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Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls

(The Hazy Souls #1)

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Jeremy Chikalto claimed for years he can look behind the air. When an angel delivers a cryptic message about the Apocalypse, a series of strange events draws Jeremy closer and closer to the core of things. What if a third entity was vying for power with God and the Devil? Why are Earth and the distant planet Watico so similar? When Jeremy crosses over to the Haze, the line ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Viral Cat Press (first published March 24th 2011)
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Lynda Dickson
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Chikalto is the heir to the kingdom of the planet Watico, established when his people were banished from Earth many years ago. Jeremy is arrogant, rude, mean, and not very well-liked. There's also something a bit strange about him: he sees hazy patches, hears voices, and experiences blackouts. When Jeremy is sent off to boarding school on a neighboring planet, he is kidnapped along with Maren and Lyrna the fizdrust (a kind of talking cat). This sets off a chain of events ...more
Sarah
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Early in Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls, the main character, a teenage boy whose paranormal encounters have marked him as different, is traveling far from his home to boarding school. Sound familiar? Well, that's pretty much where any similarity between T. S. DeBrosse's debut novel and Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone ends. Oh, also, both novels came from the pens of talented individuals who write under their initials. Cajjez Jeremy Chikalto, who in the opening scene the reader ...more
Sasha
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
If I could I'd rate the book a 2.5 but I rounded up. I'm stuck somewhere in between it was okay, and I liked it, because it WAS okay and I DID like it.

You can find more of my reviews on my blog by clicking here .

Id like to start off by saying that I believe this is T. S. Debrosses debut novel and I won this novel for free at Freado (yay!).

Alright lets see hereI have mixed feelings about this novel. Because of those feelings, Im going to categorize my review into things I liked and the things I
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Jen
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls is the thinking readers Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Debut author DeBrosse creates a unique and complex mythology (think: biblically-inspired science fiction where Jackson uses Greek mythology) to frame her story, and its a refreshing alternative to many YA authors who build off of another already-established fantasy world. The world that youll encounter in DeBrosses novel is totally original you wont get a setting or story like this anywhere else. That, ...more
Teresa Lavender
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on goodreads. Fantasy and mystery combined. There were so many twists and turns in this book, I had no idea what was going to happen as I turned each page. Very well written, great descriptions, characters were interesting and believable. I cannot wait to read the other books in the series.
Jessica
For fans of young adult fantasy, T.S. DeBrosse's debut novel, Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls, delivers action, intrigue, and excitement. Braided into these fantasy elements are also great qualities of realistic YA fiction. Most compelling is the character of Jeremy Chikalto, a fourteen year old narcissist, and how he develops over the course of the novel.

We first see Jeremy admiring himself before performing on stage. While many authors are concerned with making their protagonists likeable
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Emilyann Girdner)
This book was wonderfully odd and engaging!

My Rating on a Five Star Scale: 5/5
(Multiple times while reading this, I was reminded of Labyrinth, the movie, in an awesome way...)

As I've mentioned before in my reviews, I like to touch on certain elements of books that really enhance the experience for me. I'll follow the format I've used in previous reviews.

Characters:
This was one of my favorite aspects of the book. Jeremy Chickalto is not a typical lead character. He's certainly not the easiest
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Dwkeys
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was unlike anything I've ever read and I enjoyed the premise. There were so many twists and turns, I didn't know where the book was going, but then everything came together at the end. T.S. did a great job creating dynamic characters and a haunting villain. I always enjoy reading things with prophecies and angels / demons, but this book's approach was so fresh. It raises a lot of questions about Good vs. Evil and religion. I seriously want to see this book and the rest of the series ...more
Leta
May 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
I did not like Jeremy at all and I felt like some parts of the book were rushed while way too much time was spent in other areas. Also, this book was poorly edited. There were several glaring errors that were confusing and distracting. For instance, I think a character's name must have been changed at some point, but there were a few places where the old name was used.
Emily♥
May 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, read-for-review, own
This book was really good! I have never read anything like it before and I cant wait for the next book! The ending has me anxious! ...more
Melissa ownsbey
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
nice cover very good i liked it very much
i liked the chacters
i was hooked
5 stars plus for this book
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