Author: F. J. R. Titchenell & Matt Carter
Series: The Prospero Chronicles book 1
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Format: Kindle eBook
Source: YA Bound Tours for Review
Goodreads’ Rating: 3.78 / 5
My Rating: ♥♥♥ / ♥♥♥♥♥
Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.
I received this book as part of a blog tour through YA Bound Book Tours for review. This does not alter or influence my review in any way.
In this book we follow two main characters who are living in a town where some weird things are happening. People are going missing regularly, the latest shows up at her own memorial service. Mina and Ben have to work together to hunt these ‘things’ and workout where they are coming from.
On first impressions this book was weird, yet wonderful. I loved the writing, there was just so much imagination so even though what you were reading was completely crazy, you felt as though it actually could be happening – it felt so real.
Character-wise, Mina was a nice girl, a little crazy, with some trust issues. The reasons behind those trust issues are brought to light further on as you read, which makes your heart break a little for her. Ben on the other hand, was very skeptical of Mina (as I would be if some girl I’d never met told me there were monsters who looked like humans all through the town and she needed your help to stop them from taking over). As time goes on, Ben has no choice but to believe her and the two of them embark on a monster-hunting expedition which will have some consequences for them both.
On the whole, I did enjoy this book. It was weird and creepy all wrapped up into one parcel of just plain crazy. In the edition that I received I was able to read the first chapter f the next book in the series, Shards, and it seems like it will be just as enjoyable as the first. It would be interesting to see what happens to Ben and Mina in the small town of Prospero, California.
Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours and the authors for allowing me to read and review this one!
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