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The Dysasters

(The Dysasters #1)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,198 ratings  ·  351 reviews
Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What quarterback wouldn't want night vision? That's not weird, right ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Wednesday Books
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
I started reading The Dysasters on 2/24/2019 and finished it on 3/9/2019. This book is an interesting read. I like the power of the elements. Tate’s grandpa is the coolest ever! I also like Mark because he cares for others. Charlotte and Bastian’s views are my favorite reads because they seem easy going and realistic. They have difficult relationships with their family members that could be easily relatable to many readers. The graphics within the story are unexpected but very much welcomed beca ...more
Allyce Cameron
Jan 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Okay so this book is literal trash. Like, you take a break from reading and start thinking it couldn’t possibly be as bad as you’re imagining, and then it is. It really is. And it is the single most DRAMATIC book I have ever read. I’m talking 20 pages in and there are multiple tornadoes and half the town is dead dramatic. So. Much. Drama. #Drahhhhmahh. The problem is I actually wanted to know what was going to happen and so I kept reading. It wasn’t quite bad enough for me to stop. And when I fi ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
3 stars

Well I am caught between a rock and a hard place here.


I love PC Cast’s books.

I have read her House of Night series, her Moon Chosen as well as her Goddess Summoning series and really loved them.

When I learned that she was writing a new series with her daughter I requested the first book as fast as I could open my browser and click “request”.


Yet now that I have read I must sadly admit that this may be the one book that was not for me.


Let me explain my reasoning…


The concept
Rachael Arsenault
Feb 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
I received an ARC copy for review. I will need some time to organize my thoughts and compose a proper review. For now, two words: breathtakingly bad.

Edit: Alright. Let me try to explain all the problems with this book as clearly as I can with as few spoilers as possible. I currently have a ten page word document with every problem bullet pointed, but I don't want to rant that long. I think the easiest way to do that is to break it down into categories.

This book was not well-written. Not
I really loved that book. I was already hooked with the synopsis... Kids that bonded with the elements? I thought of Storm in the X-Men movies, and of superheroes, and was super excited!

Well, the book delivered! It’s action-pacted, and all the characters are essential to the story. I was so sad when the book ended, I wanted it to continue!

There are also beautiful sketches throughout the story, and a letter from Cora. I loved that, it’s so different! I hope they will continue this in the next bo
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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I’m always a sucker for stories about people with special abilities, especially when it comes to elemental powers. Because who doesn’t love a good dose of Xmen?

The Dysasters follows a group of teenagers who find out they have elemental powers and learn how they can control them. We follow two characters, Tate and Foster in their search for other teenagers like themselves. As the book begins, we find out ab
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
2.5 stars

This book started out with a BANG. For me, it didn't really feel like there was much of an introduction before the story was off and running. This could be a good or bad thing depending on your reading preference. Personally, I could have done with a little more background or eased into the story with a little bit more of an introduction.

One thing that truly made the story unique and something that I really enjoyed was the illustrations mixed into the story. The novel was written in a
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I love superheroes, action stories, good vs evil....I had high expectations for this story about teens with the ability to manipulate the elements.

But I'm going to be honest -- I didn't like this book. I DNF'd this story about halfway through. For me, the book seemed like a failed attempt by adults to write a book for teenagers. It tries too hard and comes off as contrived.

Teenagers can be angsty, whiny, and disrespectful. So this story overuses those traits,
3 Stars!!

This was a quick fun read. We follow Foster Stewart who knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Controlling clouds is not what normal 17 year olds do. Then there is -Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor, the jock who everyone thinks is perfect. Star quarterback who doesnt realize he has special abilities like "Night Vision."

One night, a deadly Tornado hits at a ball game and Foster and Tate are thrown into chaos together. This is the storm that will change both their lives for
alana ♡
Thank you Wednesday Books for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for a honest review and inviting me to be a part of this blog tour!

When I first heard that P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast were co-writing a brand new series for us I was over the moon. In case you don't know, the mother/daughter author duo wrote The House of Night series which was a wildly popular vampire/paranormal series in the early 2000's when vampires were all the rage (still waiting for them to make a comeback, just
I was not amused. The characters spend so much time bickering and being angry with each other that nothing was happening. Normally with things like that I could push through but I just did not like either one of the main characters and that's usually a driving points for a book for me. I have to at least like you to want to read about you.
Austine (NovelKnight)
Apr 21, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

It's been a while since I've read a book by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (I think I stopped somewhere in the middle of the House of Night series?) so I was hesitant about reading The Dysasters. 

Don't get me wrong, I was excited about the premise. Superhero stories are starting to become more of a thing and I'm a fan (think Renegades and  The Supervillian and Me ) but wow w
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was the coolest book ever!!! I love it a lot!!! The Cast team have done it again and they never disappoint!!!
I had so much fun reading this book! The concept of the story is amazing, it is unique, and I have never read anything like this before!!! It captured my attention from beginning to end! I was definitely hooked! As the story heated up I kept turning the pages faster to find out what would happen next.. it definitely takes you on a wild ride.. and as the story takes twists and turns I
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story starts on a storm and ends with the beginnings of love and a new type of family! The ones we choose and not the ones chosen for us are just as much family if not more so as they accept us as we are. I cannot wait to see where this leads!

Foster has issues with a capital I! She has trust issues which are understandable, she cannot relate to, nor does she like people and if that wasn’t enough she has lost the only person who understands her and she’s running for her life.

Enter Tate who
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
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Feb 12, 2019 marked it as dnf
I'd like to thank the author and publisher for giving an ARC of this book in exchange for being a part of the book tour as well as an honest review.

Normally I give a book a bit more time before DNFing, but I realized pretty quickly that this book wasn't for me at all.

Pretty quickly on I had some major issues with this book, so I'll outline those quickly.

1. The first 15% was already tropey as hell. We had a "girl who was not like other girls", the standard jock love interest who is secretly a ni
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook
New series from P.C. and Kristen Cast! I like the elemental magic and the idea of a pair that are made for each other and when they get together they can accomplish insane things. I thought this played out pretty well, it did drag just a bit in the middle but not too terribly. I absolutely loved Tate's connection with his grandpa, definitely reminded me of Zoey's relationship with Grandma Redbird in the House of Night series. I appreciated that there was a transgender character in this and even ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I first off want to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this to review! I found the premise of the book very interesting and I adore the authors so I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to review this. Plus I love the cover and find it very eye-catching and love being able to add this to my shelf.

So there are a few characters I would like to point out:

Foster: She is our main character. She is special and kno
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-reviews
“The Dysasters” is a really engaging new YA fantasy/sci-fi series. We begin with Foster, whose adopted mother Cora has dragged her to Missouri (or as Foster calls it, misery) to find someone at a high school football game on her eighteenth birthday. When a storm suddenly turns into a tornado, Cora’s heart, which has been hanging by a thread, gives out. Foster and a high school football player, Tate, call out against it- the tornado listens- before splitting and wreaking havoc.

With her last words
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-review, dnf
DNF’d at 66%

This was….just wow. I honestly don’t know where to even begin with this review. It was definitely not what I expected. And I went into this ARC with high hopes.

I’m a fan of the House of Night series, great books. That’s the whole reason why I requested this one for review. I sincerely thought it would be just as good.

I was wrong.

So my reasoning for the DNF as well as the pore rating is as follows:

The idea is extremely interesting, and it has promise. I don’t know, maybe the other boo
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is a 1.5 stars but I thought the end slightly redeemed itself so I'll round it up to two on "my rating."

The concept of this book intrigued me and I was excited to read it. The excitement quickly dwindled into dread because I refused to DNF the book.

At the start, the reader is thrust into a scenario that seemed a little forced; it was confusing and a little frustrating.

The characters were not very likable and were cliche. They reacted in odd ways to the revelations and disasters they faced.
Lovely Loveday
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dysasters is a young adult paranormal fantasy written by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. A new series that begins with the introduction of the characters and the premise of the story/series. The mother-daughter duo has created a world unlike any other with diverse characters, lots of action, and a captivating storyline. The Dysasters starts with a storm and ends with a new type of family and the beginning of an amazing love story.   Throughout this fast-paced read is images or comic book style p ...more
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
This was never meant to be a book I would read, but I was in a bind; I'd left the house without a book, and this was basically the only thing even vaguely interesting at the store we were near. I knew I had HOURS to kill at the in-laws; so I bit the bullet, spent $12 and hoped. The first House of Night series I enjoyed as a teen/in my twenties, and it was only rereading it years later I realized how bad it actually was compared to other YA. Maybe I could enjoy this? Nope.

It was like a rewrite of
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest opinion*

Elemental powers meet Extreme weather what more can you ask for. This is obviously a first book in a series and it got me from the first page. The character development was fantastic and believable too. All characters are very different and yet mesh well together. I also enjoyed the issues that the different characters face, including ethical conversations around what is right and what wrong. The only down s
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m just going to dive right in here: I enjoyed this book. A lot.

I said it. I’m not taking it back. Deal with it.

I read the House of Night series like everyone else and jumped at the chance to pick up the first book in a new series by this incredible mother/daughter writing duo. Even if we forget about who wrote this book, the synopsis for Dysasters alone is so intriguing, how could you not want to pick it up? Teenagers who can control the elements? The mad scientist who wants to use them to ta
Paige Green
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishing company. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book Series: Book 1 of The Dysasters

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: February 26, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (language, crushes and love, gruesome death, terrifying powers)

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Pages: 320

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Synopsis: Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
The Dysasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is a whirlwind of an a paranormal adventurethat features teenagers with special abilities.

Foster isn't your average teenager. Homeschooled and on the run, she learns that she is connected with the element air. She has to navigate her own abilities while her entire life gets flipped upside down.

Tate enters the scene when a tornado rips through his football game. He and Foster are thrown together, and soon he discovers that he has abilities of his own.

Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
First off, a huge thank you to St. Martin's Press and Wednesday Books for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for this. They were kind enough to send me a physical ARC which, as a small Canadian book blogger, I can't tell you how much that means to me. My first one ever! Second, I accepted the opportunity out of sheer curiosity. Like many others, I was swept up in the vampire craze during high school, and The House of Night series was one of those I devoured. So I owed it to the authors ...more
Jessica | Booked J
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review also found here at Booked J.

Back in the midst of the YA vampire craze a decade ago, I was completely obsessed with the House of Night series by this dynamic duo. While they aren't my auto-buy authors, they are a pair that I look back on fondly and occasionally check out their new releases. The Dysasters was, of course, one of those moments--the synopsis had me hooked instantly.

Unfortunately, the novel itself fell flat and didn't reach my personal expectation
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PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 ...more

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