A city under supernatural attack.
An adventure that unfortunately changes everything.
Sixteen-year-old Hamilton Dinger leads a charmed life. He's got the grades for the top of the class, the abilities of a star athlete and Tetris player, and the charisma to get away with anything. Everything se...more
The Starlight Chronicles: Slumbering by C S Johnson
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Starlight Chronicles: Slumbering- is an interesting tale of fantasy which will be super for YA fans.
The reader will be captivated throughout this adventurous story of good verses evil.
This tale will certainly draw in the adult reader as well as the younger ones in this dynamic warrior/warfare novel. Surely, there is a great deal more to satisfy the re ...more
Yeah, well, I'm tired of those kind of stories too. Which is why I picked up this one.
You know the superpopular, egotistical, self-centered jerks who overpopulate fantasy nowadays? Hamilton Dinger is one. And you know what? That is actually viewed as problematic.
I've nev ...more
When I first saw Slumbering on Amazon, I fell in love with the cover. Instantly I knew I needed it on my shelf. In fact, reading the description was just my GIBC (greedy inner book collector) humoring protocol before snatching a copy.
That being said, I did not fall in love with the prologue as quickly as I did the cover. I was confused about what was going on and found the experience slightly jarring. If this happens to you, you must continue ...more
Then the meteorite hits and everything changes. Hamilton starts having weird dreams that are very realistic, he starts ...more
The Starlight Chronicles: Slumbering, by C. S. Johnson, is the first volume in a series geared toward YA readers.
The story opens with a shadow monster over Apollo City, on Lake Erie in Northern Ohio. Wingdinger, a superhero with a pet dragon as his sidekick, is experiencing a normal day of fighting monsters. The monster loves cruel humor, and has been dubbed The Jester by the media.
Wingdinger doesn’t have the market cornered on superhero work. White-winged Starry Night, wh ...more
Slumbering is an uniquely, original, YA epic fantasy about a teenage boy that learns he was once a warrior for a Star Prince and at some point was sent to earth where he became human until his powers unlocked. As such, this story is about his "acceptance " of responsibility for his role to fight off evil demons and protect his friends and community (the latter more so out of obligation than desire).
Even though I have given the book ...more
The story largely takes place in the main character's high school, which definitely brought back a lot of memories. It will feel nostalgic to a ...more
I have to admit, the story has you wondering at times what exactly the overall summation of the events that are happening really means. You can follow it easy enough, but you can't quite piece it all together until near the end. Then, as I am sure the author intended, you get the picture, well at least you think you do. To a degree, there are purposely pl ...more
The premise of this story, and the great cover, snagged my interest. I love a good disaster story, and the idea of a meteor crash and monsters being unleashed on the world definitely caught my interest.
And those elements did fascinate me. My favorite parts of the story were the meteor crash and the battles with the monsters...but sadly these events are overpowered by long, long segments of just normal high school life that don’t really do anything to further the story.
I had t ...more
The lead character, Hamilton, is grating, but tha ...more
Hamilton Dinger is at the top of his social heap. He's the guy everyone wants to know. There's a few dark spots in his life. Such as, why is the girl he's interested in only interested in dating a nerd. Then there's the phone call from his parents. Leave that party now and come home. It seems there's a meteor on its way to Earth. Using his charm has enable him to wiggle out of any poten ...more
Slumbering is the first novel in the Starlight Chronicles series by C.S. Johnson. It's a young adult fantasy series that it sure to please fans of both genres. Slumbering follows young Hamilton Dinger, AKA Dinger, AKA Hammy, on a surprising and unexpected journey in his very own hometown.
Dinger is used to be the best in school. He's brilliant, he's a great athlete, and everything comes naturally to him. Especially when i ...more
I am blown away by the vivid world building C.S. Johnson always manages to include. Slumbering is no different. I felt like I was transported into this story and I was witnessing the events first hand.
The characters are no different. Each with their own unique sense of personality, I felt like I knew them. Particularly, Hamilton, ...more
I devoured this book, which I'm quite surprised with because starting out I love/hated t ...more
There are some interesting elements to the world this book is based on but I'm still finding it confusing, I'm not sure how it's all supposed to work, I'm assuming later books will shed more light on this, but I find it a bit frustra ...more
Hamilton Dinger is your average 16 year old boy. Quite intelligent, athletic, popular, self-absorbed, "My parents are ruining my life!", "I don't understand why Gwen doesn't want me?! I mean, I'm quite the catch!" As I said, your average teenager. Until a meteorite hits his town. Turns out Dinger, not so average!
The meteorite released the deadly seven sinister and they have broken out of their prisons. To sustain themselves, they need human souls. With Dinger's abilities no longer dormant, can...more
The story starts out with a little tease, a bit of storytelling that you won’t get revisit until well into the book; but juicy enough to keep your attention captivated throughout the book. Once you read the first chapter, you have to find out wh ...more