Synopsis/Review: Riley is a 15 year old boy who is always called the child of wrath. He didn't understand but shrugged it off, not giving it a second though until one day his whole world is turned upside down. His family is not who he thought, his home is not where he thought, and he suddenly has a mission to either be the destroyer or savior of the world. People continue to give him hints but nothing makes sense. Riley has to grow up quickly so he can do what he is destined to do.
This book had a lot of potential. If it was a rough draft then I would say that it was awesome. It still needed a lot of work though. The author was only seventeen when he wrote it so with that in mind, he really did a great job. Riley was an emotional nut case... sometimes he was completely in control and handled situations better than most adults would and other times he went crazy and over reacted. I guess this can be blamed on teenage hormones?? There were quite a few of unanswered questions as well but this was book one of a series so I'm hoping they will be answered in the sequel which should come out in 2012 some time. Overall, it was a fun story.
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Rating: *** Three Stars
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