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Title: The Starlight Chronicles: Slumbering
Author: C. S. Johnson
Published Date: January 3, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Hamilton Dinger is an above-average teenager. 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 seems to be going along perfectly as he enters into tenth grade at Apollo Central High School. Everything, that is, until a meteor crashes into the city, unleashing a whirlwind of evil and awakening a deep, hidden power as the long battle between good and evil continues. Bringing an abrupt halt to the easygoing pace of Hamilton’s life, he and his longtime dormant supernatural powers are caught up in the middle of things when his comfort zone is turned into a war zone. On top of everything else, there’s the homecoming game, the school play, and the history test to worry about. Can Hamilton overcome his ignorance and narrow-mindedness to see what is truly real? Can he give up his self-proclaimed entitlement to happiness in order to follow the call of a duty he doesn’t want? More importantly, will he willingly sacrifice all he has to find out the truth?
Grade: B+ (Four Strong Stars)
This is a great YA book. It’s full of action and adventure, there’s nothing dirty, and it’s a great read! J I like that it deals with a lot of grounded issues that the younger audience would also be dealing with like popularity and struggling with their beliefs. I thought this book was refreshing and well written, and I really enjoyed the author’s tone. Another great factor of this book is that it keeps your attention. It really grabs it and refuses to let go. It’s got a bit of everything, but none of it is too detailed or too confusing for the reader to follow. It’s the perfect amount of description to action to keep the reader glued into the story and looking for more. I also tend to dislike books from a male perspective, but this one was really good, and I didn’t have any trouble falling in with the male character. Overall, I really liked this piece. Completely well written, perfect for it’s genre, and don’t get hung up on any trouble spots! Great read!
*I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.