There’s something about the new guy at Crossroads High…
Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:
One can time travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can possess another human.
One can tell the future.
Everyone thinks he’s crazy, which is why he’s spent his entire life shuffled between mental institutions and juvie. All of that is about to change, however. For months Aden has been having visions of a beautiful girl—a girl who carries centuries-old secrets. A girl who will either save him or destroy him.
Together they’ll enter a dark world of intrigue and danger... but not everyone will come out alive.
This book has it all! You get a little bit of everything: zombies, vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies, demons, goblins and even humans. There is a lot going on (not to the point where I felt overwhelmed) which kept me turning page after page after page. There was never a dull moment. It's unpredictability kept me on edge.
I found myself wanting more of Mary Ann and Riley's story. Riley is all mysterious in the begin and that's hot! Riley being a werewolf definitely added to his hotness.
Let's talk book cover. I like it. The guy has a rockin’ body. I love the casual look. And I kind of like that we don't see his face. It lets the reader picture Aden they way they read and interpret him.
The Book Vixen’s Rating:
BLOG WITH BITE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Q1 - Do you feel the ending was cut short and needed more to be resolved before the book ended?
The ending did seem a bit rushed but there is a sequel in the works. There wasn't a major cliffhanger but it did leave some unfinished business that will need attending to. And I'm anxiously waiting for Unraveled!
Q2 - Regarding Question #1, what are your thoughts on series books? For one you get more and more and more - depending on how long the series drags on - for another some series leave you with very little resolution at the end of the novels, i.e. the Merry Gentry series where only a couple of hours pass within the time span of one book. Do you find this is just an authors way of having guaranteed book sales - or do you really enjoy series and love reading about your fav characters over and over again?
Series books can only hold my attention for so long because my memory sucks. I would say that I'm good for a 4-5 book series. Any more than that and I start to forget things; I start getting lost in all the details and events that have taken place. Book sales are dependent on the readers. If the story gets boring and just too drawn out, I will stop reading it. If I really like a character and there's new stuff going on, I'm going to keep reading. But if the author starts pulling characters out of the thin air just to keep a series going, then I'll probably lose interest. As long as the material holds my interest, I'll keep reading.
Q3 - Which "trapped" soul was your favorite and do you see potential in the future story lines with the remaining three?
I can't say that I had a favorite. I definitely see potential with the remaining three souls in future story lines. We've learned why they're trapped inside Aden. With subsequential books, we'll get to discover the remaining three souls' stories. I was intrigued to find out who the-soul-that-left was and how they became one of Aden's souls. I was sad to see them go.
Q4 - When a larger-than-life character such as Vlad Tepes aka Dracula is used as a side-plot character do you believe it gives the story a more factual base, or makes it less real?
In this book, I think Vlad Tepes gave the story a more factual base. Any more and I think it would have taken from the main focal point of the story line.
Q5 - What did you think of the side plot involving Tucker and Penny? Do you think the issues from that plot were adequately resolved?
I didn't care for either character. Could the story have gone on without them - Yes. The issues were resolved just fine for me. Although, I don't know if I would have been as forgiving.
Q6 - What is your best guess as to what Aden Stone's superpower is - the power he possess without his souls?
Maybe his superpower is just the obvious; he's helping souls move on.