Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Rating: 5 Guitars
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The night Russ Becker witnesses a strange astronomical event, his world changes forever. Before long Russ discovers he's developed incredible superpowers, and he’s not the only one. Three other young people—beautiful Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia—have had the same experience and all of them now have powers of their own. Mallory can control peoples’ minds, Jameson moves objects with his thoughts, and Nadia has empathic abilities.
At first the four relish their newfound gifts, but things become serious when they learn they are being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. When Russ’s family is threatened, he’s forced into action. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.
Why It Rocked
I LOVED this book! First of all, it is told from the point of view of a teenage boy who, believe it or not, sounds and thinks like a teenage boy. These four teenagers get special powers from some sort of celestial event and quickly realize they are being hunted for them. The action and suspense was fantastic but what made this truly special was the excellent character development. I especially loved how the main character gradually begins to understand and grow closer to his much older sister. This ends with a sort of cliffhanger and I can't wait to see where this series goes.
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