Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Edgewood" by Karen McQuestion - A Book Review

    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 new-found 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' family is threatened, he's forced into action. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined. 

Wow. Just... wow. Edgewood by Karen McQuestion amazed me. Not only, is its cover a piece of irresistible eye-candy, but it is also an amazing journey.
    Told in the first person, Edgewood centers around Russ Becker, an almost-sixteen-year-old, and is a character you're sure to enjoy getting to know.
    From the beginning, I found myself enraptured by McQuestion's ability to describe every detail without intruding on the story-line or dialogue. Being written in first-person, the descriptions of Russ' surroundings felt more like the character's own observations, thus making it seem more realistic and less intrusive.
    This book features plot twist after plot twist and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as well as being sure to draw you into the characters' lives and thoughts.
    Sexual content - some crude comments are made, but nothing too overt.
        Languge - mild language scattered throughout. "b*st*rd" is used a few times; as well as "d*mn",    
        "s*cks", "p*ssed", and "h*ll".
        Violence - Little to none.
        Scary images - Little to none.
    This book is sure to be a hit among young adults and adults alike!

4 of 5 stars!

God bless,

Have you read Edgewood by Karen McQuestion yet? If so, what were your thoughts?

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