Thursday, March 24, 2016

WRI Reviews: Edgewood by Karen McQuestion

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Edgewood by Karen McQuestion
Pages: 325
Publisher: Self Published
Source: Kobo
Format:  ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

From Goodreads

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 newfound 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’s family is threatened, he’s forced into action. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.

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My Review
This took awhile to get started. For a few pages I was like 'oh man this is going to take forever'. It slow picked up the pace. Some where in the middle of the book is when things really start getting interesting. Russ wasn't that likable of a character. I didn't dislike him either. I think it was because I found him to be a bit creepy. He can't sleep at night so he either walks or mostly jog around the city to tire himself out. On these jogs he looks through people windows. A quite normal thing to do. I've done it. I don't think you can help looking through someone window when they have it open and you can see clearly inside. The creepy part was that he would stop and look. So perhaps my previous statement should be amended to I don't think you can help glancing through someone window.

Anyway, during one of these jogs, he sees a bright light. He stand under it. After that night everything changes. He soon finds out that he isn't the same. That he isn't the only one and that it has happen before. Many times before. Unfortunately, there are people who are looking for those affected by the light and what they have in mind may not be good.

This turn out to be a good read. You get to know just enough about the characters to be interested in them. There are a few surprises along the way. It ends with somewhat of a cliffhanger. There are questions that are left unanswered but it was done in a way that doesn't make you want to wring the author neck. 

About the Author
Karen McQuestion is the bestselling author of books for all ages. Some of her titles include Hello Love, Life on Hold, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show, The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. McQuestion lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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