the reason that doing so will rip apart her Shawnee way of life. In doing so, she pushes away the warrior mentioned in prophecy that wants to rescue her from the evil that she can't defeat by herself.
What a lovely portrayal is Calico of the Shawnee way of life. From the story narration we see various character's point of views that highlight all that was that type of way of life. It also points out the hatred at times of the white people toward tribal life. There are great moments filled with romance that is both sweet and hot. The romantic scenes also touch along several sexual encounters that are heart-warming but not overtly graphic. All these things are very pleasant to come across but what's the best is the paranormal chips in Calico that stand out, so brightly with the created myth of "Our Grandmother" and other spirit guides of what's surely Shawnee lore.
Highly recommend for quite a few reasons from its historical fiction and its paranormal instances. Tribal language and other characters' language can be heard in the writing itself further supplementing the genius of the whole novel. While the introduction was not all a bad start it's toward the middle portion and until the end that its entirety grapples your attention. The creativity in myth which has hardly been used in recent years is by far a big bonus! For This Review: *Book Copy Provided For Review by Author*
Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Shawnee Indians Way Of Life Recommend Ages: 17 and Up...more
Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the rFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the reading, readers are introduced to the 'thick of things'. Brent is giving a highly intelligent speech to his fellow classmatess in school for them to be completely bored. Safe to say unimpressed. Asthe isssue moves into a more ominous tone there is the added information that in the world of Pariah there are certain people designated as Vitros. Vitros from what is gathered are highlt detested. Making things hugely interesting because our main character is a Vitro.
In terms of characters , Brent, was very relateable. He's a smart individual in a world that doesn't reallly understanfd him. During, the issue he's approached by Anna, a girl,. that seems to want to try to connect with him but can't because of their differing viewpoints of the world. It seems being Vitro makes for a personality difference with regular people. Found this concept very creative. For this reason Vitros are frowned upon when there is an attack against regular non-Vitro humans in some labs. Everyone swears its connected to Vitros for sure. Meaning serious danger to Brent now that he's labeled a threat to regular peple.
Pariah has a very good rhythm in this first comic issue concerning the pace of the story. The characters are most present in their speaking dialogue and actions. Brent as a main character is for all good intentions a sort of sarcastic even at times cynical character. Found it vastly endearing and relateable. There is this type of mind dialogue from Brent that he keeps to himself whenever he’s acting on actions or interacting with others that’s overall fascinating. Further cements the idea of Vitros as a whole new type of human being and how they are as people.
From the start, Pariah Issue #1 by Aron Warner and Philip Gelatt was one of the issues released by Sea Lion Books was most interesting by which wasn’t bad at all despite being honestly short. While simple in its concept in many ways it’s original. Haven’t seen so far before. The artwork is something very attractive. All the facial expressions are uniquely rendered on page movement. Conception of characters all made nicely with gray, watery almost block-style that is easy on the eyes. While the story was somewhat almost amazing. Almost. It was hard to tell yet where the series is going. Everything is still pretty vague. On another note, the artwork was lovely. If you are to get Pariah, your decision may well be led by at least the amazingly attractive artwork. For This Review: *Book Copy Provided by Publisher*
Overall: Touching read Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult Recommend Ages: 15 and Up...more
What there is first off that really set a nice tone was Farsighted contains a "NFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
What there is first off that really set a nice tone was Farsighted contains a "Note to Readers". Helps to bring us along the story much more closely and found intimate. A Note To Readers You are about to embark on a journey along with the characters in this novel. At the beginning of each chapter, you'll find a rune and a corresponding prophecy. Put your powers of divination to the test by trying to predict what each chapter holds based on the hints provided. Or you may choose to ignore the runic prophecies altogether and dive right into the story. Either way, happy travels.
Nobody really likes Alex. His own dad doesn't much. Only his mother just because he happens to be blind. Beginning high school this year, he expects it to be another awful year but along comes a new friend. It's Simmi. While quiet and reserved Alex finds her intriguing. Just as Alex is starting to feel a romance blooming as he hoped he starts to develop crazy powers that suggest he can see the future and more. At first he's skeptical what with a new psychic and the psychic's daughter moving into town too. It quickly becomes apparent he just has to believe before Simmi becomes entangled in a danger, Alex can actually prevent. Alex finds all the more frustrating as he realizes it's all connected to his powers that are attracting powerful but obviously dangerous psychic kids.
The thing most impressive is that the story has solid characters. Alex is likable enough but can aggravate you making him somewhat more real. While Ms. Teak, the new psychic who is a sort of guide to Alex and seems very mysterious. Let's hope we see more of Ms. Teak and her background since going that way could be interesting. Shapri, Ms. Teak's daughter, it seems is a psychic as well and it becomes apparent that as Alex and her grow closer there is a sort of potential for romance. She's really more prone to be louder than Alex or Simmi which I like a lot since she's really a more overly lively type of girl. While, Simmi is a contrast to Shapri who's sweet and a calm presence. She's also Alex's main biggest love interest. Even, Alex's dad however small the role plays a pivotal role in the book towards the later events in it.
Farsighted is by far easy to get into. The characters are involved in various situations sometimes immensely important in the dangerous zone or sometimes just friendship problems but all fit together well. The story has some very subtle suspense in both situations and romance. It's unique in many ways from the perspective and how character complexity is developed through the use of plot. Since, this is the first in a series, once read you'll be wanting to reach for the next one soon after. Proving that there is something in ,Farsighted, that makes for a unique story that has big potential in more books to come even....more