Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Publisher: TriGate Press
Published: October 21st 2012
Format: eBook | Pages: 277
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Source: Purchased B&N
★★✩ (2.5/5) Stars!
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I really wanted to like this book. Honestly. I mean the summary just sort of grabs you doesn't it? The plot had such potential! But sadly my disappointment and annoyance started before I even hit page 10. But still I pressed on hoping I was being too hard and maybe it would get better...
The dialogue was awkward and in some ways it felt like she was trying too hard to sound like a "hip teenage boy". It all felt so juvenile and wrong. And ridiculous phrases were overused like crazy. "Oh snap!" "Whoa!", which isn't that bad but when it's over and over it's like come on already. "My man" Seriously, like as in, "What are you thinking, my man?" and Caleb the main character used it all the time. Mostly when he was arguing with himself in his head and at one point when he said it out loud to one of his rivals the guy even said something like "My man? What are you 8?" which annoyed me even more because what 8 year old says that? More like a middle aged hippie or something.
And by like page 7, on his first day of school a clock had fallen off the wall and he was cleaning it up and when the teacher came in the room he was like "this is how I found it" or something. And his teacher gave him detention......Seriously?
It was all so confusing too. I found myself struggling to get through to the end. And the more I followed it to the end the angrier I got. Mostly at myself for putting myself through the torture. Sadly being book 1 of a series I'll never know what happens in the end because there's no way that I would survive the rest of the books. The story had such promise and could have been something great. But just wasn't executed well. At all...